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Granada will be taking on visiting club Barcelona at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in this La Liga fixture on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Granada v Barcelona game - along with the latest match odds.
Granada will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-2 Copa del Rey victory vs Cultural Leonesa.
In that match, Granada had 50% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Granada, the goals were scored by Jorge Molina (19') and Darwin Machís (116'). At the other end, Cultural Leonesa got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. The game was won by Granada in extra time.
Over their prior six games, Diego Martínez's Granada have managed to score a total of 8 times - an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Coming into this fixture, Granada are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
Barcelona come into this clash after a 2-3 La Liga win versus Athletic Bilbao in their previous fixture.
In that game, Barcelona had 58% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 9 on target. For Barcelona, the goalscorers were Pedri (14') and Lionel Messi (38', 62'). Athletic Bilbao got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Iñaki Williams (3') and Iker Muniain (90') scored for Athletic Bilbao.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Barcelona have bagged a tally of 12 goals. Barça have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have seen 6 goals scored by their opponents. Such a pattern won’t necessarily follow through here, however.
Going into this one, Barcelona are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 09/01/2016 tells us that Granada have won 1 of these games and Barcelona 5, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A total of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 3 of them from Nazaríes and 13 netted by Barça. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was La Liga match day 20 on 19/01/2020 and the score finished Barcelona 1-0 Granada.
That time, Barcelona had 82% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Lionel Messi (76').
Granada had 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Valentín Pizarro Gómez.
Team News: Granada
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Granada gaffer Diego Martínez to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Neyder Lozano (Tibia Fracture) will miss out.
Team News: Barcelona
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has a number of players out of action. Sergi Roberto (Muscle Injury), Gerard Piqué (Knee Injury), Philippe Coutinho (Torn Meniscus) and Ansu Fati (Mensical Laceration) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Clément Lenglet will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We envisage that Barcelona have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Granada will not find it easy to score but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be being dangerous at times.
We’re therefore anticipating a controlled 1-3 win for Barcelona by the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (19,336)
Captain: Víctor Diaz
Chairman: Jiang Lizhang
Manager: Diego Martínez
Competitions: La Liga position 7, Copa del Rey (Second Round), Europa League (Round of 32), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Jorge Molina
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Jorge Molina was born in Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Polideportivo Ejido in the 2007 - 2008 season, the talented Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 14 appearances.