Here comes Barcelona. After a rocky start, Lionel Messi and company have won three of their last four games and now they’re in third place, five points from Real Madrid (and seven points away from Atletico Madrid).
Next Saturday, they visit Los Carmenes to face Granada (seventh place), a team that’s having a great season despite having considerable limitations.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports, and Sports Betting odds for Granada vs Barcelona while making some predictions.
Game: Granada vs Barcelona
Location: Los Carmenes Stadium
Time: Saturday,12:30 p.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
La Liga Betting Lines
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 49
- Granada Victories: 6 (44 goals)
- Barcelona Victories: 39 (129 goals)
- Draws: 4
Last season, Barcelona had an awful year that included a 2-0 loss against Granada. That’s right, in their first matchup, at Los Carmenes, Granada beat Barcelona 2-0 with goals from Ramon Azeez and Alvaro Vadillo.
Later, at Camp Nou, Barcelona took revenge with a 1-0 victory (goal from Lionel Messi).
Barcelona have won nine of their last 10 games against Granada, including several blowouts (4-1, 4-0 and 6-0). Barcelona and Granada haven’t drawn since the 1973-74 season, and the winning team finished with a clean sheet in five of their last six matchups.
Moneyline: Granada +450 | Barcelona -180
Why bet on Granada?
Granada have won three of their last five games. They just lost against Eibar (2-0), but they remain in seventh place with 24 points (7-3-6 record), but they have played two games less than Real Sociedad (fourth place with 30 points).
Despite not having beat any of the top teams (they already lost against Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad), Granada will be facing a very unstable version of Barcelona, and they have a 5-2-1 record at home; their only loss at home was against Valladolid (3-1).
Granada have scored 19 goals (second-worst among the top seven) and they have allowed 25 goals (worst among the top seven). Jorge Molina, Roberto Soldado, and Luis Javier Suarez are the team’s top scorers, all with three goals.’
Diego Martinez is Granada’s manager since the 2018 season, and he has led them to victory in 50.65% of their games.
This season, they have a 5-2-1 record against the spread when playing at home. They also have a 4-3-1 over/under record when playing at home.
Why Bet on Barcelona?
As we already mentioned, Barcelona have won three of their last four games. All those victories were on the road, including a huge one against Athletic Bilbao (2-3 after being 1-0 down three minutes into the game).
Barcelona have a 9-4-4 record, and they lead the scoring chart with 33 goals. Their biggest problem has been the defense; they have allowed 17 goals (worst among the top six).
As usual, Lionel Messi has been sensational. He’s the team’s top scorer with nine goals; he’s tied with Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) and Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) at the top of La Liga’s scoring chart.
That has been another problem for Barcelona; not having a top striker to play in the center. Martin Braithwaite is good, but not as good as Luis Suarez or Karin Benzema.
Barcelona have a 4-1-3 record on the road. They have lost against Cadiz (2-1), Atletico Madrid (1-0) and Getafe (1-0). They already lost against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid (at Camp Nou), that’s why they can’t afford to lose any more points.
They also have a 2-5-1 record against the spread and 1-5-2 over/under record, both when playing on the road.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
Both teams have several players out due to injury. On Granada’s side, Luis Milla, Darwin Machis, Angel Montoro and Neyder Lozano will not be able to play.
Granada’s expected lineup is Rui Silva, Carlos Neva, Jesús Vallejo, German Sanchez, Quini, Antonio Puertas, Yangel Herrera, Maxime Gonalons, Robert Kenedy, Roberto Soldado and Luis Javier Suarez.
On Barcelona’s side, all Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho are injured.
Barcelona’s expected lineup is Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi.
Over/Under 3 goals: Granada (7-3-6) | Barcelona (9-4-4)
Five of the last 10 games between Granada and Barcelona went over three goals. Barcelona average 1.9 goals per game; Granada average 1.18 goals per game, but they have scored at least two goals in their last four games at home.
Barcelona scored three goals in two of their last three games on the road (Athletic Bilbao and Valladolid).
Pick: Over 3 goals
Final Score Prediction: Granada 2 – Barcelona 2
Granada vs Barcelona Props Predictions
At BetUs you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. Barcelona won four of their last five games against Granada; they were tied at half time in three of those same five games.
Here’s a quick rundown of Granada vs Barcelona latest results (La Liga):
- Barcelona 1 – Granada 0 (0-0 at half time)
- Granada 2 – Barcelona 0 (1-0 at half time)
- Granada 1 – Barcelona 4 (0-1 at half time)
- Barcelona 1 – Granada 0 (0-0 at half time)
- Granada 0 – Barcelona 3 (0-0 at half time)
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