Granada (@9.5) vs Barcelona (@1.33)
22-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Barcelona will win

Granada – Barcelona Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 15:00

Their striker Luis Suarez scored two. They have to win this game to continue their run and catch Sevilla and Atl Madrid at the top. In the last round, they played without Dembele and Messi and still demolished Valencia 5:2, with many chances created as they usually do. Barcelona was stunned in the first round with an 89th-minute stunner by Aritz Aduriz in Bilbao, which claimed them 3 points and left Barcelona pointless. It is still unknown, whether Messi will play or not, but it all indicates that he could be sidelined again.

Granadas goal scoring prowess can see them hitting the net against a Barca defence that have conceded seven goals in their first four La Liga outings, but it may be a consolation only with a 1-4 correct score forecasted in favour of Ernesto Valverdes side (Barcelona have hit three or four goals past Granada in four of the last five meetings).

Goalscorers

Villarreal have been producing fine performances in pre-season and seeing that they outplayed the likes of Augsburg, Koln, Levante and WBA, we believe that Santi Cazorla and Co. Estadio de la Ceramica will host Saturdays football match between Villarreal and Granada, the two teams who face each other in the opening match of the season. The Yellows were struggling in the 2018/2019 La Liga season, but they eventually managed to avoid the drop to the Spanish second tier. are capable of beating newcomers Granada in front of home fans.

Both sides have been involved in some high scoring contests already this season and we should see a few goals in this one. Barca have also really struggled to control games in midfield, certainly on the road, so this could be a lot more even than the most recent clashes between these sides and the hosts could well get a result. Jordi Alba is out for Barcelona and Granada may feel as though they can exploit that possible weakness with Junior Firpo set to come in.

As of now, Cules worldwide will be curious as to how their attackers would line up. Ernesto Valverde is going through a problem of plenty at the moment. Teenage sensation Ansu Fati seemed to jump out of nowhere into one of the main players in the squad and coupled with Carles Perez, Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Suarez and the returning Messi, itd be a wonder as to what even the front three might be.

Scores Vs Opponents

The late game in La Liga on Saturday is an intriguing one as a Granada side that has started the season very brightly takes on Barcelona who have struggled on the road so far. Theyve already dropped points away to one of the newly promoted teams and this trip to the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes is unlikely to be any easier.

I looked at their recent performances and their styles of play, as well as other factors like tradition while I was crafting my selection. Both of these teams started this season similarly, but there is a big difference in quality. If we take everything I said, it points to the away win with over 3.5 goals scored. Barcelona looks too strong for Granada as of now.

Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past. Barcelona is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning El Pichichi award.

Our prediction for this Primera Division match:

They won 1-4 in this fixture last season and expect something similar here. With Messi back in the fold after injury, the goals will surely follow and Ernesto Valverde's men should get back to winning ways and rack up the goals here. Barcelona were held to a rare draw in Dortmund in their midweek Champions League match but they will look to get back on track here.

are going to record their third victory of the season. Granada did defeat Celta Vigo 2-0 on the road at the weekend, but you should bear in mind that both Jorge Saenz and Fran Beltran were sent off in Sundays football match. In their last meeting at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes Barcelona recorded a 4-1 win over Granada. The newcomers face an uphill task against Barcelona and we are positive that Leo Messi and Co.

Sevilla are the favourites but Granada will be full of belief following an excellent pre-season and that fine comeback at Villarreal. Julen Lopeteguis team have plenty of quality out wide and in midfield though and will certainly ask plenty of questions of their newly promoted opponents and this has the potential to be a good game with goals at both ends. They will fancy they can be a threat from set-pieces again here against a team that will take time to gel and could just be caught off guard at the back given there are clearly players still getting used to playing with one another.

League Table

The winners of this Fridays game will (briefly at least) go top of the table so theres plenty of incentive here for both Granada and Sevilla with Andalusian pride also at stake. The visitors will be the favourites but they will know they will be in for a game against a Granada side who caught the eye on the opening weekend.

The likes of Yacine Brahimi, Juan Aguero, Gustavo Benitez, Pahinho, Denis Milar, Julio Montero Castillo, Capi, Cesar and Jose Mingorance are famous players that were part of the Estadio El Sadar outfit in the past. The original colour of Granadas kits were blue and white, but after the Spanish Civil War the club chiefs bought new ones (red and white).

The Andalusians are determined to impress on their return to the Spanish top flight, but seeing that Villarreal are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Estadio de la Ceramica Villarreal recorded a 2-0 win over Granada, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.