FC Barcelona vs Granada CF: Match Preview
After the extremely tough and nerve-wracking Champions League fixture against Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona is back in LaLiga to give their fans something to cheer. The fans are ready to witness FC Barcelona vs Granada CF.
While Granada CF is coming into this match after two consecutive victories scoring 5 goals. Their confidence level is sky-high as compared to that of the Cataluna. However, you never know what Barcelona might have up their sleeves when it is there day.
FC Barcelona’s start to LaLia 19/20 can be considered modest if not great, to say the least. The defending champions have managed to secure two victories, a loss, and a draw. With this setup, they stand with seven points in the points table. After starting with a tragic (1-0) loss against Athletic Club, the Catalan giants recovered strongly in their match against Real Betis with a scoreline of (5-2). Even in their last match, the Spanish champions completely bamboozled Valencia and won the match with a score of (5-2).
Luiz Suarez finally got his shooting boots on in his comeback game against Valencia, after a mild injury.
The big news is that Lionel Messi has returned after a long period of injury. He started in the Champions League fixture against the Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund. He is also expected to start today.
Meanwhile, in the absence of Messi, Antoine Griezmann has been in decent form. He has scored two goals and provided two assists in his four league games, so far.
Granada fans have to bear the bad news as their key players such as Alex Martinez, Yann Eteki, Neyder Lozano and Fede Vico will not be starting for the home game against FC Barcelona.
They have managed to win their last two games by a fairly great margin of 2 and 3 goals. However, their record against the Catalan giants has not been very pleasant.
FC Barcelona vs Granada CF: Match Facts
- Since 2011, FC Barcelona and Granada CF have shared 12 matches in all competitions. Barca has managed to win 11 out of the 12 matches with just a single defeat.
- In their last away game against Granada CF, Barcelona managed to comprehensively win the match with a scoreline of (4-1).
- Barcelona has scored a total of 15 goals in their last 5 games against Granada.
- Barcelona has won each of the last six fixtures against Granada.
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Barcelona barely shielded themselves against Borussia Dortmund in their first Champions League game this season. Considering that performance, Barca will come hard to salvage some pride in the away game. On the other hand, Granada CF is coming in with 9 away goals. This will be a tough contest. However, the return of Messi could be fruitful for Barcelona.
Score: FC Barcelona (3-0) Granada CF
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