Granada vs Barcelona Match Info
Date: Saturday September 21 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Estadio Nuevo de Los Carmenes
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez
Granada vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
April 2 2017: Granada 1-4 Barcelona
October 29 2016: Barcelona 1-0 Granada
May 14 2016: Granada 0-3 Barcelona
January 9 2016: Barcelona 4-0 Granada
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1976-77: 12
Granada wins: 1
Barcelona wins: 11
Granada vs Barcelona Stats
- Barcelona have scored three or more goals in each of their last three away matches against Granada
- Luis Suarez scored five goals in those three games
- Lionel Messi has scored two or more goals against Granada on four occasions
Granada vs Barcelona Match Preview
Lionel Messi made a cameo return to action this week and his domestic seasonal debut is expected at Granada – as Barcelona seek a first away win of the season at the fourth attempt.
The Argentine maestro has been sidelined with a calf injury sustained in pre-season training and was only fit enough to play for the first time in a 31-minute substitute’s outing in the 0-0 Champions League draw away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
His recovery is of huge importance to Barca, as ever, but even more so now because they have drawn two and lost the other of their three matches so far this term away from Camp Nou – where they have won both their games 5-2.
Granada, meanwhile, spent 35 years outside the Primeira Division before they were promoted in 2011, had six years in the top flight until they were relegated and then bounced back at the second time of asking last season.
Having played three of their first four games away from home, Diego Martinez’s side will be pleased with their return of seven points so far which includes back-to-back decisive wins to nil against Espanyol and Celta Vigo either side of the international break.
Those results suggest Barcelona may not have things all their own way here, especially given their unconvincing form on the road, but with Messi back to inspire them the Spanish champions are fancied to get an away victory on the board.
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Granada vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona HT/FT @ 19/20 with Coral
Barcelona to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @ 3/4 with Coral