Barcelona climbs to the top with a victory
This calendar year, Barça have a single, but always the heaviest to accept loss in La Liga. The one with 1-2 in El Clásico.
What do you think we can expect from the Catalans in these circumstances?
And even more so with the opportunity to top the standings for the first time, taking advantage of the wrong steps of the competition.
First, Atletico Madrid lost to Bilbao. And then Real Madrid hurried to make a gift with a 0-0 draw with Betis.
Now Barcelona holds everything in their hands. And they are even facing a direct home clash with Atletico Madrid.
Granada is a pleasant surprise
Granada make only their second consecutive season in La Liga. But in such an exceptional way, as if they are one of the top teams.
During the last campaign, not only did they not fight for survival, as was expected for a newly-promoted team. But they even finished 7th.
This season everything repeats itself. And again, they are around this achievement.
Forecast for Barcelona - Granada
For this match there are not many indicators by which we can compare these two teams at all.
As historically, in the last 9 championship matches between them, the expected winners are Barcelona.
Even in the first match of this season in La Liga, the Catalans won convincingly 4-0.
It is naive to expect anything other than their victory in this meeting.
But it would be even more unreasonable to bet a small amount on the proposed odds.
Granada, however, led 2-0 in the King's Cup match for a long time. And Barcelona equalized them only in regular time.
I know that now there will be no gram of underestimation or mercy.
But Granada deserve at least an honorable goal now after the nightmare they experienced then.
You know that with a defeated result there is a slight relaxation.
I allow Barça to do its main work until the break. And the honorable goal to happen after her.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Barcelona have won 8 of their last 9 games in La Liga: 8-0-1.
- Barcelona is in a series of 5 consecutive home victories.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 6 of Barcelona's last 7 games.
- Barça have won their last 7 home games against Granada.
- Granada is in a series of 16 games without a draw: 6-0-10.
- Granada have lost 7 of their last 8 away games: 1-0-7.
- Goals / Goals & Over 2.5 are in 8 of their last 9 visits to Granada.
- Messi is Barça 's top scorer with 25 goals. Soldado has 9 for Granada.
- victory for Barcelona
- security: 10/10
- exact result: 3-0