The Sunday evening action in La Liga sees champions and league leaders Barcelona play host to mid-table Granada in Quique Setien’s first game at the helm of the Blaugrana. All focus will be on new Barca boss Setien, who has replaced the dismissed Ernesto Valverde.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 19 January, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Granada: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Granada recorded a famous 2-0 victory over Barcelona back in their meeting in September, with Ramon Azeez on the scoresheet and Alvaro Vadillo netting from the penalty spot.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Granada double chance||4/1||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||11/5||Offer|
|Arturo Vidal anytime scorer||5/2||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Granada Predictions and Preview
Barcelona remain top of the table, albeit on goal difference ahead of Real Madrid, but have just one league win in their last four.
That – coupled with their Spanish Supercopa loss – led to the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde, with former Real Betis boss Quique Setien now at the helm.
Granada stunningly led La Liga as recently as early October and while their form has tailed off since then, they are still in the top half of the division.
However, they have just two victories in their last nine and have lost five successive matches away from home.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are overwhelming favourites for this encounter at odds of 2/13 with a Granada victory priced at 18/1 and the draw available at 13/2.
There have been 72 goals over Barcelona’s 19 league games – almost four per game – while 50 goals have flown in during Granada games this term. Over 4.5 goals is priced at 11/5 with over 5.5 at a tempting 5/1.
A ‘double chance’ on Granada to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/1 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/66.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 1/2.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up six goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla, Real Valladolid, Leganesm Alaves and Espanyol – in just four starts and is at a tempting 5/2 to find the net here.
One to watch for Granada: Antonio Puertas is top scorer for the Andalusian club in all competitions with five goals to his name and is at 6/1 to add to that tally here.
Long shot: Barcelona have eight clean sheets already this season while Granada have not conceded in either of their last two matches. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 25/1.