Granada 7-3-6, Barcelona 9-4-4
1/9/21 12:30 pm
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Granada is hosting Barcelona at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in round 18 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Granada is in solid form, and they have won their Copa del Rey game earlier this week after the extra time. In their last 4 LaLiga games, Granada has 2 wins and 2 losses, and they have scored 4 goals while conceding 5 goals. After 16 played games, Granada is in solid 7th place with 24 points, only 19 scored goals, and 25 conceded goals. Roberto Soldado, Suarez, and Molina are the leading goalscorers for Granada with 3 goals each. Machis has 3 assists. Gonalons and Diaz are still questionable for this game, while Lozano is suspended because of the red card. Granada was playing against Eibar on the road in their last LaLiga game, and they were the weaker team with 45% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and extremely low 49% of the correct passes. Granada has lost this game 2-0. Granada is not a good offensive team, and while their defense is better, it will not be enough for Granada to stay this high in the standings.
Barcelona is on a 2- game winning streak in LaLiga, and they have won 5 of their last 7 LaLiga games while 2 games ended in a draw. Thanks to this positive streak, Barcelona has climbed the standings to third place where they have 31 points, 33 scored goals, and 17 conceded goals. Barcelona is the best offensive team in LaLiga this season, and they are looking good. Barcelona was playing against Athletic Bilbao on the road in their latest game, and they were the better team with 58% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and high 89% of the correct passes. After falling behind in the 3rd minute, Barcelona has turned the score around until halftime. Barcelona has scored another goal in the second half, but they also conceded one more goal. Barcelona was the better team here, and they have deservedly won this match 2-3. Messi’s form has been rising, and he now has 9 goals and 2 assists. Griezmann has added 3 goals and 3 assists. Fati, Pique, Roberto, and Coutinho are all injured, while Lenglet is suspended because of the yellow cards. There has been plenty of inconsistencies in Barcelona when the season started, and it lasted for a while, but it looks like Barcelona is working out their kinks, and they are playing better and more efficiently than they ever did this season.
Granada’s home record this season is 5-2-1, while Barcelona is on a 3-game winning streak on the road. Barcelona also hasn’t lost any of their last 7 games. Granada and Barcelona have played 14 times against each other, and Barcelona has won 12 of those games while Granada has won only 2. There is no doubt that Barcelona is the better team here, and even though Granada is doing well, Barcelona is playing better, and they have Messi. I’m taking Barcelona and goals here.