Barcelona are coming off of a humbling 3-0 Champions League matchday 1 loss to Bayern Munich in midweek. Now, Ronald Koeman must dust off the Blaugrana going into matchday 5 of the La Liga season. Barcelona will host Granada on Monday night at Camp Nou in a game the team need to win to keep pace with the rest of the title contenders.

Barcelona vs Granada Match Preview

Granada are just outside the bottom three going into the matchday 5 showdown at Camp Nou. Los Rojiblancos have taken just two points from 12 points on offer this season. Just one point separates Granada from the bottom three ahead of the weekend, but they could find themselves in the relegation zone prior to kicking off on Monday night.

These teams met three times last season with Granada pulling off a historic win at Camp Nou. After falling behind 1-0 thanks to a Barcelona goal from Lionel Messi, Granada scored twice in the final 27 minutes to win 2-1.

Prior to Granada’s historic victory, they lost 4-0 to Barcelona in the reverse La Liga fixture. The teams drew 2-2 in the Copa del Rey in their third match of the campaign. Barcelona went through thanks to scoring three times more in extra-time.

Barcelona vs Granada Betting Odds

 

 

Barcelona did not play on matchday 4 of the La Liga season. Due to players not being available for the game following international duty in South America, the club got their game against Sevilla postponed. Koeman’s team has picked up seven points from nine this season and are unbeaten. Despite not playing last weekend, Barcelona are still in seventh place with a goal difference of +3.

 

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Barcelona win this weekend are at 2/7. The Blaugrana are a perfect six points from six possible at Camp Nou this term. Barcelona have scored six times and conceded three goals at home.

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Granada victory away from home are at 23/2. Los Rojiblancos have won two of their last four matches in La Liga against Barcelona. Granada have taken one point from six this season. Robert Moreno’s team has not scored a goal on the road while conceding four times.

Granada have drawn twice in four games this season, while Barcelona have drawn once in three matches. Bookies’ best betting odds for a draw between Barcelona and Granada are at 24/5.

Barcelona vs Granada Team News

Barcelona added to the injury list in midweek as Pedri and Jordi Alba suffered injuries against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Alba will be out of action for one or two games due to a knock. Pedri has a quad strain which could see him miss four to six weeks of action. Pedri has played non-stop over the last 18 months and the amount of football could have played a big part in the injury.

Ansu Fati, Sergino Dest, Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, and Ousmane Dembele were all unavailable in midweek. Each of the five players is unlikely to be fit this weekend to play Granada. Spanish media is claiming Barcelona are in an injury crisis. Memphis Depay is joint-team leader in goals scored with two. Braithwaite and Sergi Roberto have tallied two goals apiece as well.

Granada coach Moreno has just one injury issue going into the match this week. Defender Neydar Lozano is recovering from a skull fracture. Granada are led in goals by Luis Javier Suarez with two goals in four appearances.

Barcelona vs Granada H2H

These teams met three times last season with Granada pulling off a historic win at Camp Nou. After falling behind 1-0 thanks to a Barcelona goal from Lionel Messi, Granada scored twice in the final 27 minutes to win 2-1. Los Rojiblancos have won two of their last four matches in La Liga against Barcelona.

Eleven of the last 16 matches between Barcelona and Granada in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Six of the last 16 matches between these clubs finished with both teams scoring goals. Just three of the last 12 games in all competitions between Barcelona and Granada ended in a win for the latter. Two of those wins came in the teams’ last four league matches.

Barcelona vs Granada Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 10/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Six of the last 16 matches in all competitions between Barcelona and Granada ended with both teams scoring goals. Last season, these sides played three times with both teams scoring goals in two games. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score goals at Camp Nou. Last season, the teams’ match at Camp Nou ended 2-1 in favour of Granada.

 

Memphis Depay to score anytime @ 8/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Depay has two goals in three games for Barcelona in La Liga. He has added an assist to the Barcelona cause on the domestic front. Depay has had a part in 43% of Barcelona’s goals in three games. Our betting tips prediction is for Depay to play a big part by scoring a goal anytime. The forward averages a goal every 135 minutes of La Liga football. He has scored in each of Barcelona’s last two league matches.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 1/2 - BET NOW

 

 

Both of Barcelona’s home matches this season ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Those games both ended in wins over Real Sociedad and Getafe. Eleven of the last 16 head-to-head games between Barcelona and Granada finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for Barcelona and Granada to rack up the goals with more than 2.5 being scored. Granada’s last two La Liga games, both losses, saw over 2.5 goals scored.

 

Barcelona should bounce back from losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek. The Blaugrana should flex their muscle against Granada despite having an injury crisis to contend with. A win could take Barcelona into the top four with results going their way elsewhere.