Barcelona vs GranadaLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Sep 20, 2021, Camp Nou
After suffering defeat in the UEFA Champions League, Barcelona turn their attention to domestic matters with a Monday night fixture against Granada. The Catalans will be looking to maintain their solid start to the season and should ease past a struggling Granada side.
Barcelona are coming off a 3-0 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. They proved to be no match for the German champions and disappointingly finished the encounter without a single attempt on target.
It is a result manager Ronald Koeman will be keen to quickly put behind him as they turn their attention to the domestic scene. One positive for Barcelona is they have made an encouraging start to domestic season with two wins and a draw from their opening three La Liga matches.
Barcelona’s two La Liga wins this season have come at the Camp Nou, including a 2-1 victory over Getafe last time out. Another positive for Barca is the form of summer signing Memphis Depay, who has scored two goals in his first three appearances.
Granada travel to Barcelona off the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Real Betis in their previous La Liga fixture. Luis Suarez’s second half equaliser was not enough to earn them a point as they conceded the winner eight minutes from time.
It has been a poor start to the season for Granada, who are still seeking their first win after four matches. They began the season with back-to-back draws against Villarreal and Valencia but have now lost their last two matches.
Granada also have a poor record on the road having lost three of their last four away matches, stretching back to last season. They were also beaten 4-0 by Rayo Vallecano in their previous away fixture.
How the bookies view it
The bookies head into Monday’s clash as favourites among the bookies with a home win priced 2/7 by SBK. A victory for Granada is priced at 21/2 by Unibet while betway is offering odds of 5/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Barcelona have a 14-3 advantage from 17 previous matches against Granada. Both teams won the away match last season with Barcelona claiming a 4-0 victory in the first meeting while Granada triumphed 2-1 in the reverse fixture.
Players to watch
Memphis Depay appears to have settled quickly at Barcelona and has scored two goals in three matches this season. The Dutch striker could be tipped to score anytime at 20/23 Sporting Index.
Luis Suarez has also scored twice for Granada this season and the striker could be worth a punt to score anytime at 3/1 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Barcelona are expected to claim a comfortable victory against Granada and could be backed in the -2 handicap market at 21/10 with bet365. The Catalans could also be tipped to win both halves at 2/1 with BetVictor.
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