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Preview: Granada vs. Barcelona – prediction, team news, lineups
Barcelona will be looking to make it back-to-back La Liga wins when they travel to the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes to face Granada on Saturday night.
The Spanish champions recorded a 5-2 victory over Valencia on home soil last weekend, but an average start to the 2019-20 campaign has left them fifth – only ahead of sixth-placed Granada on goal difference.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic pictured in action against Granada in April 2017
Granada spent six straight seasons in Spain’s top flight before being relegated at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. El Grana finished 10th in the Segunda in 2017-18 but secured a return to La Liga last season by ending the campaign in second position behind Osasuna.
The Andalusian team have not actually finished higher than 15th in La Liga since claiming sixth in 1973-74, suggesting that it will be another tough campaign as they look to consolidate in the top flight.
That said, Diego Martinez’s side have made a positive start to the 2019-20 campaign – collecting seven points from their four matches to sit sixth, only three points off division leaders Sevilla.
Granada started their season with a stunning 4-4 draw at Villarreal before losing 1-0 to Sevilla on August 23. Two impressive victories have been secured in their last two, though, winning 3-0 at Espanyol and 2-0 at Celta Vigo either side of the September international break.
As expected, there was a big turnaround in players over the summer, but Darwin Machis and Domingos Duarte arrived for a combined £5.4m, while experienced forward Roberto Soldado, who has scored over 100 times in Spain’s top flight, made the move on a free transfer.
It would perhaps be fair to assume that El Grana will be one of the teams fighting to avoid relegation this season, but a positive result against Barca this weekend would leave the supporters dreaming of a strong campaign.