Barcelona vs Granada Betting Tip Barca by 2 Goals – 19th January 2020

Setien can oversee Barca success in first game in charge

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Barcelona vs Granada Betting Tips – La Liga, 19th January 8.00pm

There has been a change at the top for Barcelona. Despite being top of the league and sitting in the round of sixteen in the Champions League, Barca sacked Ernesto Valverde after a misfire in the Spanish Super Cup recently.

In has come Quique Setien. This shouldn’t be too difficult of a match to navigate for the former Real Betis boss in his first game in charge. He may actually bring a bit of the flair back to the Catalans.

Read our predictions for Barcelona vs Granada.

Barcelona vs Granada Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/6
Draw 13/2
Granada 16/1

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Barcelona News and Form – Can Barcelona deliver a win for Setien?

Barca may not be top of the league by the time they kick off on Sunday. They are level on points with Real Madrid and Los Blancos kick off a day earlier against Sevilla. Even though they are top of the pile heading into the weekend, the form hasn’t been red hot from Barcelona.

2-0 Correct Score Barcelona
6/1

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They are W1 D3 in their last four league fixtures, their only success in that run happening on home soil against Alaves. What finally got Valverde the sack was a semi-final loss in the Spanish Super Cup, so that’s what Barcelona are moving on from. Their home form in La Liga is a superb W8 D1 L0 this season.

Their one draw was a dour 0-0 against Real Madrid in mid-December, in which Barca were second best. They have lost Luis Saurez to a long-term injury and it will be interesting to see if they go shopping in January. Barca averages 3.8 goals per home game this season but have only managed two home clean sheets.

Barcelona vs Granada Head to Head

Granada took a shock 2-0 home win over Barca in September
Barcelona are W11 D0 L2 in the head to head with Granda
Both teams have scored in one of the last five meetings only
The two wins that Granada have over Barcelona were both at home

 

Key-Facts – Barcelona vs Granada

  • Quique Setien is in charge of Barcelona for the first time
  • Barca average over 3 goals per home game
  • Granada are on a five match losing streak away from home

 

Granada News and Form – Can Granada do the double over the Catalans?

Heading into the weekend action, Granada are sat in mid-table in La Liga. They returned after the winter break with a 1-0 home success over Mallorca in early January. While their home form has been pretty solid, the same can’t be said of their returns from the road.

Granada are just W2 D2 L5 on their La Liga travels this season. It is a five-match losing streak that they are currently on away from home as well. When you see that they have conceded at an average of over two goals per away game this season, this looks like a tough ask.

Granada haven’t scored in nearly 300 minutes of away football now. Their shock home success over Barcelona earlier this season is the only one of their league wins this season which have been against a team currently in the top half of the table. There has been no clean sheet in six away games for Granada.

Barcelona vs Granada Tips & Odds

Barcelona to win by a 2 goal margin at 3/1
2-0 Correct Score Barcelona 6/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 16th, 2020 at 8:34 p.m.)

Barcelona vs Granada Predictions

Considering that during his time with Real Betis, he had them playing, beautiful open football, Setien may bring a more familiar style back to Barcelona, who have looked really one-dimensional this season.

The home win should happen here and Barcelona to win by a 2 goal margin at 3/1 odds is a nice fit. They don’t have Suarez and it may take a little time for the new boss to get his messages across* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 16th, 2020 at 8:34 p.m.)


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