FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, La Liga 2020/21

The Blaugrana are rising above the table in La Liga and have made a strong comeback from their early season slump. They will be travelling away to Granada this week and Alley Sport is here with Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada. Ronald Koeman’s men have seen a slew of good results domestically, after losing 2-1 to Cadiz at the start of last month.

Forward Griezmann (left) and full-back Alba (right) have the joint-most assists in the league for Barca | Image: Getty Images, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada
Forward Griezmann (left) and full-back Alba (right) have the joint-most assists in the league for Barca | Image: Getty Images, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada

Granada vs Barcelona, Match Preview

Barcelona defeated Athletic Club 2-3 in their last league outing at the San Mames. Inaki Williams’ opener for the home side was equalized by teenage sensation Pedri, before Lionel Messi killed the game with a goal on either half, the second of which lashed in off the crossbar from an Antoine Griezmann cross. The goal took Messi to the top of the goal-scoring charts, level with 3 other players.

The win at Basque marks Barca’s 7th unbeaten game in a row after losing 0-3 to Juventus in the last round of their Champions League group stage. The Blaugrana have won 5 and drawn 2 in this run and Messi and co will hope to extend this purple patch against Granada on the road.

Messi's 9 La Liga goals puts him joint-top in the running for Pichichi trophy | Image: Getty Images, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada
Messi’s 9 La Liga goals puts him joint-top in the running for Pichichi trophy | Image: Getty Images, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada: Latest Team News

Barcelona will enter this game without the services of wonder-kid Ansu Fati, who is still recovering from a meniscus injury. Club-record signing Philippe Coutinho is also out with the same injury, and will not be available for selection against Granada. Defender Gerard Pique and midfielder-cum-full-back Sergi Roberto are also on the sidelines. Ronald Koeman will rely on the creative spark of wonder-kid Pedri and captain Messi.

Granada will be without center-back Neyder Lozano, midfielder Luis Milla, winger Darwin Machis and defensive midfielder Angel Montoro who are all out with injuries. The home team will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s fixture, when goals from Ramon Azeez and Alvaro Vadillo gave them a shock 2-0 win over the Blaugrana.

Barca have not lost in their last 7 outings | Image: Getty Images, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada
Barca have not lost in their last 7 outings | Image: Getty Images, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada

We expect Ronald Koeman to go with a 4-3-3 formation which is suited to Barcelona’s first team regulars and has given them victories in their last two games. Marc Andre ter Stegen will continue in goal with Clement Lenglet and Ronald Araujo playing at the heart of defence. We expect new signing Sergino Dest to be given his 11th start of the league season, while wonder-kid Pedri is expected to retain his spot in the starting XI after an impressive performance against Bilbao. Here is our FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada:

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Marc Andre ter Stegen

LB: Jordi Alba

CB: Clement Lenglet

CB: Ronald Araujo

RB: Sergino Dest

CDM: Sergio Busquets

CM: Frenkie de Jong

CM: Pedri

RW: Ousmane Dembele

LW: Antoine Griezmann

CF: Lionel Messi (c)

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Cules around the world enjoyed Messi's partnership with youngster Pedri against Bilbao | Image: Goal, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada
Cules around the world enjoyed Messi’s partnership with youngster Pedri against Bilbao | Image: Goal, Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs Granada: Score Prediction

We expect the Blaugrana to continue their good form, winning this game 2-0. Expect Messi to be on the scoresheet again, continuing Barca’s rise in the league.

Granada vs Barcelona, Live Stream

Fans around the world can stream the match live from LaLiga Facebook page from 2300 IST or 1930 CEST.

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