Barcelona are riding a wave of positive momentum as they prepare to host Granada at the Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys on Sunday.
The Blaugrana have claimed two consecutive victories in La Liga and will be looking to add another three points to their tally against a struggling Granada side.
Coming off a convincing 1-3 win over Alaves, Barcelona find themselves firmly in third place in the standings. Despite not replicating the dominance of last season, they seem to have rediscovered their winning touch under manager Xavi Hernandez.
Their recent form, coupled with an impressive home record (nine wins in 12 league games), makes them clear favorites against Granada.
On the other hand, Granada are in a precarious position, languishing second from bottom after a four-match winless streak. Their struggles on the road are even more concerning, having failed to score in their last four away trips in La Liga.
History Favors Barcelona:
Head-to-head meetings further strengthen Barcelona’s case. They have lost just twice to Granada in their last 14 encounters, and at home, that record is even better, with only one defeat in their entire history. Moreover, these matches have often been high-scoring affairs, with Barcelona typically finding the back of the net multiple times.
Considering Barcelona’s recent form, home advantage, and historical dominance over Granada, a comfortable victory seems likely. Here are two potential betting picks:
Main Bet: Barcelona -1.5 Asian Handicap: This bet favors Barcelona to win by at least two goals, offering higher odds than a simple win prediction.
Alternative Bet: Over 2.5 Goals: Given the historical goal-fests between these teams and Barcelona’s offensive prowess, this bet could be lucrative.
While Granada are desperate for points, their current form and away record suggest a tough challenge awaits them. However, football is unpredictable, and they could potentially pull off an upset.
This match promises to be an exciting encounter, with Barcelona aiming to build on their momentum and Granada fighting for survival.