Granada – Barcelona

La Liga title contenders Barcelona will visit Granada at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in a match from the 18th round of the competition. Stay with us and our preview for this fixture.

Let’s start with Barca here. The Catalans are happy with their second consecutive win in the league. On Wednesday Ronald Koeman’s team played a really good game during the visit to Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames Barria. The match ended with a 3-2 win for Los Cules. Pedri scored a goal and made an assist while Lionel Messi put the ball twice in the net. It was a terrific game from both players. They showed how important they are to the team.

The combination between Pedri and Lionel Messi for Barca’s second goal is something the Spanish press talks all about at the moment. The 18-years old midfielder flicked the ball to Messi who put it in the net. Now the reporters are starting to discuss – is Pedri becoming one of Barcelona’s biggest stars? The youngster is doing an impressive job since his arrival from Las Palmas.

Granada won’t be an easy opponent for Barca, though. Diego Martinez’ team is doing very well for a second consecutive season. At this moment Granada are 7th in La Liga and this must show you how capable they are. This team is not a joke.

During the week Granada reached the next round of Copa del Rey. Martinez’ team faced Cultural Leonesa and needed extra-time to secure a 2-1 win. The hosts scored first, but Jorge Molina equalised. In the 116th minute Darwin Machis scored the winner for Granada.

That’s our preview for the La Liga clash between Granada and Barcelona on Saturday. The Catalans will try to achieve a third consecutive win in the league, but Granada are a tough one to crack. It’s going to be interesting.