class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Catalans' long-running defensive issues remain unsolved and there should be interest in opposing them to keep a clean sheet on Monday evening
Barcelona welcome Granada to Camp Nou in La Liga on Monday, in what is a must-win game for Ronald Koeman’s side.
The Blaugrana were comprehensively beaten by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week, while domestically they have looked shaky so far this term, meaning anything but a victory against a struggling Granada outfit would be a massive blow for the Catalans.
Barcelona vs Granada latest odds
Granada claimed a famous win at Camp Nou at the end of last season, a result which all but ended Barca’s title hopes.
This season, however, under new manager Robert Moreno has not started in positive fashion with his side claiming just two points from a possible 12.
Granada are offered at 9/1 (8.00) to win again with bet365 while Barcelona are priced at 2/7 (1.28) and the draw at 19/4 (5.75).
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Barcelona vs Granada team news
Ronaldo Koeman is unable to call upon the services of a number of players with forwards Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Sergio Aguero and Martin Braithwaite all out, while midfielder Pedri and defender Jordi Alba are also sidelined.
Granada, meanwhile, have a relatively clean bill of health with defender Neyder Lozano the only player missing.
Barcelona vs Granada preview
Barcelona’s defensive issues were exposed in the 3-0 defeat to Bayern and at the moment it feels like any team are able to hurt the Blaugrana when attacking.
The Catalans are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, while they have only recorded three shut-outs in their last 15 La Liga games and two of those came against teams that were relegated last term (Eibar and Valladolid).
Granada for their part have only scored twice this season but both strikes have come from in-form Colombian striker Luis Suarez who has taken both goals exceptionally well and the forward has built up a strong understanding with his veteran compatriot Carlos Bacca.
Granada may not have enough about them this season to pull off the shock they managed in April, but backing them to take advantage of Barcelona’s poor defence makes sense.
Barcelona vs Granada tips & predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 4/5 (1.80) and looks a solid option for the game on Monday night.
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