The FC Barcelona vs Granada CF football match will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2020, in the 20th stage of LaLiga, at the “Camp Nou” stadium in Barcelona.
Ernesto Valverde was dismissed from Barça! The new coach is Quique Setién
FC Barcelona started badly in 2020, finishing 2-2 away with the last-ranked RCD Espanyol in the 19th stage of LaLiga and being defeated 3-2 by Atlético Madrid at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final. President Josep Maria Bartomeu was very disappointed that his team did not win the Catalan derby and did not play the Spanish Super Cup final with Real Madrid and decided to dismiss coach Ernesto Valverde. It left the group “Blaugrana” in the first place after the end of the tour, with 40p +26, followed by Real Madrid 40p +24, Atlético Madrid 35p and FC Sevilla 35p. Barca supporters were very upset when they learned that the new coach will be Quique Setién, 61, who last coached Real Betis Sevilla. It aims to win the title, the Spanish Cup where FCB will play away with UD Ibiza and especially the Champions League, where it will meet in the best on SSC Napoli. Team scorers are Lionel Messi (13 goals), Luis Suárez (11 goals) and Antoine Griezmann (7 goals). The next opponent of the champion will be Valencia CF, away, in the 21st stage.
Granada finished the championship round exactly in the middle of the standings
Granada CF has an excellent new year’s debut, achieving 2 victories in the 2 matches played in 2020. The newly promoted defeated 1-0 at home to RCD Mallorca in the 19th stage of LaLiga and away with 1-0 on UD Tamaraceite, in the second round of the Spanish Cup. The team coached by Diego Martínez finished the championship round exactly in the middle of the standings, in 9th place, having 27p after 19 stages. “Nazaríes” had 8 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws. “Rojiblancos” won the most points, 13, in stages 3 and 7, when they had 4 successes and a draw. It should also be noted that they have only one equal in the last 12 stages, 1-1 at home “Nuevo Los Cármenes”, with Atlético Madrid. The Granada group is 12p ahead of the relegation line and even if it is in the Europa League area, it aims to avoid relegation. The goalscorers are Antonio Puertas (4 goals), Carlos Fernández (3 goals) and Álvaro Vadillo (3 goals). After the match in Barcelona, ”Matagigantes” will play away with CF Badalona in the third round of the Spanish Cup, then “out” with FC Sevilla, in the 21st stage.
FC Barcelona vs Granada CF: Direct results (H2H)
FC Barcelona and Granada CF have met 47 times in LaLiga, the balance being 37 “Blaugrana” victories, 4 draws and 6 successes “Nazaríes”. The goal was favorable to the hosts, 124 to 43. In the 23 matches played on “Camp Nou”, Barça won 23 victories. And this time the goal was favorable to the hosts, 86 to 18.
Last 5 direct results
- 09.01.2016: FC Barcelona vs Granada CF 4-0 (LaLiga)
- May 14, 2016: Granada CF vs FC Barcelona 0-3 (LaLiga)
- 29.10.2016: FC Barcelona vs Granada CF 1-0 (LaLiga)
- 02.04.2017: Granada CF vs FC Barcelona 1-4 (LaLiga)
- 09/21/2019: Granada CF vs FC Barcelona 2-0 (LaLiga)
FC Barcelona vs Granada CF Picks
Barça are without a victory in 2020, and fans are upset by the equal of “El Derbi Barcelonés” and after the defeat of the Super Cup with Atlético Madrid and worried after coach Quique Setién was brought in. He knows that he is not wanted on “Camp Nou”, but in order to close the contestants’ mouths, he needs some categorical victories. The new Catalan technician will not be able to count on Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, who will be missing from the field 4 months, after suffering an injury of the external meniscus right in the derby with Espanyol. Granada has played for 23 on Barcelona’s field and every time he has beaten, so he can only aim to limit the proportions of the score.
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