Primera Division Gameweek 20
Jan 8, 2022 KO: 17:30

Granada - Barcelona

Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes Granada
Referee: Pablo González
  57' De Jong
Antonio Puertas 89'  

Match preview

De Jong out - How Barcelona could line up against Granada

Frenkie de Jong and Ronald Araujo both collected injuries in the Copa del Rey and will miss Barcelona's next game

Barcelona will be without Frenkie de Jong and Ronald Araujo for this weekend's Primera Division clash against Granada.

During the week the Blaugrana came back from a goal down to defeat Linares 2-1 in the Copa del Rey, with Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Jutgla getting on the scoresheet.

However, there were two casualties in De Jong and Araujo, as the former picked up a calm injury while the latter will need surgery on his hand.

In defence, Barca could welcome Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet back into the squad after a period out with illness.

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Pedri, Abde Ezzalzouli, Gavi, Alejandro Balde and Sergino Dest will all need to provide negative Covid tests to be involved. Philippe Coutinho won't be involved as he has joined Aston Villa.

If Pedri and Gavi are both available, it is likely Gavi will start as Pedri is recovering from an injury too.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start in goal behind a likely back four of Dani Alves, Eric Garcia, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba.

Alves will make his second La Liga debut for the club if he does indeed start.

With De Jong out, Sergio Busquets could be joined in midfield by Nico and Gavi.

Memphis Depay and Ansu Fati could feature after recovering from their respective injuries, but Barca will be very careful with Fati's recovery so he might be on the bench.

Luuk de Jong might start after completing a suspension against Linares, while Dembele could feature on the right despite speculation over his future.

Predicted Barcelona XI v Granada

Match statistics

Granada
Statistics
Barcelona
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
6
9
Draws
7
5
Losses
7
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
30
26
Goals Per Game
1.50
1.30
More > 2.5 Goals
10
10
More > 3 Goals
6
5
Scored First in a Match
8
10
Scored Both Halves
6
4
Won More > 1 Goal
3
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
27
24
Did Not Score
5
6
Both Teams Scored
12
9
Kept Clean Sheet
4
6
Won Without Conceding
3
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
14
Shots on Target
4.45
4.45
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.09
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.00
2.74
Penalties
0.05
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.10
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
14
9.05
Shots on Target Conceded
4.95
3.05
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.15
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
15
Yellow Cards
2.70
2.10
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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In suspension danger

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