Granada vs Barcelona Prediction, 1/9/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Granada vs Barcelona
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Granada (+340) Barcelona (-116)
Roberto Soldado and Granada (7-3-6, 7th in La Liga) host Barcelona (8-4-4, 5th in La Liga) at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Rui Silva for Granada and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Barcelona are priced at -116 while the Nazaríes are at +340. The total is set at 2.75.
Granada played Eibar in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 50.0% passes received rate by completing 158 out of their 316 passing targets in their last game. Granada attempted 11 dribbles in this matchup and completed 10 of those tries for a percentage of 90.9%. Regarding shot accuracy, Granada wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 6 total shots. Granada is averaging 1.19 goals per 90 min (19 goals in total) and have 12 assists in all games for this campaign.
Roberto Soldado is a player who can be a difference maker for Granada. Soldado has started 325 matches in his career and he tallies 0.51 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Spain has accumulated 161 goals scored in 28,527 minutes played. He has totaled 54 assists while earning 119 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Luis Javier Suarez, the forward hailing from Columbia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 29 goals. Suarez has been on the pitch for 6,230 mins in 72 career starts and has been handed 22 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.42 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Granada is Rui Silva. Silva (55-33-53 record in his career) has accounted for 46 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 32.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Portugal has seen 432 shots sent in his direction in 141 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.24 (177 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .669. Silva has been on the field for 12,805 mins and has accumulated 283 stops during his soccer career.
In their last outing, Barcelona went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Huesca. They wrapped up this contest by converting 758 of the 823 attempted passes for a percentage of 92.1%. Barcelona finished with a 73.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 14 of the 19 dribbles they tried. Barcelona landed 6 shots attempted out of their 20 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 30.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 27 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Barcelona has an average of 1.69 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Lionel Messi will need to be on top of his game for Barcelona. The forward who is from Argentina has accumulated 40,369 professional minutes and has earned 451 goals. He has accumulated 49 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 186 times. He is averaging 1.01 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 445 contests during his career. Make sure to watch out for Antoine Griezmann, the forward who represents France. He has scored 152 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 53 different times. Griezmann has been handed a total of 59 yellow card warnings in 31,305 minutes (367 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.44.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be residing in front of the goal for Barcelona. So far in his career, Stegen has given up 262 goals while tallying 826 stops in 268 starts. He has allowed 0.98 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 163-59-46. He sports a save percentage of .766 and his clean sheet rate sits at 38.8%. Stegen has racked up 104 clean sheets and has defended 1,080 shots attempted against him in 24,109 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Granada (+340)
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