Granada vs Barcelona possible line-ups, head-to-head & preview

Granada vs Barcelona possible line-ups, head-to-head  & preview

Team news Granada

Neyder Lozano and Maxime Gonalons will miss the game for Granada.

Barcelona Team News

Barcelona won't be able to count Gerard Pique, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati.

Ronald Koeman did not call up Matheus Fernandes and Junior Firpo despite them being fit to play.

Key stats

The previous clash between the two sides ended in a 4-0 away win for Barcelona.

The last time Granada beat Blaugrana at home was back in 2017, with the Andalusian side winning 2-0.

The Catalans are on a good run, recording four wins and one loss in the last five matches, while Granada have registered two wins, two draws and a loss.

Possible line-ups

Barcelona XI: Neto - Dest, Araujo, Umtiti, Alba - Busquets, De Jong, Pedri - Dembele, Messi, Griezmann.

Granada XI: Escandell - Diaz, Duarte, Perez, Neva - Eteki, Herrera - Soro, Vico, Machis - Soldado (h/t SportsMole)

Managers' quotes

Ronald Koeman (Barcelona): "It will be a different game from the league games because the Copa del Rey is a different competition. Both the teams have played many games but physically we will have to be well to play our game. We expect a difficult match tomorrow."

Diego Martinez (Granada): "We know that we face one of the best teams in the world and we know that in the league they beat us by a clear 0-4, but this is another competition, it is the cup, it is a knock-out game."

Predictions

SportsMole's Ben Knapton: Granada 1-3 Barcelona

"A plethora of Barcelona changes could have Granada dreaming of a major upset this weekend, and the European-chasing hosts are not to be taken lightly. However, the quality in the depths of Koeman's ranks will shine through this week, and the in-form Blaugrana should move one step closer to silverware with a comfortable victory in this quarter-final."

The Hard Tackle's Keshav Awasty: Granada 1-2 Barcelona

"With Ronald Koeman expected to rotate his troops once again, a window of opportunity is opening up for Granada. Having said that, with Lionel Messi set to feature, the hosts will surely be under the pump, even though they could take the game right down the wire. Expect Barcelona to eke out a narrow win, with The Hard Tackle predicting a 2-1 victory for Ronald Koeman & co."

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