Saturday 14th May. 4PM. Live streaming available at Bet365
It’s all to play for heading into the final week of La Liga fixtures with both Barcelona and Real Madrid still in the hunt to lift the title.
The Catalonians hold the firm advantage and know that three points will be enough to retain their crown. However, Granada would love to end their season by upsetting the odds with a memorable win of their own.
Will Barca have enough to complete the job? You can find out by watching the action live with Bet365 streaming.
Granada Already Celebrating
Come full-time, Barcelona could well be celebrating their 24th Liga crown. However, Jose Gonzalez’s men will be getting their own party started even before kick-off as they secured their place in the division for another season with last week’s shock win at Sevilla.
That atmosphere could give give them an extra boost in confidence as the hosts look to end the campaign with a fourth win in five matches. The goals of Youssef El-Arabi, Reuben Rochina and Isaac Success could give them a chance of causing an upset. But it certainly won’t be easy for Granada at Los Carmenes.
The hosts have only picked up one win over Barcelona, who will be determined to put in the performance needed to win the league. Granada will have to weather the storm at times; if they can, then they might yet leave the door open for Real Madrid.
A defence that’s shipped 66 goals this term will need to be at its best. However, anything can happen on the final day. Don’t rule them out completely.
MSN To Fire Barca To Success
The trip to Granada isn’t an easy one, but Barcelona know what’s required and will be out to complete the job in style. If Luis Enrique’s men are to win the title, the formidable front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar will play a vital role.
Barca’s incredible trio have helped fire the visitors to an incredible 109 league goals this term. They’ve won two-thirds of their 18 away matches so far too, which should give the Blaugrana plenty of confidence heading into this one.
Enrique’s men won’t need to rely on a poor Granada performance, but there’s also the chance that their survival could lead to an even easier ride for the visitors. An early goal would certainly underline that dominance and should set them on their way.
Depending on Real Madrid’s result at Deportivo, Barcelona might not even need the win. Nonetheless, they’ll be looking to seal the title in style and should be up for this from start to finish. If we see them at their best, it could be over long before the final whistle.
Granada v Barcelona Betting
The champions are firmly expected to complete the job on Saturday and are priced 1/10 with Bet365. Granada, meanwhile, are huge outsiders at 20/1. Alternatively, the draw can be backed at 8/1.
This title should have been wrapped up weeks ago, but Enrique’s men are unlikely to make a mistake here. However, the visitors will want to out those fears to bed ASAP by taking an early lead.
We’re confident that they’ll be in front by the interval, and believe they can extend that advantage in the second period.
Last week, Luis Suarez served us well by scoring twice, and we think the Uruguayan will have a massive say in Saturday’s final showdown too.
La Liga’s top scorer has been phenomenal all season, but has looked particularly lethal in recent weeks. At 11/5, we think he’s a worthy shout for opening the scoring.