BAR vs GRD Dream11: Quique Setien's era starts at Barcelona with the home game against Granada at Camp Nou on Sunday night. With no disrespect to the opponents, the former Real Betis manager knows there is a very good opportunity to kick start things on a positive note, and show fans how different he is from the previous manager.
Ernesto Valverde' sacking – An unfair call?
To be fair, Ernesto Valverde didn't do a bad job as a Barca coach. Winning two league titles in two years is not a mean achievement at all. But there were certain things that cost Valverde his job.
The biggest factor was the failure in the Champions League. In fact, those two games against AS Roma and Liverpool were the decisive factors in the growing displeasure of Valverde's tactics and ultra conservation approach.
Now Barcelona are standing on the cusp of a new era and will hope that the performance on the pitch improves, and their league charge remains alive.
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: San Paolo Stadium
Match Timing: Thursday, January 16, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Barcelona to win: 1.14 (7/50), Probability to happen: 87.72%
Granada to win: 15.00 (14/1), Probability to happen: 6.67%
Draw: 9.00 (8/1), Probability to happen: 11.11%
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Barcelona Team News: As you must be aware that super striker Luis Suarez has been ruled out for at least four months after the Uruguayan underwent a meniscus operation. Ousmane Dembele remains out as well and won't feature here.
In addition, midfielder Frenkie De Jong is suspended for the match due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
How Barcelona may line-up?
Barcelona key players:
Luis Suarez: 13 Goals.
Antoine Griezmann: 07 Goals.
Granada team news: Granada will miss the services of key midfielder Angel Montoro through suspension, while Fede Vico, Quini, and Neyder miss out with their respective injuries.
Yan Eteki and Yangel Herrera are both available for selection after passing the late fitness test.
Granada key players:
Antonio Puertas: 04 Goals.
Alvaro Vadillo: 03 Goals.
Granada squad to face Barcelona:
C. Neva, Víctor Díaz, Yangel Herrera, Duarte, Rui Silva, Foulquier, Álex M, Gonalons, Martínez, Germán, Vadillo, Eteki, Soldier, Doors, Ismail, Azeez, Aarón, Machís, Carlos Fernández
Barcelona: Marc Ter Stegen (GK), Nelson Semedo / Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic / Vidal, Ansu Fati, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi
Granada: Rui Silva (GK), German Sanchez, Domingos Duarte, Jose Antonio Martinez, Victor Diaz, Yangel Herrera, Maxime Gonalons, Carlos Neva, Antonio Puertas, Roberto Soldado, Darwin Machis
Goalkeeper: Rui Silva
Defenders: Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto
Midfielders: Ansu Fati, M Ganolans, D Machis, A Puertas
Forwards: Messi (C), Griezmann (VC)
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