Granada vs Barcelona predictions and match preview for Wednesday’s Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final. Read on for analysis and a score prediction as these sides meet again at Los Carmenes.
- DATE: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Los Carmenes
- COMPETITION: Copa del Rey Quarter Final
Granada vs Barcelona Preview
This Wednesday we have a Copa Del Rey quarter final match as Catalan giants Barcelona travel to the south of Spain to play Granada in the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes. Can underdogs Granada make the semi-finals like they did in 2020?
Diego Martinez’s side will aim to make it back to back semi-final appearances in the Copa Del Rey but he will know that he will have to make some tactical adjustments if they want that to happen again. Granada were outplayed and took a big beating less than a month ago against the Catalans losing 4-0.
They are though having a great second season in the top flight and looking good in seventh place. Striker Roberto Soldado was the hero last year at the Quarter-Final stage, grabbing two goals against Valencia and he will be looking to do the same here. If El Graná are to succeed they will need to be clinical and take their chances.
Barcelona’s run in this competition has been a little lacklustre but they have been winning and getting the job done. Ronald Koeman will be hoping his side can match their performance when they were last here and put out notice that they are the team to beat in this year’s competition.
With everything going on off the pitch, you could argue that Koeman is currently doing a very good job on it. The players seem focused and with the resurgence of Samuel Umtitti and the form of Ronald Araújo things look a little calmer at the back. Antoine Griezmann is scoring again and captain Leo Messi seems to have put his problems with the club to one side and is playing well. Koeman will know that winning this competition is a must as it is looking increasingly unlikely they will catch Atletico in the league.
Granada vs Barcelona Predictions
Score Prediction: Granada 1-3 Barcelona
Granada will put on a brave performance but it is very hard to look past a Barcelona victory here. Ronald Koeman’s side are playing well and seem to have a togetherness that they didn’t look like they had at the start of the season. Put all that together and it is a recipe for disaster for Granada’s Copa del Rey hopes.
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