Granada-Barcelona Betting Preview: Why backing both teams to score looks the best option

Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides can see goals at both ends in Andalucia on Saturday evening and has also picked out a 5/1 (6.00) value bet for the game
Barcelona make the trip to Granada on Saturday evening with one eye firmly on their midweek Champions League tie with AC Milan.

Punters should expect a few changes in the Catalans' starting line up, yet whoever takes to the field for the league leaders should be more than capable of securing three points for the blaugrana and Bet365 price an away win at 1/4 (1.25).

Granada, meanwhile, enjoyed a 1-0 success over Real Madrid in their last home match, and they can be backed at 9/1 (10.00) to record another giant-killing victory with the draw offered at 5/1 (6.00).

It is perhaps worth considering that Barcelona have failed to win either of their last two matches away from the Camp Nou, drawing with Valencia having previously been beaten by Real Sociedad.

They had of course won their previous 10 away matches, but a facet of Barca's play this season has been them conceding goals, with the Catalans letting their opponents score in each of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Backing both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) then looks like a solid selection, and while Granada have been far from prolific, they have improved in front of goal netting in six of their last seven games.

For a value bet, back Cesc Fabregas to open the scoring priced at a tempting 5/1 (6.00), with eight of the former Arsenal man's nine goals this season coming away from home.

Both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) with Bet365
Cesc Fabregas to score first at 5/1 (6.00) with Bet365

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports anchor working on TV in Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.