The runaway Liga leader travels to face Lucas Alcaraz's resurgent side hoping to add to its 12-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.
Nyom, Lopez, Mainz, Siqueira
Recio, M Rico
Torje, Aranda, Nolito
Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano
Thiago, Song, Fabregas
Pedro, Messi, Sanchez
Granada midfielder Dani Benitez will miss Saturday's Primera Division encounter against Barcelona after undergoing a hernia operation earlier in the week.
Fran Rico (knee) is also sidelined, but boss Lucas Alcaraz has a full squad to choose from otherwise.
Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura is likely rest some his stars ahead of the midweek Champions League trip to AC Milan.
Striker David Villa will not travel to Andalusia after being hospitalized with kidney stones. Playmaker Xavi (hamstring) is still out.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Granada has won three of its last four matches in La Liga.
- The Andalusian outfit has lost its last three encounters against Barcelona by an aggregate score of 3-8.
- Granada has kept four clean sheets in its last five matches at Los Carmenes.
- Barcelona has won just one of its last four away matches in all competitions (W1, D2, L1).
- The Blaugrana boast the best attack in the Primera Division, with 78 goals scored in their 23 matches (3.3 goals per game).
- Lionel Messi (pictured, right) has scored eight goals in his last five Liga matches for Barca.