The Catalan giants look to bounce back against Fabri Gonzalez's side after a disappointing draw with Sevilla on Saturday
Nyon, Lopez, Mainz, Siqueira
F.Rico, Abel, M.Rico, Benitez
Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Abidal
Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
Messi, Cesc, Villa
Granada defender David Cortes has returned to training after recovering from a knee injury but is still a week or two away from returning to first team action.
Hassan Yebda is fighting for fitness after suffering a muscle strain and it is touch and go whether the Algerian will make the game against the Catalan side. Carlos Martins will also be out for three weeks with sustaining a similar muscle problem.
Alexis Sanchez remains absent for Barcelona with a long-term hamstring injury. Gerard Pique will also miss another week after also suffering a hamstring complaint against Racing a week ago, and Ibrahim Afellay is still recovering from knee surgery and will be an absentee for the foreseeable future.
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Granada have only scored two goals in La Liga this season, 24 less than Barcelona.
- Uche and Fran Rico are Granada's joint top goalscorers, with a goal a piece. Barcelona have four players who have scored more; Lionel Messi, Xavi, David Villa, and Cesc Fabregas.
- Granada have notched up five points in La Liga so far, with a win, two draws, and five defeats.
- Barcelona's 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Saturday was the first occasion at home in La Liga this season when they have failed to take away all three points.
- Victor Valdes achieved a personal record on Saturday. He has now went 607 minutes and counting without conceding a goal in the league.
- Barcelona can make themselves preliminary leaders of La Liga with a victory over Granada in this game.