Barcelona will clash heads with Granada at the Nou Camp on Saturday evening as they look to secure maximum points on the road. The Catalan giants came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Linares Deportivo in the Cope del Rey earlier this weekend which should give a lot of momentum ahead of this league clash.
Xavi will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first team for this game. Both Ousmane Dembele and Gerard Pique could play from the start as Xavi looks to revert to this strongest XI this weekend.
4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup To Face Granada
Marc-André ter Stegen will function in between the sticks for Barca after getting a rest in midweek. Eric Garcia could resume his centre-back partnership with Gerard Pique as they try to restrict the Granada attackers from scoring this Saturday.
Dani Alves will fill in at right-back while Oscar Mingueze hopes to give a good account of himself as the left-back. Xavi will instruct both his full-backs to remain solid defensively and try to create some chances for the Barca attackers from the wide areas.
Jordi Alba could find himself on Xavi’s bench as he offers cover for the left-back position.
Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Nico Gonzalez could make up the Barca midfield. Their main focus would be to dominate possession at the centre of the park and fashion some meaningful chances for their teammates up top.
Riqui Puig will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to impress in the second half if needed. However, Pedri will definitely miss this game because of a muscle injury.
Ilias Akhomach will assume the duties of the left-sided winger while Ousmane Dembele hoped to produce another goal-scoring performance from the right. Luuk de Jong is expected to lead the charge for Barca down the middle.
Ferran Jutgla will be available for selection on the bench and might come to make an impact in the final quarter of the game if the Catalan outfit are in need of a goal by then.