Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi scored a late penalty as Barcelona beat Valencia 3-2 at the Mestalla PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona will look to win their third straight match in La Liga when they host Granada at Camp Nou on 29 October.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 HD.


Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona came from behind to beat Valencia 2-3 in an ill-tempered La Liga clash at the Mestalla on 22 October. The Catalan giants have scored 16 goals in their last four matches at Camp Nou in all competitions and have conceded only once.

Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba, Jeremy Mathieu and goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen remain sidelined through injury for the hosts.

Granada brought a four-game losing run to an end as they held Sporting Gijon to a 0-0 draw at Los Carmenes last weekend. The Andalusian club are yet to win a league game this season and are rock bottom of the La Liga standings with just three points.

Defender Gabriel Silva has shaken off a hamstring problem and is fit to play against Barcelona.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "How we won [against Valencia] says a lot about the character and the spirit of this team, despite the adversities throughout the game, such as Iniesta's injury, which is sad news. But the character is there. The team believe in each other and are desperate to win, but the objective is to do so without suffering so much. It was a Valencia-Barca true to the tradition of this fixture, with tension, intensity and with both teams with chances to win the game right up until the last moment."

Lucas Alcaraz: "It was a game with few chances where we had difficulty, Sporting found things more comfortable. We improved defensively but had problems on the ball, we struggled to cause problems. Still, the fans can't accuse us of lacking attitude, effort and solidarity. They must continue to support and be with the players, and from there the team go forward. The burden is very big, but we must get past this acute phase of the calendar and have a great second half of the season. We have to think that the road is much longer."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): LWWWL
  • Last result: Barcelona 0-1 Espanyol (Catalan Super Cup)
  • Granada: DLLLL
  • Last result: Granada 0-0 Sporting Gijon

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Barcelona win: 1/33
  • Draw: 14/1
  • Granada win: 35/1

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne; Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Granada possible XI: Ochoa; Tito, Vezo, Lomban, Silva; Cuenca, Angban, Agbo, Pereira; Kravets, Bueno