Competition: The league
Market: Antoine Griezmann to score anytime
Chances: 4/6 @ 888sport
With the possibility of climbing to the top of the table on Thursday night, Barcelona will host Granada in an empty Nou Camp midweek.
Starting with the hosts, with Atletico Madrid and Los Blancos slipping this weekend, Barcelona saw the door suddenly open for them. Knowing that three points on Thursday would see them climb to the top of the table, the Spanish giants should smell a golden chance midweek. Seeking to build on their 2-1 win over Villarreal last time around, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the searing Antoine Griezmann this week. Once again, on their last trip, the World Cup winner is enjoying his most brilliant run at the Nou Camp. In fact, in addition to having scored four goals in his last three games, the France international has scored eight goals in his last 10 games for club and country and will lead Ronald Koeman’s charge on Thursday.
As for the visitors, while Granada could have found a real boost thanks to their 4-1 victory over Eibar earlier in the month, Diego Martínez’s side have once again failed to keep up the momentum. Crashing out of the Europa League after an overall 4-0 pounding against Premier League giants Manchester United, they were also last seen this weekend suffering a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla during their travels. Facing what should be another severe test away from Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium, Granada have gained a reputation for their difficulties on the road. By losing eight of their last nine straight matches and conceding at least a pair of strikes in each of those losses, we are supporting what should be another successful night’s work for Griezmann and co this week.
Bet: Antoine Griezmann 4/6 will score anytime against Granada in Thursday’s La Liga game @ 888sport