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2021 La Liga odds, Sept. 20 picks: Proven soccer expert reveals best bets for Barcelona vs. Granada

A new-look Barcelona is off to a strong start and looks to continue that momentum when it takes on Granada CF in La Liga action on Monday. Barcelona (2-0-1) entered the weekend tied for sixth in the league standings with wins over Getafe and Real Sociedad. Granada (0-2-2) has draws with Villarreal and Velancia CF, but has dropped two matches since. Granada won the last matchup between the clubs, a stunning 2-1 victory in April.

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is listed at -333 (risk $333 to win $100) on the money-line, while Granada is +900, while a draw would return +450 in the latest Barcelona vs. Granada odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total goals is 3.5. Before making any Granada vs. Barcelona picks, check out the La Liga predictions from soccer insider Martin Green.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Barcelona vs. Granada from every angle. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several odds and trends for Granada vs. Barcelona:

  • Barcelona vs. Granada spread: Barcelona -1.5 (-130)
  • Barcelona vs. Granada over-under: 3.5 goals 
  • Barcelona vs. Granada money line: Barcelona -333, Granada +900, Draw +450
  • BAR: Barca is averaging 2.3 goals per game in league play this season
  • GRN: Granada is 1-1-1 vs. Barcelona in three meetings in 2021

Why you should back Barcelona

Barcelona has dominated the all-time series, winning 41, losing 7 with four draws. It is especially tough on its home field, where it has lost just once in 25 matches dating back to 1942. Although the Catalans found themselves in financial trouble earlier this year and were forced to sell a number of high-priced players, including captain Lionel Messi, the club has continued to play well to start this season. Among the bright spots have been forward Memphis Depay and midfielder Sergi Roberto, who both lead the team in scoring. 

Roberto is off to a strong start, scoring two goals and adding an assist. Roberto, 29, is in his 12th season with Barcelona, with 202 matches played, including 138 starts, with five goals and 30 assists. Last season, Roberto played in 15 matches, making nine starts. He managed one goal and two assists. With the loss of several players from that team, however, his role is much greater this season.

Why you should back Granada

Following its promotion to the top division, Granada has started strong in league play as it finished seventh in the La Liga standings in 2019-2020 and ninth last season. Forward Luis Javier Suarez is the club’s top goal scorer this season, scoring two goals through four matches. The 23-year-old has shown a lot of promise after a stellar first year with the team in 2020-2021. In 27 matches played, the Colombian made 18 starts, scoring five goals and adding an assist.

Also being counted on is 35-year-old forward Carlos Bacca, who has registered an assist on the season. Bacca is in his first season with Granada, after spending the previous four with Villarreal. In that time frame, he saw action in 110 matches, including 58 starts, registering 28 goals and seven assists. Last season, he found the net five times in 23 matches, including nine starts.   

How to make La Liga picks for Granada vs. Barcelona

Green is going over on the total (2.5) and he’s also revealed two other strong best bets for Monday’s match. He’s only sharing them here.

So who wins Barcelona vs. Granada? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the top Barcelona vs. Granada picks, all from the European soccer expert who has generated over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.

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