Granada vs. Barcelona: Where to Watch La Liga, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Barcelona looks to inject some much-needed momentum to its season when it travels to Granada on Saturday.

A sluggish start to the campaign has left the Catalans fifth in the table, three points behind league leaders Sevilla after four games. Last week, Barcelona thrashed Valencia 5-2 to secure its second win of the season—both of which have come by the same scoreline—and on Tuesday they welcomed back Lionel Messi after a lengthy layoff.

The Argentine made his first appearance of the season, coming off the bench as Barcelona drew 0-0 away against Borussia Dortmund in the first game of the group stage in the Champions League.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, however, warned Messi will need time to get back to his best.

"He [Messi] is like any player who has not done the pre-season," he said in his press conference after the game.

"He has had to play a game at an incredible pace, which had already started—and he has done it just without preparation," the Barcelona coach added.

"It is his first 30 minutes [of the season], he has done enough."

With Luis Suarez also back in action—the Uruguayan came off the bench to score twice last week—and Ousmane Dembele not far away from being fit, Valverde could soon have all his attacking options at his disposal for the first time this season.

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Lionel Messi controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona at Signal Iduna Park on September 17 in Dortmund, Germany. TF-Images/Getty

Granada, meanwhile, arrives into the game on Saturday on the back of consecutive away wins against Espanyol and Celta Vigo. Sixth on the table and behind Barcelona just on goal difference, the Andalusians haven't beaten the Blaugrana since 2014 and hope to pull off a major upset this weekend.

Lucas Alcaraz, who coached Granada to its last win against Barcelona, believes his former team has all it takes to repeat the feat.

"I do not like that my record has lasted so long, and it will be broken very soon," he told Radio Marca.

"I would not like to be in Barcelona's position because they played a tough match on Tuesday and are now coming to play a team who are in form and at home.

"Granada have a very strong team this season and have the possibilities of beating Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid...everyone."

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

When and where is the game?

Barcelona takes on Granada at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada on Saturday, September 21, with kick-off scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

Barcelona has won the last six meetings against Granada, scoring an average of over three goals per game in the process.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via beIN Sports website and beIN Sports' digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.

Form

Barcelona has started the season relatively slowly. The Catalans moved to fifth in the table, three points behind league leaders Sevilla, after thrashing Valencia 5-2 last week and drew 0-0 away to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Granada, meanwhile, is sixth after picking up consecutive away wins against Espanyol and Celta Vigo in the last two weeks, scoring five goals in the process without conceding.

Team news

While Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are back in action, Ousmane Dembele remains unavailable and Jordi Alba picked up a hamstring injury against Dortmund.

Granada, meanwhile, will be without Alex Martinez, Yann Eteki, Neyder Lozano and Fede Vico.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Barcelona is a 33/100 favorite, while Granada is a 17/2 underdog and the draw is at 9/2.

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