• Granada have only won four of their 19 previous home league meetings with Barcelona (D4 L11).
  • Granada’s last league victory over the Catalans came back in the 1971/72 season (2-0); the campaign in which they recorded their joint-best league finish (sixth).
  • Barcelona have won their last four league trips to Granada; their best ever away run against los Nazaries.
  • Two of Barcelona’s last three league goals in Los Carmenes have been direct free kicks (Xavi in 2011 and Lionel Messi in 2013).
  • Granada are looking to avoid losing four consecutive league games for the first time since their most recent promotion.
  • Barca have won five consecutive league games since losing 1-0 in Pucela in March; their best run of the second round of fixtures so far.
  • Barcelona have won five penalties in their last four league games; only one fewer than Granada have won all season (six).
  • Lionel Messi has scored seven of Barcelona’s last 10 league goals, with four of them coming from the penalty spot.
  • Lucas Alcaraz has lost 10 of his 11 league meetings with Barca as a manager (five goals scored, 26 conceded).
  • El-Arabi has directly participated in each of Granada’s last six league goals (four goals, two assists).