BAR vs EIB Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Barcelona vs Eibar Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 13, 11:00 PM, IST
Where: Camp Nou
BAR vs EIB Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Barcelona will be looking to recover from their shock loss to Levante in the Copa del Rey when they face Eibar in the La Liga match at Camp Nou, on Sunday night (IST).
The trip to Levante was always going to be difficult for Barcelona for two or three reasons. First, it was the same fixture which robbed Barcelona off their unbeaten status last season.
The Catalan giants lost 5-4 at Ciutat de València on that fateful night. The second reason being, Ernesto Valverde was going to make changes for that particular fixture. The Cup ties are always seen as a good platform for the fringe players to show their worth.
And Barca have too many at this moment, headed by none other than the world’s third most expensive player in Philippe Coutinho. And the third reason is that both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez missed the match, and we all know how Barca struggle in their absence.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona – W D W W W L
Eibar – L D D D D D
BAR vs EIB Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Barcelona vs Eibar Team News:
Injured – Twenty-five-year-old central midfielder Rafinha is still out with an injury. While the world cup winning centre-back Samuel Umtiti continues to be on the sidelines as well.
Suspended – No Barca player will be missing the match with a suspension.
Questionable – Ernesto Valverde informed the media during his pre-match, interaction that both Thomas Vermaelen and midfielder Sergi Samper both have returned to the full training. So the duo could be involved in this match.
Note: Clement Lenglent is expected to partner Gerard Pique at the back despite Vermaelen regaining his full fitness.
Philippe Coutinho has been getting all sorts of attention for the wrong reasons. Just one year after securing his dream move to Barcelona from Liverpool, the Brazilian playmaker is finding himself on the bench more often than not. And there are reports in the media that the manager has asked him to fight for his places in the side. It’s something nobody could have envisaged coming.
Also, the centre of the field is where Valverde is spoiled for choices. Arthur and Vidal both will be fighting for the place in the starting 11.
Key Players – Messi, Suarez, Dembele
Injured – For the visitors, Pedro Leon and Charles have both been ruled out for the trip to Catalonia with their respective injuries.
Jordi Calavera is another player who has missed the last match with an injury and is expected not to be involved here as well.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Also, Ivan Ramis is carrying a knock and will be monitored ahead of the match.
Note: If Ramis fails to prove his fitness, Paulo Oliveira is expected to feature at the back. While Pape Diop and Gonzalo Escalante should be preferred in the midfield to stifle the free-flowing midfield of the hosts.
Also, Marc Cucurella is on loan at Eibar from Barcelona but has been given permission to face his parent club. So the 20-year-old should be extra motivated to show his true worth.
Key Players – Enrich, Orellana
BAR vs EIB Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Arthur, Rakitic; Dembele, L Suarez, Messi
Eibar– Riesgo (GK), Pena, Oliveira, Arbilla, Cote; Cucurella, Jordan, Diop, Orellana; Charles, Enrich
BAR vs EIB Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Barcelona are the clear favourites in this match. They have dominated this fixture, recording some wins along the way. The last time the Catalan giants faced Eibar at Camp Nou, they recorded a 6-1.
Barca have scored 16 goals in their last 6 games against Eibar which shows how difficult it’s going to be for Eibar to get anything out of the match.
A win for Barca is our call with Lionel Messi to score at any point in the match.
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