BAR vs GIR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Girona vs Barcelona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 27, 2019, 08:45 PM, IST
Where: Estadi Montilivi
BAR vs GIR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Barcelona will be facing Girona in a local Catalonia derby in the La Liga as the defending champions aim to bounce back from Copa del Rey chock at Estadi Montilivi, in Girona, Spain, on Sunday night (IST).
The Derbies are special. No football match can ever emulate the special feelings and the unique settings of a football match between two football clubs from the same city.
But this is also a kind of football fixture which gets the worst out of football fans as well. And that normally happens when the powers are of the same force and the stakes are pretty much super-high and deadly.
Luckily, Barcelona and Girona match isn’t those kinds of games. It’s more of a healthy friendly rivalry.
Talking about the match, Girona could do with a win in this match after going winless in the last seven La Liga games, and nine in all competitions. But that’s not the full story of this club. They are actually having a pretty solid season, having accumulated 24 points as they sit at 12th at this moment.
The bad phase has taken the sheen out of their good start. Had they managed to win couple more matches, Girona would have been closer to top-six at the moment.
Barcelona meanwhile are sitting at the top of the table. Wirh 14 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats, they have earned 46 points from 20 La Liga matches.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Girona – D D D D L L
Barcelona – W L W W W L
BAR vs GIR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Girona vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – For the home side, the injury list is pretty big at the moment and as many as four players have been ruled out from this match.
The list includes – Johan Mojica, Aday Benitez, Patrick Roberts and Carles Planas.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – While Borja Garcia is carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of this match.
Note: Super-striker Cristhian Stuani will be returning from a suspension and is going to start the match.
If Borja Garcia isn’t deemed fit enough for the match, Alex Granell and Seong-Ho Paik are good back-up options.
While Valery Fernandez should be preferred to start on the wing ahead of Marc Muniesa.
Key Players – Stuani, Lozano
Injured – World Cup-winning centre-back Samuel Umtiti continues to be on the sideline for the away side and won’t be playing in this game as well. The 25-year-old suffered a knee ligament injury in September and there’s no timeline on when he could return.
Ousmane Dembele is the latest setback for Barca after suffering a sprained ankle last week. He will be out for a few weeks.
Also, Spanish midfielder Rafinha is also out with an injury and won’t be featuring.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None from the last game.
Note: Philippe Coutinho will benefit from the absence of Ousmane Dembele. The former Liverpool playmaker is finding it difficult to nail down a spot in Barca’s starting lineup.
Also, midfield could see a change as Arthur could replace Arturo Vidal in the playing 11. While new signing Kevin Prince Boateng is expected to feature from the bench only.
Another piece of news is that Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba both will be missing the next match if cautioned against Girona.
And not to mention that Lionel Messi will be starting the match after Ernesto Valverde decided to give him a rest in the midweek Copa del Rey match.
Key Players – Messi, Suarez
BAR vs GIR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Girona– Bounou (GK), Alcala, Espinosa, Juanpe; Porro, Pons, A Garcia, Valery; Portu, Stuani, Lozano Barcelona
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Coutinho, L Suarez, Messi
BAR vs GIR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Girona FANTASY PREDICTION:
There have been only three meeting between these two teams with Barcelona recording two big wins in those matches. However, Girona recorded a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Lionel Messi will be revitalized after given a night off against Sevilla and we expect him to score any time in the match and Barcelona to win the game.
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