Barcelona play their first league game in 10 days against Real Valladolid at Camp Nou, on Wednesday night (IST), after last weekend’s El Clasico got postponed due to political unrest in Catalonia.
Both Granada and Atletico Madrid took full advantage with wins in their respective games, with the latter moving to the top of the table for the first this century.
Though Granada’s consistency in carving out wins up until now has been incredible and unseeable event, we are not expecting a Leicester from them this season. That’s still close to a fairytale.
Ernesto Valverde’s men can claim the top spot back from Granda with a win at Camp Nou.
That’s easier said than done though as Real Valladolid have a meaner defense than Barca this season having conceded just nin goal in 10 league games. Valladolid’s sturdy backline is the reason why they are sitting in the top half of the table heading into this match.
Host: Barcelona (2nd)
Visitors: Real Valladolid (9th)
Match Timing: October 30, 01:45 AM (IST)
Venue: Camp Nou, Catalonia, Spain
After a slow start to the season, Barcelona are showing signs of improvement of late. The defending La Liga champions are on a four-game winning streak in the domestic league and six in all competitions.
Real Valladolid, meanwhile, head into this match on the back off a six-game unbeaten run, including a 0-2 away win over Espanyol.
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BAR vs VLD Dream11 Team News:
Samuel Umtiti was absent from Barca’s training this week and is a huge doubt for this match. But Sergi Roberto joined his teammates in the training ground following a knee problem and is expected to be available for this game. Ousmane Dembele serves the second game of his two-match suspension.
Gerard Pique is back after a ban and will partner Clement Lenglet at the back, with Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba taking their usual spots on the right and the left side of defense respectively.
With Dembele absent due to a ban, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann will continue in attack.
Carles Perez and Ansu Fati have been training with the first-team squad and are in contention to get some minutes off the bench.
Real Valladolid News:
The visitors have host of first-team players racning against time to be fit for the match. Javi Sanchez remains out due to an injury, while Fede San Emeterio, Luismi and Ruben Alcaraz are listed as doubtful.
While in the attack, former Everton striker Sandro Ramirez remains doubtful, as does winger Pablo Hervias.
BAR vs VLD Dream11 probable playing 11:
Barcelona: Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, De Jong, Busquets, Arthur, Griezmann, Messi, Suarez
Real Valladolid: Masip (GK), Moyano, Kiko, Salisu, Nacho, Plano, Fernandez, Michel, Suarez, Unal, Guardiola
BAR vs VLD Dream11 Teams:
To be updated!