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ESL vs BAR Dream11 Match Prediction | Espanyol vs Barcelona | Fantasy Football Preview & Line-ups


ESL vs BAR Dream11 Match Prediction


ESL vs BAR Dream11: This fixture may not grab same attention as El Clasico, but the Catalonia Derby is one such fixture that can rival the intensity of any highlighted fixture. Controversies have always gone hand-to-hand with this fixture and didn’t need the extra fuel that both team’s social media handles may have added to the sauce on the eve of this game.

Key insight:

  • Barcelona are one of three sides left undefeated in home games in La Liga this season, with the other two being Real Madrid and Valencia.
  • But Barcelona’s away form is a concern and they have been a lopsided team away from Camp Nou for quite some time now. In fact, Barca are averaging less than two points per game on the road this season. They have lost three times in nine away games coming into this game, that’s one defeat in every three games.
  • Barcelona may find themselves fighting for the top spot if Real Madrid collects all three points against Getafe.
  • Espanyol have won just three times in the last 36 meetings against Barcelona but managed to hold Barca to a 1-1 draw in February 2018.
  • Former Barcelona centre-back Abelardo Fernández will be managing his first game as Espanyol manager.

Match details:

Host: Espanyol
Visitors: Barcelona
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: RCDE Stadium
Capacity: 40,500
Match Timing: Sunday, January 05, @01:30 AM

Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Espanyol to win: 4.20 (16/5), Probability to happen: 23.81%
Barcelona to win: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Draw: 1.85 (17/20), Probability to happen: 54.05%

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Espanyol vs Barcelona team news:
Espanyol team news: Espanyol will miss the services of Sebastien Corchia through injury, while midfielder Esteban Granero is suspended for the match due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
More players could miss the game for the home if not deemed fit enough to play. Matías Vargas sustained remains on the sideline due to a sprained ankle which kept him out of action throughout December, while Victor Sánchez (knee) is also expected to miss the match.

Espanyol key players:
Sergi Darder: 02 Goals.
Marc Roca: 02 Goals.

Likely changes:
Esteban Granero’s suspension means one change will happen in the midfield to the side which started the 2-0 defeat at Leganes before the winter break. David Lopez is in contention to start the game.
Adria Pedrosa may start on the left-wing if Matias Vargas fails to shake off the knock.

Barcelona team news: Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set to spend some time away from Barca‘s first team after sustaining a knee problem, while midfielder Arthur and winger Ousmane Dembele are also out of the picture at the moment.
In addition, Jean-Clair Todibo and Moussa Wagué have failed to make the cut in Ernesto Valverde’s matchday squad.

Barcelona key players:
Lionel Messi: 13 Goals.
Luis Suarez: 10 Goals.
Antoine Griezmann: 07 Goals.

How Barcelona may line-up against Espanyol?
Neto is set to start in goal due to Stegen’s absence. The trio of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, and Luis Suarez will lead the attack for Barcelona.
Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba should occupy the wing-back positions, with Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet at the heart of the backline.
Sergio Busquets should from the base in Barca‘s midfield, while Ivan Rakitic and Frenkie de Jong alongside him pulling the strings.

Espanyol vs Barcelona predicted playing 11:
Espanyol: Diego ​López (GK), Javi López, Fernando Calero, Bernardo Espinosa, Marc Roca, Gómez, Sergi Darder, Lozano, Didac Vilà, Campuzano, Calleri
Barcelona: Neto (GK), Nelson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann

ESL vs BAR Dream11 teams:
C Lenglet, Pique, D. Lopez
Rakitic, De Jong, M Roca, S Darder, M Vargas
Lionel Messi (C), Antoine Griezmann (VC)

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