Barcelona travel to Eibar in hopes of overtaking Real Madrid in La Liga
Barcelona will be back in La Liga action as they look to put the pressure on Real Madrid.
Los Galacticos lead La Liga by two points and Barcelona will try to end the weekend at the top of the standings.
The Catalans haven’t been impervious to poor results this season and have already dropped points in three games.
The La Liga giants travel to Eibar, who lie 14th in the league, and Barca have won their last five games in all competitions.
The Catalans will be without the services of Ousmane Dembele after he was shown a red card in their 4-0 win over Sevilla.
Eibar also will be without Gonzalo Escalante after he was sent off in their previous game.
The home side
La Liga 2019/20
Eibar vs Barcelona
Saturday 19 October, 2019 – 4:30 PM IST
Venue – Municipal de Ipurua
- Barcelona and Eibar have conceded the game number of goals in the league this season
- Barca have scored twice as many goals as their opponents have
- The Catalans haven’t lost to Eibar in their last six games with five wins and a draw
- Barca have also scored 14 goals in their last three games against their opponents
- Eibar have ended two of their last four games against Barcelona with 10 men
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips and Predictions
Barcelona should be overwhelming favourites to win this clash, even if they aren’t playing at their best. However, Dream XI requires each team to feature at least four players from the opposition team.
Choosing the team won’t be easy given the plethora of talent on both sides, and here are some of our tips to make the decision easier.
There really is no choice when it comes to picking a goalkeeper. Marc Andre-ter Stegen is one of the best keepers in the world, and he should be part of the Dream 11 fantasy team.
Since both teams have conceded the same number of goals and Barcelona haven’t been all that tight at the back, there should be goals in this game.
Eibar will find it difficult to keep the Catalans out but two Eibar defenders in the side isn’t a bad option.
Clement Lenglet as the final option should be the right move as Gerard Pique is suspended for this clash.
Again, mixing up the midfield with two players from Eibar and Barcelona is the right way to go. Arthur has been excellent for the Catalans this season while Frenkie de Jong hasn’t done all that poorly since his move from Ajax.
Barca might not create a lot from their midfield regularly but the pair could be in the goals on Saturday.
From the home side, we predict Pape Diop and Edu Exposito will start and should be part of the team.
It is difficult to snub the Barcelona forwards and with Dembele suspended, the trio of Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez should start.
They should have a field day in front of the Eibar defence and should score a few goals.
Captain and Vice-captain
Messi should be the captain for this clash while Suarez gets the nod as the vice
Even if Barcelona aren’t playing all that well, they should be the favourites for this clash. Messi on his day can win games easily and they have the firepower to overcome Eibar.
Selections, fantasy tips and predictions are based on historical data related to the game. It is advisable to conduct additional research close to the game for more accurate team news and player availability.
Several factors were taken to build this team, however, each player should have their own ideas for player selection as this piece provides some guidelines.