2018-19 Spanish Primera – Barcelona vs Espanyol Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Barcelona vs Espanyol kick off? Saturday 30th March, 2019 – 15:15 (UK)

Where is Barcelona vs Espanyol being played? Camp Nou

What television channel is Barcelona vs Espanyol on? Barcelona vs Espanyol will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Barcelona vs Espanyol? Eleven Sports hold the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their streaming schedule

In the US, ESPN+ have the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches. A free trial is available for those in the US by clicking here

Are tickets still available for Barcelona vs Espanyol? https://seatpick.com/fc-barcelona-v-rcd-espanyol-tickets/event/76273?aff=zone

THE TEAM NEWS

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Luis Suarez, Coutinho

Unavailable: Rafinha (Injured), Dembele (Injured), Cillessen (Injured)

Doubtful: Luis Suarez (Injured)

ESPANYOL

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Diego Lopez; Rosales, Naldo, Mario Hermoso, Didac Vila; Marc Roca; Sergio Garcia, Granero, Oscar Melendo, Wu Lei; Borja Iglesias

Unavailable: Sergi Darder (Suspended), Piatti (Injured), Ferreyra (Injured), David Lopez (Injured)

Doubtful: Oscar Duarte (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Barcelona opened up a gap of ten points to Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga last time out, with the iconic Messi netting yet another hat-trick. The Argentine has scored first in a staggering 11 games this season in La Liga so consider the forward adding to his tally in the Catalan derby.