2019-20 Spanish Primera – Espanyol vs Barcelona Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Espanyol vs Barcelona kick off? Saturday 4th January, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Espanyol vs Barcelona being played? RCDE Stadium

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

Where can I stream Espanyol vs Barcelona in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Espanyol vs Barcelona?

Espanyol – https://proticketing.com/rcdespanyol/en_US/entradas/evento/12722

Barcelona – https://www.fcbarcelona.com/tickets/football/football-tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Espanyol & Barcelona? Barcelona 2-0 Espanyol

THE TEAM NEWS

ESPANYOL

Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Diego Lopez; Naldo, Espinosa, Adria Pedrosa; Victor Gomez, Oscar Melendo, Marc Roca, Sergi Darder, Didac Vila; Ferreyra, Calleri

Unavailable: Granero (Suspended), Corchia (Injured)

Doubtful: Victor Sanchez (Injured), Piatti (Injured), Vargas (Injured)

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Neto; Nelson Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Luis Suarez, Griezmann

Unavailable: Ter Stegen (Injured), Dembele (Injured), Arthur (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Espanyol have endured a miserable first half to the league season as they have struggled to juggle domestic matches with their Europa League commitments. A 2020 opener against city rivals Barcelona will motivate them, but they lack any form of self-belief or confidence to get anything here.

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