2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Slavia Prague vs Barcelona Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Slavia Prague vs Barcelona kick off? Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Slavia Prague vs Barcelona being played? Sinobo Stadium

What are the expected weather conditions for Slavia Prague vs Barcelona? Cloudy, 12c

What TV channel is Slavia Prague vs Barcelona on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Slavia Prague vs Barcelona in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Slavia Prague vs Barcelona?

Slavia Prague – https://www.viagogo.com/Sports-Tickets/International-Soccer/Czech-Premier-League/SK-Slavia-Prague-Tickets

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

What was the score in the last meeting between Slavia Prague & Barcelona? N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

SLAVIA PRAGUE

  • Slavia Prague were once again competitive as they hosted Borussia Dortmund but could not build on the point they picked up against Inter.
  • David Hovorka is pushing for a return to fitness for Slavia after sitting out his side's last two Czech league games through injury.
  • Ibrahim Traore is also battling to be fit for this game but he looks set to miss out along with Jakub Hromada who has been ruled out.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Kolar; Coufal, Kudela, Hovorka, Boril; Sevcik, Soucek; Masopust, Stanciu, Olayinka; Skoda

Unavailable: Hromada (Injured)

Doubtful: Traore (Injured), Hovorka (Injured)

BARCELONA

  • Barca were given a fright by Inter last time out but picked up their first win in this season's competition thanks to a late Suarez goal.
  • Gerard Pique and Dembele will be available for selection for this game after serving suspensions with the former set to start in defence.
  • Dembele may have to wait for his chance in the starting line-up with Ernesto Valverde likely to field their star trio that faced Inter.

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

Unavailable: Sergi Roberto (Injured), Umtiti (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Barcelona have been given two tough examinations of their credentials in a tough Group F in the Champions League but now face what should be the weakest opponent in the group. Slavia Prague have shown up well so far and may prove difficult to beat but an early lead can help Barca to victory.

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