After reaching to the semi-final of Champions League, Barcelona is move on to Espanyol challenge in the Spanish BBVA La Liga today at Cornella-El Prat. This is going to be an exciting battle as both teams didn’t loss single match in played last 6 games at La Liga.
Espanyol’s Victor Sanchez will be missing today’s game as he got suspension in previous match whereas Felipe Mattioni will not be available for this match due to injury. Victor Alvarez to replace Sanchez in starting playing XI for Espanyol today. Espanyol is expected to play with 4-4-2 formation against strong FC Barcelona.
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez will be playing at their respective attacking positions for Barcelona and there is no injury concern in the camp as per the latest updates. Thomas Vermaelen is the only doubtful player in the side and is expected that Xavi will get midfield position today for Barcelona. Let’s have a look at the probable playing line-ups for both sides.
Expected Playing Line-ups
|Kiko Casilla (Goalkeeper)||Claudio Bravo (Goalkeeper)|
|Victor Alvarez||Luis Suarez|
|Álvaro Gonzalez||Dani Alves|
|Sergio Garcia||Jordi Alba|
|Hector Moreno||Gerard Pique|
|Jose Canas||Andres Iniesta|
|Anaitz Arbilla||Lionel Messi|
|Ruben Duarte||Jeremy Mathieu|
|Lucas Vazquez||Sergio Busquets|
Barcelona is favorite to win today and they have 75 percent chances over Espanyol. As per Sports Mirchi predictions the expected score line is 4-2 in the favor of Barca.