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LaLiga 2022-23: Almeria vs FC Barcelona: Predicted Lineup, injury news, head to head, telecast

Published at :February 24, 2023 at 11:36 PM
Modified at :February 25, 2023 at 12:30 AM
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Saurabh Anand


The league leaders host the Indálicos in the LaLiga on Sunday

Unbeaten in the last 13 games, FC Barcelona are set to face Almeria in LaLiga encounter on Sunday evening. FC Barcelona will be travelling to Estadio Mediterraneo to face Almeria. Barcelona have been in dominating form in Spanish LaLiga, while another loss will put Almeria in relegation risk. Almeria is currently positioned at 17 with 22 points. Similar to what Cadiz has in league table. Barcelona will be a real challenge for struggling Almeria. In February they have suffered heavy defeats against Girona and Vallecano. In the other hand FC Barcelona is unbeaten in the league since October 2022. They have played 13 games and registered victory in 12 of them. Their last and only defeat this season came against Real Madrid.

Almeria’s defense has been in shambles, they have conceded 40 goals so far in this season. This matchup between two teams will give Barca a chance to dominate in the entire game. With the attack Barca has also built a strong defensive wall. Teams have found it tough to net the ball against Spanish giant. One of the biggest reason for Barca’s success is Robert Lewandowski. Lewandowski’s presence has converted Barcelona from a defensive outfit to an attacking one. Polish striker has scored 25 goals in 30 games this season, 15 of them came in LaLiga. Lewandowski will be looking to increase his numbers further.

Kick Off

Sunday, 26-02-2023; 5:30 PM (GMT), 11:00 PM (IST)

FC Barcelona recent form in La Liga: W-W-W-W-W

Almeria recent form in La Liga: L-L-L-W-D

Players to watch out for

FC Barcelona: Robert Lewandowski

Since Lewandowski has become FC Barcelona player he has been in top form. Known for his attacking game play Lewandowski has made this Barca look like a dominating squad. He has played 30 games so far in the season and has scored 25 goals. Lewandowski’s effort to put the team in command with early lead will be useful for FC Barcelona. Struggling Almeria will not pose bigger challenge for him.

Almeria: Luis Javier Suarez

New entrant in Almerian squad Luis Javier Suarez will have a lot to play for in game against FC Barcelona one of Europe’s giant. Loaned from Marseille Suarez has featured in 6 games for Almeria and has scored twice. Almeria’s hope against Barcelona and quest to position them above relegation zone. Everyone will have an eye on Suarez against Barcelona.

Match Facts:

  • In previous meeting FC Barcelona has defeated Almeria 2-0, Barcelona has lost only one game in this season.
  • Almeria has lost the previous three games in La Liga, registering a 2-6 defeat against Girona.
  • Almeria in this season has conceded 40 goals and scored 27, while Barceona conceded only 7 and scored 45 goals.

Head to Head stats

Matches Played: 15FC Barcelona wins: 13Almeria wins: 02Draws: 0

Predicted Lineup

FC Barcelona predicted lineup:

Ter Stegan (GK), Roberto, Eric, Christensen, Balde, De Jong, Gavi, Kessie, Raphinha, Torres, Lewandowski

Almeria predicted lineup:

Martinez (GK), Pozo, Chumi, Babic, Akieme, Robertone, Costa, Baptistao, Melero, Portillo, Suarez

Match Prediction

Running high in confidence FC Barcelona look strong contender to win against Almeria on Sunday night. Barcelona has been in top form and has lost only one game this season. Almeria’s poor performance also makes Barcelona a firm favourite. Barcelona will surely look for a big win.

Prediction: FC Barcelona 4 – 0 Almeria

Telecast

India: Sports 18, Voot and Jio CinemaUnited States: ESPN+UK: Free Sports, La Liga TVAfrica: Super Sports

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