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FC Barcelona vs Almeria: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :December 18, 2023 at 1:35 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 12:26 AM
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Ritvik Verma


The Rojiblancos are going to be hosted by The Blaugrana in all to play for in this riveting LaLiga midweek clash!

The match between FC Barcelona and Almeria is expected to be an exciting one because it puts a great team against a tough rival. Barcelona are in top three right now in LaLiga. They are renowned for their gameplay overall and possession-based approach. They will look to dominate Almeria, who may use a strong defence and well-planned counterattacks. The game could have exciting moments and test FC Barcelona‘s ability against Almeria’s determination. Xavi’s men will do all they can to hold their position in the top three!

Kick-off

Wednesday, 20th December 2023, 11:30 PM IST; 06:00 PM GMT

Location: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

Form

FC Barcelona (in all competitions): W-W-L-L-D

Almeria (in all competitions): L-D-L-L-D

Players to watch for

Ferran Torres – FC Barcelona

Ferran Torres is renowned for his technical proficiency and goal-scoring abilities. He has been one of the best finishers for FCB lately. He can play anywhere in the front line thanks to his versatility, which makes him an invaluable asset for setting up opportunities and finding the net. Xavi will again rely on him for a comfortable home victory for the team.

Léo Baptistão – Almeria

Experienced striker Léo Baptistão is recognised for his tenacity and hold-up play. His ability to create scoring opportunities and support the attack makes him a vital component of Almeria’s attacking tactics. He has been a main component of the team for years and fan have high expectations from him.

Match facts

  • FC Barcelona are on third spot in the LaLiga table while Almeria is at the bottom of the table in relegation zone.
  • Last time both teams met was in February this year, Almeria beat Barcelona 1-0.
  • Both the teams have same results in their last three games in LaLiga this 2023-24 season with one draw and two losses.

Injury and team news

Marcos Alonso and Ter Stegen are dealing with injuries to their backs, and Inigo Martínez is dealing with a hamstring issue that prevents him from playing. Luis Suárez will not be playing for Almeria until after a certain amount of time, as the source of the injury and its exact nature are unclear. Both FC Barcelona and Almeria are faced with difficulties as a result of these injuries, which affect squad depth and key positions.

Head-to-head

Matches: 16

FC Barcelona: 13

Almeria: 1

Draws: 2

Predicted lineup for FC Barcelona vs Almeria

FC Barcelona Predicted lineup (4-3-3)

Inaki Pena; Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Pedri, Oriol Romeu, Fermin; Yamal, Lewandowski, Ferran Torres

Almeria Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)

Maximiano; Pozo, Montes, Gonzalez, Akieme; Robertone, Melero; Baptistao, Arribas, Embarba; Ramazani

Match prediction for FC Barcelona vs Almeria

The match between both the teams is going to be a highly anticipated one. Both teams are capable with Barcelona under slight pressure after drawing their last game & losing to Girona in the game before. FC Barcelona is in top three in the La Liga standings and will play at their home to Almeria. This might be an easy win for FC Barcelona as Almeria is in the relegation zone at the bottom of the table.

Prediction: FC Barcelona 3 – 1 Almeria

Telecast 

India – JioCinema

UK – Viaplay Sports 1

US –  fuboTV

Nigeria – GoTV, SuperSport

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