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Copa del Rey: Unionistas vs FC Barcelona: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :January 16, 2024 at 3:09 PM
Modified at :January 16, 2024 at 3:09 PM
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Following a tough loss to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona will try to stamp their authority back on the field

Barcelona are going through a tough phase at the moment. They are fourth in the league with eight points away from the top spot. Throughout the season, Barcelona have been confused in almost every department, and the bashing from Real Madrid last match was a perfect example. Xavi will have trouble continuing unless they turn things around quickly.

A chance of a lifetime awaits Unionists against Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey clash. They will be facing a team of this caliber for the first time and will be hoping to put up a good show. In last round, they defeated Villarreal on penalties, and will hope to repeat the feat. Unionistas enter the game as an underdog, but that gives them freedom.

Kick-Off:

Friday, 19 January 2024 at (12:00 AM IST)

Location: Campo de Futbol, Salamanca

Form:

Unionistas (in all competitions): W-D-W-D-L

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

Player to Watch

Carlos Gimenez (Unionistas)

Against Villarreal, Carlos Gimenez was a giant in defense. He was the main reason why Villarreal struggled in attack. Gimenez is only 20 years old, but he has shown a level of maturity that is not normal. Gimenez will be looking for another strong performance against Barcelona.

Pedri (FC Barcelona) 

Pedri hasn’t looked like his best self, but there’s still half of the season left to go. He has been struggling with injuries for quite some time. Barcelona’s chances will be largely determined by Pedri’s form. Pedri will fill the creative void in Barca’s midfield, which has been lacking for quite some time.

Match Facts

  • Unionistas have only lost once in the last 5 games 
  • FC Barcelona have lost two games in the last 5 matches 
  • FC Barcelona have just kept one clean sheet in the last 5 matches 

Injury and Team News

FC Barcelona have a long list of injuries with six players injured and out for this game. Gavi, Martinez, Cancelo, ter Stegan, Alonso, and Raphinha. Unionistas have their all players fit and available.

Head to Head 

Total Matches- 0

Unionistas- 0

FC Barcelona- 0

Draw- 0

Predicted Lineup

Unionistas Predicted lineup (4-4-2):

Cacharron; Gimenez, Ramiro, Ruiz, Rojo; Planas, Tur, Rastrojo, Gomez; Urain, Slavy

FC Barcelona Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Pena; Kounde, Fort, Christensen, Balde; Pedri, De Jong, Gundogan; Yamal, Felix, Lewandowski

Match Prediction for Unionistas vs FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona are supreme favourites for this game and will be looking to recover from the itching defeat to Real Madrid in the Super Cup final. With half of the season left, FC Barcelona needs to pull up the strings. The match against Unionistas should be a good start for FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona are expected to win by a wide margin.

Prediction: Unionistas 0-2 FC Barcelona

Telecast for Unionistas vs FC Barcelona

India- FanCode

USA- ESPN+

UK- Viaplay, BT Sport

Nigeria- No Telecast

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