BAR Vs EIB Dream 11 prediction: The Sportsrush brings you the Dream 11 prediction for Eibar Vs Barcelona.
This season of La Liga is finally approaching towards its end, with its final game-day to be played tonight. However, the title was already decided as Barcelona have already sealed the league.
The Catalan giants have been phenomenal in Spain as they have lost only three games out of 37 games played so far. Additionally, Lionel Messi is on his way to secure his another European golden boot, while having a 4-goal lead against Kylian Mbappe.
On the other hand, Eibar is tied up with the 12th position in the league and have nothing to gain from the final match of their league campaign.
Therefore, this match does not hold much significance as there is nothing on the stake for either of the teams.
We shall look at the dream 11 picks between Eibar and Barcelona.
Eibar Vs Barcelona
Jasper Cillessen: The Dutch goalkeeper has been the deputy to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in the league this season. However, since Barcelona won the league, he has started in all the La Liga games in place of the German goalkeeper. On the other hand, Cillessen is a quality goalkeeper, his shot-stopping ability can provide us crucial points.
Jose Angel Valdes: Jose Angel has been phenomenal on the left flank for Eibar this season, additionally he is a regular starter at the club. His explosive runs can be a threat for Barcelona.
Jordi Alba: The Spanish Defender has been exceptional this season. His formidable duo with Lionel Messi have been unstoppable so far. Presently, the 30-year-old player is arguably the best left-back in the world and also a goal-scoring threat.
Samuel Umtiti: The world cup winning defender haven’t been a regular for Barcelona due to injuries but now is vying to earn back his spot in the team. The French defender will most likely start tonight as the team have nothing to lose, considering Umtiti is yet to regain his rhythm.
Gonzalo Escalante: The Argentine midfielder has been impressive for Eibar this season. Escalante is also a goal-scoring threat in midfield as he has amassed 4 goals in 31 appearances in the league.
Joan Jordan: The 24-year-old midfielder has been arguably the best player for Eibar this season. His creativity in midfield and eye for the goal, makes him a valuable edition from Eibar for our Dream 11.
Carles Alena: Barcelona’s upcoming superstar has continuously been in the good books of Ernesto Valverde and has also been given chances in various crucial matches, where he has proved his worth. Moreover, the young midfielder is regarded as next big thing for the club. Thus, at this stage he will start against Eibar.
Arthur Melo: Arthur had a breakthrough debut season with Barcelona and have been regularly starting for the club. His ability to create chances can provide us crucial points tonight.
Malcolm: Malcolm has not been a regular starter for the club but probably will feature tonight, as Ousmanne Dembele and Philippe Coutinho are ruled out due to injuries. His pace and shooting skills makes him a threat upfront. Thus, making his inclusion in the team.
Sergi Enrich: The Spanish forward has been impressive this season, and is among one of the most consistent players in Eibar. Considering his season and Barcelona’s probable lineup, he is our vice-captain for tonight.
Lionel Messi: There should not be any need to describe Lionel Messi’s abilities, he is an obvious inclusion, even if he comes in as a substitute, the front-runner of European golden boot will probably feature to secure his leading position for the award. Thus, his probability of scoring tonight makes him our captain.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.