BAR Vs ESL Dream 11 Prediction: Complete mismatch on our hands today with lopsided bottom laced Espanyol coming across Barcelona.
Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Villareal the last time around was touted by many as the club’s finest performance ever since Seitan has taken over charge of the club. The club for once in the period of the last month functioned as a complete unit, a side which was impeccable in its approach across the full 90 minutes.
While the performance was an immaculate one, the display was even more lauded owing to the circumstances it came in. Slumping to two draws before the tie to all but concede the title battle to Real Madrid, a struggling Barcelona side squared off against a reinvigorated Villareal side which looked set to make things queasy for them.
Quashing what was set to be a tricky opposition, Barcelona are set to wipe the floor with Espanyol today. In a real rut, this dreary Espanyol side has gone onto lose all five of its previous encounters, results which are set to see the side become the first team to make the drop in the ongoing season of La Liga.
Last time these two sides had gone at loggerheads, Espanyol had managed to curb Barcelona in a performance which sparked a set of reasonably responsible showings from the side. However, those traits have vanished up in smoke now with Espanyol set to be nothing more than pushovers on the day.
Probable Playing 11
- Dembele and Jong will be sitting out yet another encounter for Barcelona with the player suffering a long time out with injuries.
- Espanyol are going to have to do without Jonathan with the player suspended for the clash.
Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Busquets, Vidal, Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
Diego Lopez, J Lopez, Espinosa, Cabrera, Vila, Roca, David Lopez, Melendo, Darder, Embarba, Tomas
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Barcelona Vs Espanyol
Date And Time: 9th June, Thursday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
- Messi: 22 Goals, 19 Assists
- Lopez: 4 Goals
Villareal Vs Barcelona: 1-4
Espanyol Vs Leganes: 0-1
Dream 11 Picks
Although Espanyol have completely collapsed in the defensive side of the game, the only reason why they haven’t gone onto concede harrowing and embarrassing scorelines is due to Diego Lopez. The goal-keeper has assiduously parried away shots to see us opt for his as our shot stopper for the contest.
A frugal attacking docket has been squarely responsible for Espanyol’s demise this season. The club has failed to score in three of its last five encounters with the remaining two yielding just the one goal apiece for the side.
It has seen the side been made a mockery of, the second worst attacking side in the league which has been extremely easy for side’s to shut down. This is a team Barcelona will find extremely easy to shut down, a laggard attacking contingent which sees us indulge in Barcelona’s entire backline for the upcoming encounter.
We are going to be immersing ourselves in the services of Gerard Pique, Charles Lenglet, Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba from the home team for the upcoming contest.
Where the previous docket of our side was all about the picks from Barcelona, this one is completely dressed up in Espanyol colors. These names make for a seamless blend of both attack and defence, players whose versatile attributes will allow them to canter their way all over the pitch for the side today.
We begin with top scorer Diego Lopez, a player who has unnervingly worked his socks off for the club to accrue four goals for the side. He’s going to be partnered alongside Adrian Embabrba who has piled on the four assists for the club this season with the two cajoling their way goal contributions in an otherwise horrendous side.
Marc Roca will be the third player of the trio, a player whose versatility and tenacity will see him curtail Barcelona from traversing past him on ample occasions.
With two assists in the previous encounter, Lionel Messi now has the 22 goals and 19 assists for Barcelona this season to make it prudent of us to make him the first pick from the side. Lionel Suarez who has the second highest goals at 13 slots his way alongside him with Antoine Griezmann who finally broke out of his lull with a goal against Villareal wrapping up our set of picks.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Barcelona’s top scorer in the league, Messi was always going to captain our side while Suarez is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Lopez, Lenglet, Semedo, Pique, Alba, Roca, Lopez, Embarba, Messi, Suarez, Antoine
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.