Espanyol Vs Barcelona: Match preview and live streaming details of Barcelona taking over city rivals Espanyol in the 19th game-week.
The Spanish league is back after the Christmas holidays got over for the Spanish teams. With the fixtures being resumed from this weekend, Barcelona is set to face their city rivals in La Liga’s 19th game-week.
Barcelona remained at the top of the table before the winter holidays started, but Real Madrid is not behind in the table and one loss can cost them their lead in the table.
Moreover, the Catalans need to be cautious at Cornella El Prat, as it is one of the toughest stadiums for Barcelona due to the derby pressure but on contrary, Barcelona has made a pretty decent record at this stadium, winning by 4-0 over here last season.
Meanwhile, Barcelona’s frontline of Lionel Messi, Antonie Griezmann and Luiz Suarez finally gelling together, Espanyol would certainly have a problem in defence.
Messi is definitely the biggest threat to Espanyol with the Argentine International having scored 25 goals in the 33 games he has played against Espanyol in his entire career.
But amidst all of this, Barcelona would be missing depth in the attack, as Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele ruled out from the match. In midfield also Barcelona is going to miss Arthur due to a groin injury.
Although there are no absentees in the defence. it would not be same with Marc Andre Ter Stegen missing the game with a knee injury. But it will certainly give a chance to Neto to rise on this occasion.
Nevertheless, Barcelona is the clear favourite to win this match comfortable even though it is away from the phone, a local derby which Barcelona continues to dominate since years.
Live streaming details
La Liga has joined hands with Facebook live to telecast Spanish league matches in the India sub-continent for this season. One can watch it over there.