After humiliation in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, a home fixture against Girona is what Barcelona will be looking forward to. It is a good chance for the Catalan club to bounce back to winning ways as the time has come for them to maintain consistency in La Liga till the end of the season. Girona is coming to Camp Nou after a home win against Espanyol by 2-1.
Barcelona are at the top of the points table with a 12 points lead over arch-rivals Real Madrid. To maintain the distance and win the 27th La Liga title, Barca will have to be at their best in the remaining season.
Girona are currently placed at the 11th spot with 34 points and 9 wins. They are in a close contest with Celta Vigo and Mallorca. Top bookmakers in India all have La Liga odds on their platform.
After winning the first leg of the semi-final in Copa del Rey, Barcelona came out as a confident squad at Camp Nou against Real Madrid. However, their confidence was soon shattered and the home team witnessed an embarrassing defeat against their arch-rivals. It was not the performance which was expected. Barcelona has not lost a single home game in La Liga and they would like to maintain the same record.
Pedri (hamstring), Ousmane Dembele (hamstring), Frenkie de Jong (hamstring) and Andreas Christensen (calf) are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Alonso, Balde, Kessie, Busquets, Gavi; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati
Blanquivermells came out on top against Espanyol in their last fixture. Amau Martinez gave an advantage to his team in the 53rd minute and Cristhian Stuani sealed the victory in the 88th minute. With 63% possession, Girona dominated the game but the second half proved to be a thrill to watch. Girona carries a poor record in the away games and hence they will be under pressure.
Joel Roca, Aleix Garcia, Alexander Callens, Yangel Herrera, Yan Couto and Ibrahima Kebe are all sidelined because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Gazzaniga, A Martinez, Bueno, D Lopez, Gutierrez, Tsygankov, Martin, Romeu, B Garcia, Riquelme, Castellanos
The result in the last game was disappointing for Barcelona but Xavi has a strong team which is leading the charts in La Liga. We predict a win for Barcelona.