LITTLE CHANGES ARE EXPECTED
Possible lineups of RCD Espanyol-FC Barcelona
Published:3/01/2020 - 22:20h
Updated:3/01/2020 - 23:16h
FC Barcelona visits RCD Espanyol in Cornellà this Saturday at 9:00 p.m. in the great Catalan derby. The Catalans face the first game of 2020 without Ter Stegen, who has not entered the list due to injury
The FC Barcelona visits this Saturday to the 21:00 hours to the RCD Espanyol in his first party of this new 2020. The culés confront to a rival in low hours in a derbi that the parakeets face with more urgencies that never by his delicate situation in LaLiga. The culés, by his part, look forward to to begin the year with victory to follow leading the table clasificatoria of LaLiga by in front of the Real Madrid.
After resting more than a week in the holidays of Navidad, does not expect that Ernesto Valverde him of rest to any heavy weight for this derbi. The technician barcelonista will put to all what has available to try take out the three points of Cornellà. The two big doubts of the 'Txingurri' could find in the right-handed side and in the centre of the field. On the other hand, Net will relieve to the lesionado Ter Stegen in the goal and will debut in League. This is our forecast for this commitment.
Possible alignments of the RCD Espanyol-FC Barcelona
- RCD Espanyol: Diego López; Javi López, Bernardo, David López, Dídac Vilà; Marc Rock, Darder, Melendo, Matías Vargas; Calleri and Ferreyra.
- FC Barcelona: Net; Semedo, Hammered, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Of Jong, Rakitic; Messi, Luis Suárez and Griezmann.
The guardameta Brazilian will debut in League with the Barcelona in the derbi against the Espanyol by the injury of Marc-André ter Stegen. The German has problems in his knee and has not gone in in the announcement, by what the ex of Valencia will have to cover him in the RCD Stadium. The archer debuted does some weeks with the Barça in front of the Inter and will have his second opportunity of the season. In Champions saw him agile and sure, by what expects that it fulfil with note this Saturday.
In defence, the trainer barcelonista has especially an important doubt in the right-handed side. Sergi Roberto has been to title this last month by the injury of Nélson Semedo, but with the luso already to 100% could have relief in the place. The Portuguese began the season like indisputable and could recover this role in Corbellà. In front of the Alavés, in the last crash of the 2019, the one of Reus played by in front of him, by what the normal would be that the ex of the Benfica went in in front of the parakeets. In the centre of the saga expects that they are Hammered and Lenglet, although it does not have to descartarse of the all the presence of an Umtiti that goes to more with the step of the weeks. In the left lane, with Jordi Alba already recovered and to his best level, does not expect any change.
In the centre of the field the presence of Sergio Busquets and of Frenkie of Jong gives like safe, by what the only doubt would be his companion. Ivan Rakitic has been headline since lesionó Arthur and seem to have done with the place, although Arturo Vidal asks to cries more minutes. The Chilean, that looms with leaving to the Inter of Milan, expects to have more opportunities to go out from the start and in front of the Espanyol could be a good moment. Nevertheless, to Valverde likes him more the Croat from the beginning and the one of Saint Joaquín like revulsivo, by what in 'FCBN' bet by him in the eleven.
With the 'MSG' to 100% and rested after the holidays, there is not any doubt that the 'Txingurri' will bet by the trident in front of the espanyolistas. Leo Messi will go back to lead to the Barça in the forward perfectly very escorted by Luis Suárez enrachado in December and by Antoine Griezmann that goes to more each day. Ansu Fati And Carles Pérez will expect his opportunity in the Barcelona bench and seems that they will be the solutions of emergency of Valverde if the party complicates.