Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of FC BARCELONA VS EIBAR. La Liga action is back after Christmas break and the players are back to their regular business. La Liga action has returned and FC Barcelona is up against Eibar. Here is the Match Preview of the upcoming game of La Liga Match day 19.
FC BARCELONA VS EIBAR MATCH PREVIEW
Barcelona has a huge challenge up front as they have to face Eibar for their upcoming league encounter. However, Barca is in much better shale than before. The Catalans sit 5th on the points table and a win in this game can take them to 3rd place.
On the other place, Eibar is on 17th and are not the favourites to win against the Catalans. However, Ronald Koemann and his men have a huge task to accomplish and the huge gap on the points table does not guarantee win at all.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FC BARCELONA?
Barcelona is gradually finding their stability after a very shaky start to the league. Furthermore, the team is going to win as many as they games so that they can guarantee a top place spot as soon as possible. A win against Eibar can take Barca to third place and very much favourites for the title.
Barca showed an overall decent performance against Real Valladolid and showed the strengths and weaknesses this FC Barcelona unit. However, Barcelona is going to look to play its regular football. The team is going to stick to its natural style of play and will look to build up and then create its chances. Coutinho, Braithwaite and Griezmann are likely to start. The same applies to Sergino Dest, Mingueza, Araujo and also Jordi Alba.
De Jong has found incredible form lately and his performances benefit the team a lot. However, Lionel Messi is likely to miss this clash because he is undergoing an ankle injury.
Overall, FC Barcelona is the favorite team to start this game and therefore, must look to not disappoint its fans.