Are you ready for more Barcelona football? The Blaugrana kick-off 2016 this afternoon with a Catalan derby clash against city rivals, RCD Espanyol at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat, signalling not only the start of 2016, but also the start of three fixtures between the two clubs in the next 11 days. While Luis Enrique's side are favourites to emerge victorious in all encounters, football is never played on a form book, especially when the two clubs going toe-to-toe are fierce rivals.
On occasions, Barcelona have struggled to acclimatise to playing the early afternoon kick-off on a Saturday, and Espanyol will surely be hoping for a repeat today. Missing two of their key midfield lynchpins, Victor Sanchez and Jose Canas, Espanyol enter this match with a weakened squad, hardly conducive to beating the best side in world football.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have no new injury worries to contend with, and generally look to be in good shape if their comfortable win over Real Betis on Wednesday was anything to go by. Will they be able to continue that run today and claim their fifth fourth successive win in all competitions, or will Espanyol surprise us all on derby day?
Details for how and when to catch today's match are below:
Date/Time: Saturday, January 2nd, 2016, 4pm local time, 10am ET, 7am PT (US), 3pm BST (UK), 8:30pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadi Cornella-El Prat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
How to Watch
TV: beIN SPORTS (US, Canada), beIN SPORTS En Español (US - Spanish), Sony Kix (India), Canal+ La Liga, Abono Fútbol, Movistar TV Fútbol (Spain), ESPN Brasil (Brazil), more
Online: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (US, Canada), FuboTV (US), WatchESPN (Brazil), more