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Leganés vs Barcelona, La Liga: Team News, Match Preview

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The unbeaten leaders hope to beat the worst team in La Liga so far and stay top of the table

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Leganés (20th, 1pt) vs FC Barcelona (1st, 13pts)


Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 6

Barcelona Outs and Doubts: Clément Lenglet, Rafinha, Denis Suarez, Sergi Samper, Carles Aleñá (out)

Leganés Outs and Doubts: Alexander Szymanowski (out), Recio, Ezequiel Muñoz (doubt)

Date/Time: September 26, 2018, 8pm CET (Barcelona), 7pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2pm ET, 11am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India)

Venue: Estadio Municipal Butarque, Leganés, Spain

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 1 (India), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), others


Barcelona football is back! After a crazy, entertaining game against Girona at Camp Nou the Blaugrana are still unbeaten and still top the table in La Liga, and could start to open up a huge gap over Real Madrid who face Sevilla away from home and a local derby against Atlético Madrid. They could drop several points from those two games, and if Barça win their next two we could be looking at a potential title-winning points gap even at this early stage.

For that to happen, obviously, Barça need to win their games. They have a relatively straightforward first challenge away to Leganés, who have just one point from their first five games and conceded 10 goals so far. They just aren’t good at all right now, and Barça need to take advantage. Will they? Let’s find out.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; S.Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé

Leganés (4-3-3): Cuéllar; Nyom, Bustinza, Siovas, García; Recio, Pérez, Gumbau; El Zhar, Carillo, Rolán


PREDICTION

Barça feel like they were robbed of three points against Girona, and they’ll no doubt be very hungry to win this one and the opposition might not put up much of a fight: 4-1 to the leaders.