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

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The leaders are back home looking for six straight wins in the league

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FC Barcelona (1st, 40pts) vs SD Eibar (12th, 22pts)*


*Points and positions at the time of writing on Saturday

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

Barcelona Outs and Doubts: Malcom, Sergi Samper, Thomas Vermaelen, Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha (out)

Eibar Outs and Doubts: Pedro León, Charles (out), Ivan Ramis (doubt)

Date/Time: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports 2 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

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


Following a depressing Copa del Rey performance and loss to Levante in midweek, Barcelona will play their first home game of 2019 when they welcome Eibar to Camp Nou. The Blaugrana are five points clear of Atlético Madrid at the top of La Liga, and a win on Sunday will push the winning streak to six in a row in the league.

Other than the Getafe game last week (boy, that was ugly), Barça have been very impressive in league matches over the last six or seven weeks. If they can keep the winning streak going while playing nice football, things will be fine. Gotta have both, though.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé

Eibar (4-2-3-1): Riesgo; Peña, Oliveira, Arbilla, Cote; Diop, Escalante; Orellana, Jordán, Cucurella; Sergi Enrich


PREDICTION

Let’s get back on track and get a good win here: 3-0 Barça.