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