La Liga leaders Barcelona are still yet to drop a point in this early season and they could reach seven straight wins in the league when they welcome Las Palmas to Camp Nou today.
Las Palmas have established themselves as a permanent part of the league thanks to the great job done by Quique Setién, who got the team to play a very attractive style that made them one of the most interesting clubs in La Liga.
But Setién left in the summer to join Real Betis, and that was a big problem for Las Palmas. The club was unable to replace Setién well and have already changed managers just two months into the season. Pako Ayestarán has now joined a team that has just six points from their first six matches, and his first game in charge is against Barça. So yeah, not easy.
For Barça, this is a crucial game. The month of October brings some incredibly difficult opponents like Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla, so getting another win today will put the Blaugrana in a very comfortable situation at the top of the table before the tough games come.
Today’s game also gives you another chance to watch Lionel Messi in action, so yeah, you shouldn’t miss it.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:15pm CET, 3:15pm (UK & Nigeria), 10:15am ET, 7:15am PT (USA), 7:45pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
Television: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Sky Sports Football (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India)
Online streaming: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Sky GO (UK), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Paulinho, Busquets; Vidal, Messi, Denis; Suárez
Las Palmas: Chichizola; Míchel, Lemos, Navarro, Herrera; Aquilani, Hernán; Tana, Viera, Tannane; Calleri