Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(112) 78 Goals 25 (42)
(92) 66 Assists 14 (29)
(7) 7.3 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28.7 Average Age 29.1
176.2 Average Height (cm) 180.1
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 0.8 (0.9)
(48%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(1) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Muniesa Out N/A
Isaac Cuenca Out N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Cristian Alvarez Doubtful N/A
Mubarak Wakaso Out 6.98

Team News

  • Barcelona could be handed a huge boost for the visit of city rivals Espanyol as Tito Vilanova could return to the bench less than three weeks after having surgery to remove a cancerous tumour on his parotid gland.
  • Cesc Fabregas could also return after recovering from a hamstring injury, with Andres Iniesta moving forward to replace Alexis Sanchez in the frontline.
  • Carles Puyol may also return to the heart of the defence after being rested for the 3-1 victory over Valladolid.
  • Espanyol meanwhile remain unbeaten in four games under Javier Aguirre after claiming their first win under the Mexican last time out against Deportivo la Coruna.
  • Aguirre will be forced into at least one change from that match though as Mubarak Wakaso is away on international duty with Ghana, so Cristian Alfonso is likely to deputise on the right side of midfield.

Prediction

  • Espanyol always seem to raise their game and make things difficult for Barca in the derby, but the league leaders have been on such fantastic form it is hard to see Los Pericos extending their unbeaten run under Aguirre to five games.
  • The Camp Nou will be even more emotional than ever on derby night with the return of Vilanova and it would seem a fitting tribute for his players to reward their coach with their 16th victory from 17 league games this season.
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Latest Comments

 
  • BARCA FUK EVER!!

  • barcelona stupid game

  • barca are so annoying. they could have scored 10 this game. they just stop attacking after they go up enough. but i still called the final scored!!!!

  • @benchmark04,52 points from 54 possible, 61 goals scored and and 17 victories in 18 stage #THIS IS BARCA !!!

  • @AndreyNosatii ZERO goals after the 30th minute #THIS IS BARCA ! :)

  • Let me tell you something, dawg, my boy Pedrito should've had no less than FOUR goals tonight, if it weren't for obvious refball, but ain't no stoppin' him when he has his goal scoring boots on, dawg, he da MAN, he got a brace, daaawg.

  • Real vs Espanyol 2-2...Barca 4-0 in 45 minutes #THIS IS BARCA !

  • barcelona wins 4-2 and messi will put 2 goals 1 fabregas and 1 someone else

  • without villa barcelona no defeats

  • Barca wins

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