Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(96) 76 Goals 24 (38)
(74) 53 Assists 21 (30)
(7) 7.3 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.4)
35.7 Average Age 35
180.7 Average Height (cm) 180
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(54%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 54% (49%)
(1.2) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.2) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LaLiga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Rafinha Out N/A
Ousmane Dembélé Out 7.15
Samuel Umtiti Out 7.03
Player Reason Status Rating
Gerard Valentín Out 6.3
Federico Cartabia Out 6.89
Albentosa Doubtful 6.48

Team News

  • Thomas Vermaelen will continue at centre-back for the home side due to Samuel Umtiti's continued absence.
  • Andres Iniesta should be fit to start in midfield once again after missing last weekend.
  • Paulinho should continue to offer a physical presence from midfield to support the front two.
  • Fede Cartabia is out with an injury problem that will keep him sidelined for a couple of months.
  • Carles Gil should continue on the right wing as a result, with Emre Colak playing in the number 10 role.
  • Fernando Navarro should be preferred to Luisinho at left-back with Ruben Martinez continuing in goal for the visitors.


  • Barcelona remain unbeaten in La Liga and have kept clean sheets in three of their last four competitive games. Without Umtiti, however, they looked a little more shaky last weekend.
  • In their last league game at Camp Nou, Celta Vigo were able to snatch a point from the hosts, with Marc-Ander ter Stegen given plenty to do.
  • Deportivo have won two of their last three competitive games, with their confidence taking a turn for the better. They should be outclassed by an outfit such as Barca, however.

User Predictions

Comments (41)

  • Barcelona vs. Woodwork 0:5 :-D

  • @ADM11 can you all stop with the Ronaldo and Messi comparison in a match that had nothing to do with Real Madrid or Ronaldo... all these fanboy/childishness needs to stop... either u give good football analysis or stfu

  • @Stephan22 A bit late but here's a lovely review and summary video of the game. streamable com/5dtmq

  • Ronaldo scores a penalty: Penaldo Messi misses a penalty: GOAT doesn't need to score to be superb.

  • @ADM11 Ronaldo isn't close to Messi though.

  • messi fanboy logic other players miss sitters after sitters means poor player messi misses sitters upon sitters bad luck paulinho and suarez reflonas best players

  • @realnews He had a good game though. Atleast he isn't a limited poacher.

  • @realnews if we talk about a player whose only skill is goalscoring (cristiano ronaldo), then goalscoring is a pretty important thing. but messi is different, he can play suberbly beside all the misses.

  • Messi is having a nightmare

  • @MessiGOAT One of his best games this season IMO. Ball just didn't go in. Could have had 4 or 5 on another day.

  • @MessiGOAT he is probably having difficulty comprehending the fact that ronaldo will pass him in Bd'or race hahaha

  • @NuchalLine , Messi never really showed he's obsessed with the Ballon d'Or. He's cool! ;-) Ronaldo is the one who almost cries when he doesn't win. Kkkkk

  • @NuchalLine Messi's "bad" game is still better than most good games from Ronaldo. But considering that if Real win the Champions, the Ballon d'Or goes automatically to Ronaldo, your affirmation can be true.

  • @NuchalLine hahaha.

  • I kind of wanted Suarez to take the penalty, and now he's been saved again.

  • Messi is too unlucky ffs, he's hit the post 13 times this season

  • @Jesper4319 Maybe he should shoot directly into the goal rather than at the sides. Just a thought.

  • @Jesper4319 Make that 14, just so unlucky.

  • @Jesper4319 and he hits the post again

  • Another phantom goal denied to Barcelona thanx to the lack of Hawk eye in La Liga. This is the THIRD Barcelona goal in 4 weeks the Spanish referees simply decide not to acknowledge, after Messi's phantom goal vs Valencia and Suarez goal wrongly called off-side vs Celta methinks.

  • La Liga needs to get goal line technology now!

  • When Suarez tried that Rabona I almost died.

  • @nonamerly 'twas a great goal, robbed by the ineptitude of La Liga bosses and their denial to the goal line technology.

  • @tacuru87 I know, Barça have been cheated by the refs this season- Suarez would love to have that goal under his belt.

  • @nonamerly Any striker would love to have that goal under his belt :)


  • why Dembele is still injured?!?!?!!

  • @Cannavaro69 don't think he is, just needs to regain fitness

  • 0-0, 1-0, 1-1

  • FC Barcelona to win to nil, even without Umtiti 4-0

  • Maybe Dembouz can get on the bench in this game considering he has fully trained with the first team since Monday. Personally, I wouldn't risk him if he's not ready yet. Should be an easy game but never is anthing won or done before the final whistle - Deportivo have shown some really decent display the last few matches after having a disasterous start to the La Liga campaign.

  • @Messidinho He should come on as a sub in classico

  • Messi hattrick for sure...

  • @Lapulga i hope fore somw 3 goals from him

  • @Lapulga for sure?

  • @Lapulga Yeah, it would be great. Messi should recover his usual 1 goal per game ratio after being rested a lot last few weeks, when he has come on as a sub late in the 2nd half in many matches. People just can't or refuse to read the stats in the correct context.

  • @Messidinho dont expect messi to score 2 3 goals every match, come on guys he is not a machine , he is human

  • @Messidinho He has been a sub for 2 games both CL, playing 29 and 34 minutes. "Rested a lot in many matches": fales, "come on as a sub late in the 2nd half": false. Played every minute in 2 Supercopa games, every minute in every Liga game, every minute in the first 4 games of CL. People just can't or refuse to read the stats in the correct context.

  • @Messidinho - "Rested a lot [the] last few weeks" = played every La Liga minute this season, but sat against Murcia! "He has come on as a sub late ... in many matches." Many matches = 2? This season only against Sporting and Juve did he come off the bench.