Las Palmas Vs Barcelona : Match Preview, Team News, Predicted Line-ups:By Ashwin Ponnusamy
December 17, 2018
Las Palmas Vs Barcelona:
can Barca shoulder the winning momentum before the biggest match of La Liga?
Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 26
Barcelona injuries: Nélson Semedo, Sergi Samper
Las Palmas injuries: Gabriel Peñaba, Emmanuel Emenike, Pedro Bigas
Date/Time: Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 9pm CET (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 1.30am IST (India, Friday)
Venue: Estadio Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.
After setting a historic record for unbeaten run of matches in La Liga , the Blaugranes travel to the Canary Island. After a good performance last season , Las Palmas are really having a rough run this year and a number of managerial changes doesn’t seem to be helping them in what will be a tough relegation battle over the next few months. Valverade would want his team to carry the momentum to the biggest clash of the season this weekend. Athletico are just four points behind the league leaders currently and they have put a lot of pressure on Barca lately. So losing points just before the Barca vs Athletico clash in Camp Nou would be dreadful and the sunday match might also decide the fate of these two teams.
Valverde would look to rest few of his players so his team can face Athletico with a fresh, confident line up. Suarez is likely to be on the bench because suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards is the last thing Valverde would want from the Uruguayan striker.
Barcelona (4-4-2): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Digne; Coutinho, Paulinho, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Dembele.
Las Palmas (4-3-3): Chichizola; Macedo, Navarro, Gálvez, Aguirregaray; Etebo, Gómez, Aquilani; Halilovic, Calleri, Tana
PREDICTED SCORE :
LAS PALMAS 0 – 3 BARCELONA