BARCELONA take on city rivals Espanyol knowing only a victory will do if they are to keep up the pressure on LaLiga leaders Real Madrid.
Despite an impressive 4-1 win at Villarreal over the weekend, Lionel Messi and co are four points behind Zinedine Zidane’s men and would miss out on head-to-head record if they finish level with them.
But Espanyol arrive at the Nou Camp with even bigger problems of their own as they are rooted to the bottom and know defeat would see them mathematically relegated by their fierce rivals.
What time does Barcelona vs Espanyol kick off?
- Barcelona host Espanyol on Wednesday, July 8.
- Kick-off is at 9pm in the UK – 10pm local time.
- In their last meeting in January, Espanyol enjoyed a rare bright moment in a dismal season as Wu Lei’s late equaliser earned a 2-2 draw.
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What TV channel is Barcelona vs Espanyol on and can I live stream it?
- Barcelona vs Espanyol is live on LaLiga TV with coverage commencing at 9pm.
- To live stream the match, head to the Premier Player.
- LaLiga TV is available to purchase for £5.99/month while a full Premier Sports package featuring Serie A and BoxNation costs £9.99/month.
Samuel Umtiti will not feature in this match due to a knee injury, leaving Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet to once again form Barcelona’s defensive partnership.
Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele are both injured and ruled out while Junior Firpo is struggling with a hip problem.
Former West Ham striker Jonathan Calleri is suspended for Espanyol while Sebastian Corchia has returned to Sevilla and Pipa is a doubt with a muscular injury.
Latest odds from Ladbrokes are as follows:
Both teams to score 7/5