Barcelona will play with out Pedri, Raphinha, and Ronald Araujo in opposition to Villarreal.
Villarreal vs Barcelona: VIL vs BAR: Barcelona will face Villarreal of their 2nd match on the highway. Of their first away match, the match led to a goalless draw in opposition to Getafe. They luckily gained their second match at dwelling by a 2-0 margin in opposition to Cadiz. Nevertheless, the match’s scorer and key participant Pedri sustained a thigh damage within the final match. He will likely be becoming a member of Ronald Araujo and Raphinha on the listing of gamers who will likely be lacking the match. La Blaugrana may have a tough time of their absence.
Barcelona gamers met with viral gastroenteritis earlier than the primary match of their pre-season marketing campaign. They couldn’t even seem for the primary match. They misplaced their first pre-season match in opposition to Arsenal. Nevertheless, they gained the remainder of their 2 pre-season matches. Additionally they gained the Joan Gamper Trophy match in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur. Nevertheless, their first La Liga match didn’t go nicely. They ended the opening match in a goalless draw in opposition to Getafe. Solely within the first half, Raphinha acquired two yellow playing cards.
The ensuing purple card meant the winger could be lacking two video games. He missed Barcelona’s second match and the win in opposition to Cadiz. He’ll miss this match in opposition to Villarreal as nicely. La Blaugrana struggled in opposition to Cadiz as nicely. It wasn’t till the 82nd minute that Pedri broke the impasse for Barcelona. Ferran Torres doubled the lead within the 90+4th minute and sealed the win for La Blaugrana. Nevertheless, Pedri sustained a thigh damage within the match and was taken off.
New arrival Martinez can also be on the injured gamers’ listing. He additionally has not been registered but by La Liga. Moreover, the workforce is definitely lacking some firepower within the ultimate third with the departure of Ousmane Dembele. Robert Lewandowski is wonderful at objectives, however he’s not in his peak type now. Coach Xavi may once more go for a 3-4-3 formation to lineup on this match. The coach will most likely begin the proficient teenager Lamine Yamal within the aspect once more.
Within the meantime, Torres, who got here off the bench within the eighty fifth minute and scored the second objective, may begin rather than Pedri. De Jong, Kounde, and Christian could be making the protection line in that case. The midfield will likely be composed of Yamal, Romeu, Gundogan, and Balde. In the meantime, Torres, Lewandowski, and Gavi might be beginning within the ultimate third.
Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Christensen, De Jong; Yamal, Romeu, Gundogan, Balde; Gavi, Lewandowski, Torres