Barcelona travel to Huesca on matchday 32 of La Liga
Date: Sat, 13/04/2019
Kick-off: 7:45 Pm IST
Barcelona have been in impeccable form for quite a long time. Lionel Messi never seems to stop being at the height of his powers. They have not lost in 7 matches, only drawing once, which was just as impressive because they curbed a deficit of two goals. They just won their UCL Quarter-final match against Man Utd at Old Trafford. They are sure to be high in spirits after a 1-0 away win. Messi and Suarez are both the leading goal scorers in the league. They stand at the top of the La Liga 11 points clear off of Atletico Madrid. Saying they have just been playing well would be a shallow understatement.
Huesca are at the very bottom and have not won any of their last five games. That being said, they have been impressive from time to time. They drew their last two matches and almost won their match against Real Madrid. The youngster, Cucho Hernandez is someone the big teams should be looking at. In the end, you can expect them to give it their all, regardless of the result.
Lionel Messi will probably be rested in order to ensure that he appears in the second leg of the QF against Man Utd. Suarez and Pique are both suspended. Dembele is likely to appear after being rested for the Quarter-Final game. Arturo Vidal and Alena could grace the field, at the very least, as substitutes. Sergio Busquets will also be rested in favour of the second. Rafinha is still out as a result of surgery.
Carlos Acapo and Luisinho are not expected to make appearances. Not much else in terms of predicted changes.
Cillessen; Semedo, Murillo, Umtiti, Wagué; Vidal, Arthur, Puig; Malcom, Boateng, Aleñá
Santamaría; Pulido, Etxeita, Mantovani; Miramón, Herrera, Rivera, Gómez, Galán; Ávila, Hernández
SCORE PREDICTION: Barcelona 3-0 Huesca
Huesca might give a good fight, but these teams are polar opposites in the League standings for a reason. Barcelona have been in monstrous form and dominate both the team and individual charts and it seems like an eternity since they lost. For Huesca, unfortunately, the reverse is true when you look at the cold hard facts.