Deportivo La Coruna Vs Barcelona: Possible Lineups, Team News And Prediction – Messi To Start
Barcelona is clear at the top of La Liga and will claim the title on Sunday night with a draw against struggling Deportivo La Coruna, a win for the Catalan side will simultaneously win the La Liga title and send Deportivo La Coruna to the Spanish Segunda Division.
Barcelona’s impressive form this season has ensured that they have an 11-point lead at the top of the table, still yet to lose a match this season and need just a draw to be crowned League Champions. The La Liga title will be the Catalan side second trophy in one week after securing the Copa del Rey last week with a 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla in the final.
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Ernesto Valverde’s men will be eager to banish the nightmare of Champions League elimination in the hands of AS Roma by sealing the La Liga title in grand style on Sunday when they take on beleaguered Deportivo La Coruna at the Estadio Abanca-Riazor.
The only player that is unavailable for selection by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is Sergi Roberto who is out due to suspension, otherwise, the coach has a full squad available for selection ahead of the match on Sunday.
Deportivo La Coruna will be without Eneko Bóveda who is out due to injury, also Adrián López, Sulley Muntari, Sidnei, Zakaria Bakkali are all doubtful for the clash against Barcelona.
Barcelona (4-4-2): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Coutinho, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez
Deportivo (4-3-1-2): Martínez; Juanfran, Schär, Albentosa, Luisinho; Guilherme, Mosquera, Borges; Çolak; Lucas, Adrián
Although Deportivo la Coruna are very desperate for points to aid their survival quest right now, it seems the Catalan bridge would be too far for them to cross. It’s hard to see anything other than a dominant win by the Messi lead Barcelona team and our prediction is a 4-0 win for Barcelona at the Estadio Abanca-Riazor.