FC Barcelona VS RCD Espanyol, a high-scoring game
Samuel Umtiti is soccer tips still nursing a knee injury and will not feature for Barca in midweek, meaning Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique will form a centre-back partnership once again. Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele remain out through injury, while Junior Firpo is struggling with a hip problem and is not expected to feature. Setien could opt against making any changes at all to the side that dispatched Villarreal with ease, although Ivan Rakitic is an option should the Barca manager look to freshen up the midfield. As for Espanyol, Rufete will have to make do without forward Jonathan Calleri following his sending off against Leganes. La Liga's basement side must win this game to keep any hope of survival alive, and that could reflect in Rufete's team selection, but the Espanyol manager will need to strike a balance between going for goals and trying to keep Barca at bay. Sebastien Corchia has recovered from a meniscus problem but has now returned to parent club Sevilla, and Pipa is also a doubt with a muscular complaint.
FC Barcelona VS RCD Espanyol,
Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Vidal; Messi; Suarez, Griezmann
Espanyol possible free soccer tips starting lineup: Diego Lopez; J. Lopez, Espinosa, Cabrera, Vila; Roca, David Lopez; Melendo, Darder, Embarba, Tomas