Barcelona travel to the heart of the Iberian Peninsula to face Atlético Madrid at the Estadio Metropolitano in the 16th round of La Liga later today.
Barcelona will be hoping to bounce back following their nervy 4-3 victory against Intercity in the Copa del Rey earlier this week.
Xavi will be without Robert Lewandowski, who will be serving his suspension for the red card he picked up in a match prior to the international break.
The Blaugrana have the chance of going three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table following Los Blancos’ 2-1 defeat at the hands of Villarreal yesterday.
Predicted Barcelona lineup against Atlético Madrid
AS predict that Xavi will field the following starting XI against Atlético Madrid: Marc-André ter Stegen – Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde – Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong – Ousmane Dembélé, Ansu Fati, Gavi.
The match is set to kick off at 9 PM CET.
GSFN | Tom Cserép