Barcelona will host Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp this evening in the fifth round of the Champions League group stages, with kick-off scheduled at 9 pm local time.
Xavi is expected to make a couple of changes to the side that beat Athletic Club over the weekend. Héctor Bellerín, who returned recently from injury, will most likely start ahead of Sergi Roberto, while Alejandro Balde will probably make way for Jordi Alba.
The Blaugrana find themselves in a difficult position in the competition because if Inter Milan beat Viktoria Plzeň in the match that kicks off at 6.45 pm, they will be walking onto the field against Bayern Munich with the full knowledge that they will be playing in the Europa League in the new year.
Predicted Barcelona lineup against Bayern Munich
AS predict that Xavi will field the following starting XI against Bayern Munich: Marc-André ter Stegen – Héctor Bellerín, Jules Koundé, Eric García, Jordi Alba – Ousmane Dembélé, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri – Robert Lewandowski.