Barcelona return to La Liga action in desperate need of three points, as they take on Elche at the Camp Nou. Xavi’s side have just two games before the end of the year before a short Christmas break, and know the importance of picking up a victory in Saturday’s clash.
The Catalans enter the fixture in a sticky period, sitting in 8th place in La Liga and out of the Champions League. Barcelona will also be without Gerard Piqué, Pedri, Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay in tomorrow’s game. Xavi will once more be looking to exciting wingers Ez Abde and Ousmane Dembélé to cause Elche problems at Camp Nou, with the lack of a clear goal scoring threat.
Elche come into the fixture in 16th place, and are expected to once more scrap with relegation this season, as they did last time around where they survived the drop by just one place. Under new coach Francisco, Elche have won three of their last four fixtures, and will be looking to cause an upset at Camp Nou.