After 3 consecutive defeats in 3 competitive games, Barcelona found their winning wands in the Wednesday clash with Deportivo La Coruna. The League defending champions will host relegation battling Gijon at the Cam Nou on Saturday
Barcelona sits top of the log with better goal and head to head over Atletico Madrid who has same point as them. The Luis Enrique lost 11 points in their last 5 games, as they suffered 3 consecutive league defeats with 2 happening in Camp Nou.
Gijon during the week had the last laugh over a struggling Sevilla side. The Abelardo tutored team defeated Sevilla 2-1 to claim their first 2nd victory in 5 games, and first in 3 league games.
- Barcelona has lost 2 consecutive league game at the Nou
- Barcelona has won 1 of their last 5 league games, and 2 out of 5 in all competition.
- Gijon has won none of their last 5 away league games
- Gijon has won 2 of the last 5 league games.
Barcelona: Team News
Luis Enrique will have Gerard Pique available for selection, who served his ban by sitting out in the Deportivo demolishing on Wednesday night.
Barcelona: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Bravo: Pique, Mascherano, Alves, Alba- Iniesta, Busquet, Rakitic- Messi, Neymar, Suarez
Sporting Gijon: Team News
Abelardo will have available for selection Omar Mascarelli, who was absent from Sevilla clash due to Suspension
Sporting Gijon: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Cuellar: Lora, Mere, Lopez, Hernandez: Omar, Alvarez, Halilovic, Jony: Sanabaria, Guerrero
Barcelona Vs Sporting Gijon: Head-To-Head-Stats
Sportin Gijon is still searching for its first victory in games against Barcelona. The first leg of this encounter produced 4 goals, with 3 from the Barcelona side and 1 from Gijon at El Molinón.
Moreover, Barcelona has won 6 times in the last 7 meeting between the two sides with one ending in a score draw.
Barcelona Vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
With Barcelona show, it will be right to hope they have found their winning juice. The Barcelona team has lost 2 league games in the league this season with the 2 happening in recent weeks.
Gijon is also fighting for survivor, which make them more dangerous to any team that has them as opponent.
However, I will suggest a Barcelona victory at the Nou and leave my door open for any surprises.