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Barcelona vs Elche – January 5, 2014 Prediction, Probable Lineups, TV Schedule, and Highlights


The Barcelona vs Elche match will take place this Sunday, January 5, 2014 (7:00 AM Pacific) at the Camp Nou.  The ‘blaugranas’ will receive Elche in Week 18 of La Liga, in an attempt to retain the league’s first place.  Atletico Madrid won their match this weekend, which means that going into the game the ‘colchoneros’ sit in first place with 49 points while Barcelona has 46.

FC Barcelona will have a tense match this Sunday where winning is a must.  The team coached by Tata Martino is deep in a close battle against Atletico Madrid in the fight for the league’s first place title.  Although only half the season has passed, neither side has given any signs of slowing down, therefore losing or tying this Sunday is not an option for the ‘blaugranas’.

Probable Lineups:

Barcelona: Valdes, Mascherano, Pique, Montoya, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Fabregas, Iniesta, Neymar, Pedro.

Elche: Toño, Botia, Sapunaru, Lomban, Sanchez, Albacar, Ruben Perez, Gil, Marquez, Fede, Boakye.

Barcelona vs Elche Prediction

The Barcelona vs Elche match at the Camp Nou will be an intense game considering what Martino’s side has on the line.  If Barcelona ties or loses, then they will leave the first place in the standings to Atletico Madrid; with a win, both teams would end the week with 49 points.  Although Messi is still sidelined, the ‘blaugranas’ have a significantly superior squad therefore the 3 points at home should not be much of a problem.  The Barcelona vs Elche match will end in a 3-0 win for the home side.

Barcelona vs Elche TV Schedule

The Barcelona vs Elche match will be televised this Sunday, January 5, 2014 on beIN Sport USA at 7:00 AM Pacific.

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