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Eibar vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

6:32 PM IST 19/05/19
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Barcelona bring their league season to close with speculation continuing about the future of coach Ernesto Valvarde

Champions Barcelona wrap up their La Liga season with a trip to the Basque Country to take on Eibar.

Ernesto Valverde’s side bounced back from the disappointment of that Champions League defeat against Liverpool by beating Getafe last weekend to extend their lead at the top of the table to 11 points.

With little to play for on the final day Valverde may rotate his squad ahead of next weekend’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia.

Eibar meanwhile will look to end their campaign on a high with the club safely in mid-table and a sixth successive top-flight season secured.

Game Eibar vs Barcelona
Date Sunday, May 19
Time 3.15pm BST / 10.15am ET
Stream (US Only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Premier Sports 1 and livestreamed on Eleven Sports.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News

Position Eibar squad
Goalkeepers Riesgo, Dmitrovic
Defenders Pena, Oliveira, Bigas, Angel, Ramis, Cucurella
Midfielders Diop, Escalante, Alvarez, De Blasis, Mila, Pedro Leon, Jordan
Forwards Enrich, Kike, Charles, Cardona

Eibar are without Ruben Pena and Anaitz Arbilla while Marc Cardona and Pedro Bigas also miss out. Paulo Oliveira however starts after being declared fit.

Eibar starting XI: Dmitrovic; De Blasis, Oliveira, Ramis, Cote; Orellana, Escalante, Jordan, Cucurella; Enrich, Charles

Position Barcelona squad
Goalkeepers Cillessen, Pena
Defenders Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Murillo, Vermaelen, Wague
Midfielders Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Arthur, Alena
Forwards Messi, Malcom, Boateng

Barcelona are without goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen due to a knee injury with Jasper Cillessen in to replace him. Philippe Coutinho also misses out after he was forced off against Getafe last weekend with a hamstring problem, meaning Malcom comes in.

Barcelona starting XI: Cillessen, Semedo, Pique, Roberto, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Sergio, Vidal; Messi, Malcolm.

Betting & Match Odds

Barcelona are favourites to claim all three points and are priced at 10/11 with bet365. Eibar can be backed at 13/5 while a draw is available for 3/1.

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Match Preview

It says a lot about the level of expectation at the Camp Nou that Ernesto Valverde has had to deal with speculation about his future despite being on the brink of a second successive domestic double.

A 26th La Liga trophy was wrapped up last month with three games to spare and a fifth successive Copa del Rey can be secured with victory over Valencia next weekend.

However, their second leg collapse against Liverpool in the Champions League has put Valverde’s position under scrutiny.

He received a boost earlier this week when Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted he was “very happy” with the 55-year-old and had already begun planning with him for next season. But that hasn’t stopped speculation about potential replacements with former Barca defender Ronald Koeman and current Ajax boss Erik ten Hag apparently in contention.

On the pitch, Barca ended a run of successive defeats with a workmanlike 2-0 victory over Getafe at Camp Nou last weekend. With little resting on this weekend's finale at Ipurua, Valverde is likely to rest a number of key stars with next week’s game in Seville in mind.

That should offer encouragement for Eibar to cause an upset. Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side have already beaten Real Madrid at home this season and have lost just four league games on their own turf.

"Year after year are strength is through Ipurua. We are strong here, we trust our stadium a lot," striker Sergi Enrich told Eibar's website.

"The fans, although there aren't many of them, make themselves heard. They help us a lot, we feel their passion and that is fundamental. The fans have always been with us and we hope to give them joy.

"It would be very nice to beat Barcelona. Maybe they'll think a little about the cup final, but even so it's a great team. It is very difficult to beat them. If we are playing against Barça year after year, it means that Eibar is doing things very well because we are in the first division."