Although Girona are on a two-game winning streak, they were recently on the receiving end of a 4-1 trouncing from Real Madrid and were beaten 6-1 in this fixture last season.
|Game||Barcelona vs Girona|
|Date||Sunday, September 23|
|Time||7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US) the game will be shown live on television on beIN Sports. It can also be streamed live online using the beIN Sports CONNECT service.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|beIN Sports||beIN Sports CONNECT|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast live on television but it can be streamed via Eleven Sports.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Ter Stegen, Cillessen|
|Defenders||Alba, Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, Marlon, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Miranda|
|Midfielders||Rafinha, Alena, Busquets, Coutinho, Rakitic, Arthur, Roberto, Vidal|
|Forwards||L. Suarez, Messi, Dembele, Munir, Malcom|
Sergi Samper is still out while Malcom and Denis Suarez are back in training. Ousmane Dembele starts in attack with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Barcelona confirmed XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Arthur, Arturo Vidal; Dembele, Messi, Suarez
|Defenders||Espinosa, Juanpe, Munisa, Ramalho, Alcala, Mojica, Aday, Planas, Porro|
|Midfielders||Pons, Garcia, Granell, Douglas Luiz, Portu, Borja Garcia|
|Forwards||Roberts, Stuani, Doumbia, Lozano|
Girona confirmed XI: Bono, Bernardo, Alcala, Juanpe, Aday, Aleix Garcia, Pere Pons, Granell, Muniesa, Portu, Stuani.
Betting & Match Odds
Barcelona are strong favourites to win the game at 1/12, while a draw is priced 10/1. Girona, at odds of 20/1, are massive underdogs.
Barcelona have been in great goal scoring form this season and have already taken a two-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Girona may have been well beaten by Real Madrid, but it has been their only defeat of the season so far and they will be aiming to pull off a big shock.
But since Lionel Messi and Co. beat their Catalan neighbours home and away last year, they will be confident of another big victory at Camp Nou.
Messi is already joint-top of the goal chart with four goals in the top flight and is coming off the back of another Champions League hat-trick.
Luis Suarez also has a good record against Girona, having scored eight times in four games, and will be looking to get among the goals again.