Griezmann And Pedri To Start | 4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Line Up Against Elche

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Barcelona will be playing host to Elche at the Camp Nou Stadium on Wednesday evening. Ronald Koeman’s side have had two disappointing results in the past week and will be looking to bounce back to winnings ways in this Primera Division fixture.

Barcelona have had their struggles with injury throughout the season and the scenario is not very different ahead of this clash against 18th placed Elche. Ansu Fati, Moussa Wague, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo and Philippe Coutinho continue to remain unavailable for selection due to their injury-related concerns. Here’s how Barcelona could line-up against the relegation-threatened opposition on Wednesday –

Barcelona Predicted Line Up Against Elche

Barcelona Predicted Line Up Against Elche

Defence

Marc Andre Ter Stegen will be taking command between the sticks for the Catalans. The German goalie would be expecting a better performance from his defensive troops who have let him down way too frequently this season. Sergino Dest will be occupying the right-back position despite a wobbly display last time around. Gerard Pique will retain his place in the starting eleven. A change in his defensive partner is likely and Samuel Umtiti would be replacing Clement Lenglet at the centre back position. Lenglet has been consistent with his errors and deserves to be dropped from the playing eleven. Jordi Alba will be starting at the left-back position ahead of Junior Firpo.

Midfield

Frenkie de Jong will retain his place in the side just as Pedri. The two have been amongst the best performers for Barcelona this season and Ronald Koeman can not afford to drop them from the side. Sergio Busquets could be rested for this fixture keeping in mind the two vital Sevilla fixtures in the coming few days. Miralem Pjanic will step in for the veteran midfielder. The rest to Busquets will bless Pjanic with some much-needed game time who will want to make the most of his opportunity. Riqui Puig could feature in the game in the second half off the substitutes bench.

Attack

Fransico Trincao could get a run at the Camp Nou Stadium on Wednesday ahead of Ousmane Dembele who is visibly not going through the best of form. The Portuguese on the other hand has been lively and vibrant coming on to the field of play as a substitute. Lionel Messi will be starting at the number nine position. The Argentine has scored both of Barcelona’s last two goals and his importance to the side can not be expressed in words. Antoine Griezmann would want to pull up his socks on the right-hand side after a couple of dreadful performances in recent weeks.

Barcelona Predicted Line Up Against Elche