After falling to Granada at the Camp Nou and losing the opportunity to lead after a season of ups and downs, Barcelona travels to the Mestalla with the demand to win so that the possibility of winning the championship is not excessively complicated. Something similar happens to Javi Gracia’s team, who, if he slips, could also find himself in trouble, although in this case at the bottom of the table.
Koeman decided against Granada to make a couple of adjustments in the eleven due to the accumulation of minutes and the experiment went wrong, so it is assumed that the Barça coach will bet on his gala eleven again, so Dest, Lenglet and Pedri they ask for passage. Another issue is that Mingueza, De Jong, Griezmann and Messi are to a penalty card, a dangerous situation because the next match will be against Atlético, a direct rival for the laurel. Koeman, in any case, does not seem to care about it because he understands that “this is football.” Those who will not be able to play, however, will be the injured Ansu Fati, Coutinho, who are still injured.
In Valencia, the ex-Azulgrana Cillessen could return under the sticks and Correia on the right side. With 36 points, the Che team looks askance at Valladolid – a team that marks the limit of permanence – which will be their next league rival.