Barcelona vs Leganes Previews and Predictions: Barcelona aim at bouncing back from the defeat against Valencia

Spanish La Liga Champions Barcelona will on Thursday host Leganes at Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey round of 16. The match will be played at 18:00 GMT, 21:00(E.A.T) with Barcelona hoping to reach the round of last-8 with a win.

Barca progressed into this round after a had fought win over minors Ibiza on Wednesday 22nd January 2020. The hosts waited till the 72nd minute when Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring before adding the second after four minutes of added normal time.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi(left) and Ansu Fati(right) will probablly start against Leganes on Thursday in Copa del Rey round of 16

However, Barcelona were put to a shock defeat in La Liga over the weekend by Valencia. Maximilian Gomez was on target with a brace that put Barcelona off.

Leganes on the other hand, beat Segunda B group-3 side CD Ebro courtesy of only one goal from Jonathan Silva.

The visitors head into this fixture after helding Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw and pushed the team to 19th in La Liga.

With team news, Barcelona remains without long-term absentees Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele with reserve goalkeeper Neto also doubtful after missing a rip to Valencia.

Leganes will be without Alexander Szymanowski and Dimitris Siovas with injuries.

Probable Line-Ups:



Prediction: Barcelona 3-0 Leganes

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