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Jul 11, 2020 at 6.30pm UK at José Zorrilla
Real ValladolidReal Valladolid
0-1
BarcelonaBarcelona

Alcaraz (45'), Perez (65')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Vidal (15')
Lenglet (40'), Alba (78')

How Barcelona could line up against Real Valladolid

Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Saturday's La Liga clash with Real Valladolid.

Barcelona will be looking for their third straight La Liga victory when they travel to Real Valladolid on Saturday night.

The Spanish champions have beaten Villarreal and Espanyol in their last two matches to move to within a point of league leaders Real Madrid in the table.

Los Blancos will have the chance to open up another four-point advantage on Friday night, though, which would pile the pressure on Barca ahead of the clash at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Quique Setien's side could line up against 14th-placed Valladolid, who will enter the match off the back of a 2-1 defeat at Valencia.


POSS BAR XI vs. VAL

Out: Ousmane Dembele (hamstring), Ansu Fati (suspended)
Doubtful: Samuel Umtiti (knee), Frenkie de Jong (calf), Junior Firpo (hip)

> Click here for Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Barca will again be without the services of Ousmane Dembele due to a long-term hamstring injury, while Ansu Fati is suspended due to the red card that he picked up against Espanyol on Wednesday night.

Defenders Samuel Umtiti and Junior Firpo remain doubts with knee and hip problems respectively, but Frenkie de Jong is allegedly in line to make a timely return for the Catalan giants.

De Jong has been out since the middle of June with a calf issue, but the Netherlands international has now returned to training and is expected to return to the middle of the park.

Arturo Vidal for Ivan Rakitic is a change that could occur in midfield, while Nelson Semedo might be the player to drop out for De Jong, which would see Sergi Roberto switch to the right-back spot.

Setien is unlikely to take any chances in the final third of the field, though, with Antoine Griezmann set to earn another start alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, who scored the only goal of the game against Espanyol.

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Who will win Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Valladolid and Barcelona?

Real Valladolid
Draw
Barcelona
Real Valladolid
7.5%
Draw
7.5%
Barcelona
84.9%
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid38269370254587
2Barcelona40268692415186
3Atletico MadridAtletico401818454302472
4Sevilla391914655352071
5Villarreal391861564531160
6Granada38177145244858
7Real Sociedad38168145648856
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis371010174658-1240
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3996244167-2633
REspanyol38510232758-3125

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