The reigning champions sit one point behind league leaders Real Madrid while Los Armeros currently occupy the 16th place, which is only three points away from the relegation zone.
The Blaugrana registered a 2-1 victory over Getafe on Saturday last week and will be looking to keep Los Blancos on their toes as they continue to fight for the top spot in La Liga. Meanwhile, the Basques lost 2-1 to Alaves last weekend to further extend their poor run of form in the league this season. The side has only won two of their last 11 games in the Spanish top-flight this term and will be hoping to get a favorable result at the daunting Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Eibar Head-to-Head
Barcelona have a massive advantage heading into the fixture as they are yet to lose to Eibar after five seasons of meetings, with their 2-2 draw at Ipurua last season the first time that they dropped points against this opposition. Their previous encounter this season ended in a 2-0 scoreline in favor of the Catalan giants, courtesy of goals from Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo.
Barcelona form guide (in all competitions): L-W-W-L-W-W
Eibar form guide (in all competitions): W-W-L-D-D-L
Barcelona vs Eibar Team News
Barcelona will remain without attacking duo of Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele while Jordi Alba picked up a groin injury against Getafe last weekend and is not expected to feature against Eibar. It remains to be seen if Martin Braithwaite will make his debut on Saturday, having joined the club on Thursday.
Injuries: Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Jordi Alba
Injuries: Kike Garcia, Pedro Bigas, Ivan Ramis
Barcelona vs Eibar Predicted XI
Barcelona vs Eibar Prediction
Barcelona are overwhelming favorites to come out of the game with all three points, with Eibar unlikely to cause an upset considering their dismal form.
Verdict: Barcelona 2-0 Eibar
Published 21 Feb 2020, 11:27 IST