A few days after losing 2-1 at Old Trafford and being eliminated from the Europa League at the hands of Manchester United, Barcelona will travel to Almeria to face the Andalusian side on Sunday in their bid to get back to winning ways.
The Blaugrana are eight points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid in the LaLiga Santander table, while Almeria currently sit just above the relegation zone.
Rubi‘s side were thrashed 6-2 away at Girona last Friday, while Barcelona beat Cadiz 2-0 at the Camp Nou in their last league duel back on Sunday.
Almeria vs Barcelona predicted line-ups
Rubi may not be able to count on either Alejandro Pozo or Gonzalo Melero, both of whom are doubtful through injuries.
As for the visitors, they will take to the Power Horse Stadium pitch without the injured Pedri and Ousmane Dembele, while Ronald Araujo should be fit after suffering a knock against Manchester United.
Barcelona possible XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati.
Almeria possible XI (4-3-3): Fernando Martinez; Houboulang Mendes, Rodrigo Ely, Srdjan Babic, Sergio Akieme; Lucas Robertone, Cesar de la Hoz, Samu Costa; Leo Baptistao, Luis Suarez; Adrian Embarba.
Almeria vs Barcelona: When does it start?
The LaLiga Santander fixture between Almeria and Barcelona will be played at 18:30 CET, the local time in Spain.
That makes the game a 17:30 GMT kick-off in the United Kingdom. Barcelona fans in the United States will find the game starting at 12:30 ET and 09:30 PT.
Almeria vs Barcelona: Where to watch it?
As ever, Sunday’s match between Barcelona and Almeria can be seen on LaLigaTV and Premier Sports in the United Kingdom. In the United States, you can watch the game on ESPN+.