Barcelona will play hosts to Ferencváros at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night hoping to bounce back from their 1-0 league defeat against Getafe on Saturday. The Catalans are not playing at their best right now and will go into this game low on confidence. Still, on paper, Barca have a far superior squad than their Hungarian counterparts and should have enough firepower to earn maximum points from this European clash in midweek.
Ronald Koeman could lineup his side in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make quite a few alterations to his starting XI for this home encounter versus Serhiy Rebrov’s men.
4-2-3-1 Barcelona Predicted Lineup To Face Ferencváros
Neto will retain his spot in between the sticks for the Catalan giants in the absence of Marc-André ter Stegen who is still out of action because of a knee injury. Clement Lenglet will continue to feature alongside Gerard Pique at the heart of Koeman’s defence as they look to restrict the opposition from scoring in midweek.
Sergi Roberto will be nailed-on to operate at right-back while Sergiño Dest hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will have to find a way to give a good account of themselves if Barca are to come out on top on Tuesday.
Ronald Araújo will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the defensive positions.
Frenkie de Jong and Miralem Pjanić will assume the duties of the holding midfielders as they look to dominate the battle at the centre of the park so that they can create enough chances to win this game. The gifted trio of Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho and Francisco Trincao will operate just ahead of them as part of Barcelona’s attack. All three of them were rested on the bench versus Getafe, so they should be fresh for this contest versus the Hungarian outfit in midweek.
Riqui Puig could find himself on the bench as he hopes to impress as a second-half substitute if Koeman decides to call upon his services.
Lionel Messi will lead the charge for Barca up top. The Argentine maestro is not playing his best football at the moment, so this match could be an ideal opportunity for him to return to form by registering a goal or two at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.
We can expect Martin Braithwaite to make up the numbers on the bench.