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Christensen And De Jong To Start | 4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup Vs Viktoria Plzen

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Barcelona will entertain Viktoria Plzen at the Nou Camp this Wednesday night as they focus on collecting maximum points in front of their home fans. The Catalan giants managed to secure an impressive 3-0 win over Sevilla last weekend, so they will be hungry for another positive result in this UEFA Champions League clash.

Xavi could set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and might make a few changes to his starting XI for this game. Andreas Christensen, Frenkie De Jong and Ferran Torres are all expected to play from the start in this upcoming European contest.

4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup To Face Viktoria Plzen

Defence

Marc-André ter Stegen will function in goal for Barca after securing a clean sheet versus Sevilla in his last outing. Andreas Christensen could get a chance to impress alongside Ronald Araujo at the heart of Xavi’s defence as they hope to keep the opposition at bay during the game.

Jules Kounde will probably keep his place at right-back while Alex Balde hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and express themselves in the final third.

Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba will be available for selection on the bench as they provide cover for the full-back positions.

Nou Camp
Nou Camp

Midfield

Xavi could opt for a midfield of Frenkie De Jong, Sergio Busquets and Pedri. All three Barca midfielders will be given the responsibility to dominate the ball at the centre of the park and orchestrate enough chances for their teammates in the final third to win this clash.

Franck Kessie and Gavi will have to settle for a place on the bench as they await their chance to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if needed.

Attack

Ferran Torres will feature as the left-sided wide player while Raphinha looks to put in another productive performance from the right.

Robert Lewandowski will lead the line for the Catalan giants in the final third. The Polish forward is enjoying a rich vein of form at the moment and would be expected to produce another influential display in this midweek contest versus Viktoria Plzen.

Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele will have to settle for a spot on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the game if Barca are in need of a goal by then.

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