FC Barcelona are hoping to remain in the title race when they lock horns with Valladolid at Estadio Jose Zorrilla tonight (Tuesday).
As far as the title race is concerned, Ronald Koeman’s men have been far from consistent this season.
They are worryingly trailing table-toppers Atletico Madrid by eight points, with Los Colchoneros also having a game at hand.
Barca could, however, bridge the gap to arch-rivals Real Madrid to just five points as Zinedine Zidane’s men have played an additional game.
Valladolid, on the other hand, have been one of the worst-performing teams in La Liga this season.
They are dawdling in the drop zone with just 17 points in 14 matches heading into this midweek’s round of fixtures.
One of their main problems this campaign has been the leaky defence that has conceded 21 goals.
There has been a slight improvement in their performances in recent weeks as 11 of their 17 points have come in the last six matches – the club has lost only one game during this stretch, with that too coming against table-toppers Atletico Madrid.
Valladolid XI (4-4-2): Masip, Hervias, Gonzalez, Yamiq, Garcia, Orellana, Alcaraz, Mesa, Plano, Weissman, Maranhao
Barcelona XI (4-3-3): Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, Jong, Busquets, Lopez, Griezmann, Messi, Braithwaite
Kick off is at 22:00 (GMT +1).
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