UEFA Champions League: Barcelona vs Antwerp Match Preview and Line Up




 UEFA Champions League 2023/24




Barcelona vs Antwerp


Champions League Grp. G Round 6

Match Date:


Match Time:

01.30 AM IST (UTC +5:30)
 12.00 AM UAE



Match Live Info

Barcelona 2-3 Antwerp


Prediction and Preview

Royal Antwerp vs Barcelona - Match Preview

In a clash of David versus Goliath, Royal Antwerp is set to host Barcelona at the Bosuilstadion on Wednesday, 13th December. The Belgian underdogs are gearing up for a rematch against the Spanish giants, looking to avenge their previous defeat in the Champions League.

Head-to-Head Record:

The historical record between Royal Antwerp and Barcelona favors the Spanish side, with Barcelona winning two matches and Royal Antwerp securing one victory. In their last meeting on 19th September 2023, Barcelona emerged victorious with a convincing 5-0 scoreline.

Current Form:

Royal Antwerp comes into the match with a strong record of two wins, one draw, and two losses in their last five matches (DLWWW). Meanwhile, Barcelona has been in good form with three wins, one draw, and one loss in their recent five outings (WDWWL).

Missing Players:

Royal Antwerp will face a challenge with key players Jürgen Ekkelenkamp and Arbnor Muja suspended for the match. Additionally, Björn Engels, Jacob Ondrejka, Anthony Valencia, and Gavi are ruled out, with Jelle Bataille considered doubtful. On the other side, Barcelona will miss key players like Marc-André ter Stegen, Marcos Alonso, and Iñigo Martínez.

Key Storylines:

Royal Antwerp, currently in 4th position, will aim to make a statement against the group leaders Barcelona, seeking redemption after their previous heavy defeat.

Barcelona, sitting comfortably at the top of the group, will look to maintain their unbeaten run and secure their spot in the knockout stages.

Predicted Line-Up

Royal Antwerp possible starting lineup:
Butez; De Laet, Alderweireld, Coulibaly, Wijndal; Yusuf, Vermeeren; Kerk, Balikwisha, Ejuke; Janssen

Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Pena; Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Lopez, Romeu, Gundogan; Yamal, Lewandowski, Torres

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