This club from South Spain have been in First Division for 6 seasons and have never won at Camp Nou
9 matches are left, Barça managed to place first with 4 points margin after winning el Clásico, but as usually happens, every three points are important and the winner of La Liga will be known the last Day.
What are your feelings about the match?
This Wednesday Barça are receiving Almería at Camp Nou, and they are the perfect opponent to win three points. This club from South Spain have been in First Division for 6 seasons, from 07-08 to 10-11 and now since last season, and they have never won at Camp Nou: 2-0, 5-0, 1-0, 3-1 and 4-1. In fact, Barça have won all the matches versus Almería except two draws (in 07-08 and 08-09).
Barça have won 19 of the last 20 matches and they should not waste this good chance to keep getting points. Madrid are facing a neighbor opponent: Rayo Vallecano at Vallecas, two hours later than Barça. They must feel the pressure to win if they want to keep fighting for La Liga.
This Tuesday, Luis Enrique warned about the fact of Almería having a new coach: "Sergi didn't have many time to prepare his players. We'll see tomorrow what's their performance. We will tackle the match the same way, with the unknown of Sergi possible changes."
You may already know that Almería's new coach is Sergi Barjuan, former Barça player and former Luis Enrique mate. This Tuesday we reviewed best goals of Barjuan with Barça, and also the curious case of his debut at Camp Nou.
Luis Enrique announced this morning the squad list to face Almería. No important players will stay home. It's possible that Messi-Suárez-Neymar play, but it could also be probable to see Pedro having an opportunity in the starting lineup. In the defense, Bartra could play and Piqué could rest. If Mathieu plays, will he score again?
Two former Barça players are part of Almería's squad: The goalkeeper Rubén, who made three appearances for the first team back in the season 2003/04 before eventually leaving the club in 2007, and Javier Espinosa, the midfielder who stayed in Barça B from 10/11 to 13/14.
When only some hours are left for the match, what are your feelings? Will Messi-Suárez-Neymar play? Have you made your Nostradamus bet?