Barcelona plays its first game at the Camp Nou since the three-month coronavirus shutdown when Leganes visits on Tuesday for La Liga Matchday 29. Barca won 4-0 against Mallorca on Saturday but still has just a two-point lead over Real Madrid after Los Blancos defeated Eibar 3-1 on Sunday. A win for Barca will move the club five points clear ahead of Real’s big clash on Thursday against Valencia.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Viewing informationDate: Tuesday, June 16Time: 4 p.m. ETLocation: Camp Nou — Barcelona, SpainTV: beIN SportsLive stream: fuboTV (Try for free)Odds: Barcelona -700; Draw +700; Leganes +1800 (via William Hill Sportsbook) Storylines
Barcelona: Barca shouldn’t have much problem here, but there is always a game or two at home where Barca just lays an egg. This would be a terrible time for it against a team in horrible form, but sometimes the ball just doesn’t want to go in. The thing is, Barca has a lot of confidence after the Mallorca win, and the deliveries were just outstanding. Don’t be shocked if Barca starts slow, but also don’t be shocked if this one is over by halftime.
Leganes: In 19th place and headed toward relegation, Leganes still has a shot. A win and a draw in its next few games could just get them out of the bottom three. But this team has won a league-worst five games out of 28 this season. The issue has been offense with a league-low 22 goals in 28 matches. Part of that problem is Martin Braithwaite, who had six league goals before moving to Barcelona in February.
Barca vs. Leganes prediction
Suarez gets the start and scores twice as Barca picks up the easy victory.
Pick: Barca 4, Leganes 0