Nemanja Milunovic
An Ivan Rakitic brace gave Barcelona victory at BATE Borisov on matchday three in the Champions LeagueReuters

Barcelona will be looking to consolidate their lead in Group E when they host BATE Borisov at the Nou Camp on 4 November.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport Extra.

Overview

Barcelona will be out to complete the double over BATE Borisov at the Nou Camp after Ivan Rakitic struck twice to give the Catalans a 2-0 victory in Belarus on matchday three. Luis Enrique's side will qualify for the round of 16 if they win and Roma fail to beat Bayer Leverkusen in the other group clash. The defending European champions have lost only once in their last 34 home matches in the Champions League, winning their last seven. The Catalan giants bounced back to win 2-0 against Getafe at the weekend after a disappointing goalless draw at third-tier outfit Villanovense in midweek.

Defender Douglas will not be involved against BATE after he injured his foot in the Villanovense match. Lionel Messi and Rafinha (both knee) remain long-term absentees. BATE Borisov are third in Group E, a point behind second-placed Leverkusen. The Belarusian outfit have only won one of their 13 previous away matches in the Champions League and lost on all five previous visits to Spain.

The visitors expect to be without ex-Barcelona winger Aleksandr Hleb (hip), striker Vitali Rodionov (knee) and defender Maksim Zhavnerchik (ankle).

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "The feeling is that we have played a very serious game today [against Getafe]. Each rival is different, but this is a ground in which we have not always done well before. From the start we controlled the game clearly and calmly, created chances and did not give up any chances at the back."

Aleksandr Yermakovich: "This season, we are destined to win 1-0. I lost count of the times when we finished with this score. We created a lot of opportunities to score more [against Dinamo Brest at the weekend]. The level of organization of play was quite high on our side, but the finishing was not impressive.

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): WDWWW
  • Last result: Getafe 0-2 Barcelona
  • BATE Borisov (all competitions): WWLWD
  • Last result: Dinamo Brest 0-1 BATE Borisov

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Barcelona win: 1/12
  • Draw: 11
  • BATE Borisov win: 30

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Munir, Suarez, Neymar

BATE Borisov possible XI: Chernik; Polyakov, Gayduchik, Milunovic, Mladenovic; A Volodko, Nikolic; Stasevich, Gordeychuk, Aleksievich; Mozolevski