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Barcelona will be looking to win their eighth consecutive game in La Liga when they face-off against Las Palmas at Estadio Gran Canaria on 20 February.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.

Overview

Eighteenth-placed Las Palmas have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions, including a 2-0 defeat to Sevilla last weekend. The Canary islanders were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the reverse fixture in September, with Jonathan Viera scoring a late consolation goal following a brace from Luis Suarez.

Hernan, Dani Castellano, David Simon, Angel Montoro and Vicente Gomez are all out injured for the hosts, while winger Wakaso Mubarak is suspended.

Barcelona beat Sporting Gijon in midweek to extend their lead over Atletico Madrid to six points at the top of the La Liga table. The Catalan giants are on a club record 31-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Luis Enrique has no fresh injury concerns. Midfielder Sergio Busquets is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards.

What managers say

Quique Setien: "To beat teams like Sevilla, which are very strong and consistent, and it is not easy to create a goal [against them], sometimes you need a little luck. In the second half they tightened up at the back and it took us out of the game, but Sevilla is a very good team."

Luis Enrique: "I am optimistic in any situation and this is a favourable one. But that doesn't mean anything because we all know that when the final games of the season approach, especially the last 10, the teams in trouble begin to win games and it becomes very difficult to take the points. We are where we want to be and we depend on ourselves."

Form guide

  • Las Palmas (all competitions): LLWLL
  • Last result: Sevilla 2-0 Las Palmas
  • Barcelona (all competitions): WWDWW
  • Last result: Sporting Gijon 1-3 Barcelona

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Las Palmas win: 17
  • Draw: 6
  • Barcelona win: 1/6

Team news

Las Palmas possible XI: Varas; Garcia, Artiles, Bigas, Garrido; Tana, Mesa, Viera; El Zhar, Jose, Araujo

Barcelona possible XI: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Turan, Roberto, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar