Jordi Alba & Ivan Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic (right) scored twice to help Barcelona to a 2-0 victory over BATE Borisov in the Champions League Reuters

Barcelona will look to secure a sixth successive win at the Nou Camp in all competitions when they face Eibar on 25 October.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.15 BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 5 HD.


Barcelona impressed in the Champions League in midweek, dispatching BATE Borisov 2-0 courtesy of a brace from Ivan Rakitic. The Catalans can move to the top of the La Liga standings with victory over Eibar, provided the Celta Vigo-Real Madrid game on 24 October ends in a draw.

Playmaker Andres Iniesta has returned to training for the hosts after recovering from a hamstring problem and may start on the bench. Lionel Messi, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto and Thomas Vermaelen are all sidelined.

Eibar are on a four-match unbeaten run in La Liga - a sequence of results that has propelled them up to seventh place in the table. The Basques lost both their matches against Barcelona last season by an aggregate score of 5-0 and will hope to give a better account of themselves this time around.

Jose Luis Mendilibar's side are without injured defenders Ivan Ramis and Antonio Luna, while midfielder Adrian (thigh) is also sidelined.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "We have a lot of power up front but when players from the other lines manage to score it is better for the team. It was costing us to score the first goal [against BATE Borisov] and it ended up coming from (Ivan) Rakitic's screamer. It is a victory which will strengthen us, along with the 4-4 draw in the other game [between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma]. A very good gameweek for us."

Jose Luis Mendilibar: "Our first half [against Sevilla] was good, we played well. But our opponents finished better. We were bad for 20 minutes and they capitalised, but we played well."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): WWLWW
  • Last result: BATE Borisov 0-2 Barcelona (Champions League)
  • Eibar: DWDDL
  • Last result: Eibar 1-1 Sevilla

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Barcelona win: 2/17
  • Draw: 9
  • Eibar win: 20

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Rakitic, Mascherano, Busquets; Munir, Suarez, Neymar

Eibar possible XI: Riesgo; Capa, Dos Santos, Pantic, Junca; Escalante, Garcia; Keko, Saul, Inui; Baston