Barcelona will look to revive their stuttering La Liga title bid when they face Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor on 20 April.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 HD.


Oriol Riera's late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Deportivo La Coruna after Vicente Iborra had given Sevilla an early lead at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on 17 April. Victor Sanchez's side have won just one of their last nine home matches in all competitions.

Winger Fede Cartabia should return after missing the Sevilla match through a back injury, but Riera (ankle) is a doubt. Goalkeepers Fabricio and German Lux remain sidelined with knee injuries, while Alberto Lopo and Alejandro Arribas are both suspended.

Barcelona slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against Valencia at the weekend, with their lead at the top of the La Liga table shrinking to just one point as a result. It was the first time the Catalan club had suffered three straight league defeats since 2003.

Thomas Vermaelen, Rafinha and Jeremy Mathieu remain sidelined through injury for the visitors, while Arda Turan (illness) is a doubt.

What managers say

Victor Sanchez: "What we want is to achieve mathematical safety as soon as possible. Every point is important and we always go out to fight. It was an open game [against Sevilla] and we're satisfied."

Luis Enrique: "Perhaps it is more difficult than normal when the team loses, for me, unjustly some of the games we have lost. We lost two games in the first 30 and now three in a row, it is not normal. This sport generates a lot of surprises, I think we have criticised ourselves when it has been necessary, but today is not a day to criticise my players, it is a day to congratulate them. Feeling sorry for ourselves we won't win anything."

Form guide

  • Deportivo La Coruna: DLDWL
  • Last result: Sevilla 1-1 Deportivo La Coruna
  • Barcelona (all competitions): LLLWL
  • Last result: Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Deportivo La Coruna win: 7/1
  • Draw: 2/1
  • Barcelona win: 11/20

Team news

Deportivo La Coruna possible XI: Manu; Juanfran, Sidnei, Navarro, Luisinho; Cani, Borges, Mosquera; Cartabia, Alberto, Lucas

Barcelona possible XI: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar