Barcelona B FC
18:00 GMT 11 October 2017
La Liga 2 is looking more competitive than ever this season as there are so many teams that will be competing to make it into the top flight with giants like Real Madrid and Barcelona. One team that has a strong link to Barca is their second team, Barcelona B, and they travel to face Numancia as they look to move up the table. The hosts are going strong so far and currently occupy second place, just one point below league leaders, Osasuna. The visitors have struggled to put a good run of results together and they are 15th but they can go 9th if they win their game-in-hand.
The recent meetings between the two sides have been very equal. In the last five matches, both teams have won two while the other ended as a 1-1 draw. The last meeting was three seasons ago and the hosts, Numancia narrowly won 1-0. Both teams scored in just one of these matches and three of them ended as 1-0 wins.
A win for Numancia would put them top of the league for at least a day. They only have one player who is out through injury as Inigo Perez is still nursing a hamstring injury.
Latest matches: Numancia CD
|08.10.2017||LaLi||Real Zaragoza||Numancia CD||3:0||L|
|30.09.2017||LaLi||Numancia CD||Albacete Balompie||5:1||W|
|24.09.2017||LaLi||Cadiz CF||Numancia CD||0:0||D|
|19.09.2017||Copa||Sporting Gijon||Numancia CD||2:4||W|
|16.09.2017||LaLi||Numancia CD||Sporting Gijon||3:0||W|
The visitors need a win desperately if they hope to make it into the top half, otherwise, they could be dragged into a relegation dogfight. They have several players missing for the clash and David Concha, Alberto Varo and José Antonio Martinez have been added to the injury list in the last few weeks.
Latest matches: Barcelona B FC
|08.10.2017||LaLi||Barcelona B FC||Real Oviedo||1:1||D|
|25.09.2017||LaLi||Barcelona B FC||CD Lugo||1:2||L|
|17.09.2017||LaLi||Alcorcon AD||Barcelona B FC||1:1||D|
|09.09.2017||LaLi||Barcelona B FC||Cordoba CF||4:0||W|
|01.09.2017||LaLi||Granada CF||Barcelona B FC||2:2||D|
With their home advantage and superior squad, it is undoubtedly Numancia’s match to lose and they should be picking up all three points against an inferior Barcelona B side. They should go top with a comfortable win over Barcelona B, who have been struck with several injuries and the visitors could find themselves in a worse position than where they already are. The Catalan side aren’t expected to cause an upset as they have struggled against the higher rated teams in the division.
11 October 2017 - 18:00 GMT
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