Ceuta vs Barcelona - Copa del Rey: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

Barcelona are back in Copa del Rey action this week
Barcelona are back in Copa del Rey action this week / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Barcelona are faced with overcoming the challenge of third tier Ceuta if they want to book a place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.

Ceuta, hailing from a Spanish enclave north tip of Africa rather than the mainland, were the lowest ranked team to make it this far in this season's competition.

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Barcelona have already faced one third tier side in the Copa, needing extra-time to beat Intercity in the round of 32 thanks to a surprise hat-trick from Oriol Soldevila.

Where are Ceuta vs Barcelona playing?

  • Location: Ceuta, Spain
  • Stadium: Alfonso Murube
  • Date: Thursday 19 January
  • Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT / 14:00 EST / 11:00 PST
  • Referee: Juan Martinez Munuera

Ceuta vs Barcelona H2H Results (Last Five Games)

  • Ceuta: 0 Wins
  • Barcelona: 3 Wins
  • Draws: 0

*Ceuta & Barcelona have only played each other on three prevous occasions

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Ceuta: DLWWL
  • Barcelona: WDWWD

How to watch Ceuta vs Barcelona on TV and live stream

United Kingdom

  • No live broadcast available

United States

  • ESPN+ (United States)

Barcelona team news

Having not long been back from Saudi Arabia and travelling further than usual for this one, there could be a degree of rotation going on.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Ceuta

Barcelona Starting 11 (4-3-3): Pena; Bellerin, Araujo, Garcia, Alonso; Kessie, Busquets, Torres; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati.

Ceuta vs Barcelona score prediction

It hadn't been plain sailing for Barcelona prior to beating Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana final last weekend. They had needed penalties to beat Real Betis in the semi-finals of that competition and were reduced to 10 players in La Liga games against Atletico Madrid and Espanyol either side of the closer than comfort Copa del Rey clash with Intercity.

But the Supercopa win will at least breathe a considerable amount of confidence into Xavi's side and you would back them to comfortably get the job done here.

Prediction: Ceuta 1-4 Barcelona