Ceuta vs Barcelona: times, how to watch on TV, stream online, Copa del Rey
All the info you need to know on the Ceuta vs Barcelona clash at Estadio Alfonso Murube on January 19th, which kicks off at 2 p.m. ET.
A confident Barcelona side after defeating Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final will face third-tier Ceuta for a spot in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.
When does Ceuta vs Barcelona kick off?
The game between Ceuta vs Barcelona starts on Thursday, January 19th, 2023.
2.00 p.m. ET
11.00 a.m. PT
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The hosts will be playing one of the most important games in their history when they face huge favorites Barcelona at the Alfonso Murube on Thursday.
José Juan Romero’s pupils got into this stage of the competition after defeating Utrera, Ibiza, and Elche, being the first time the club progresses to the last 16.
But if the club is doing very well in the Copa del Rey, things are playing out very differently in the Primera Division RFEF, as they are sitting bottom in the 20th position with eight points from 19 outings, so a relegation back down to the fourth tier is a very real possibility is things don’t change dramatically.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are traveling to Ceuta with lots of confidence after lifting their 14th Spanish Super Cup trophy.
Xavi’s men, who beat Betis in the semifinal on penalties and came out on top against archrivals Real Madrid in the final (1-3), are also leading the LaLiga standings, three points clear of Los Blancos.
Barça have won eight of their nine games across all competitions and they are expected to keep progressing in the tournament, but Ceuta could give the Catalans a scare, as Intercity did two weeks ago.
Ceuta and Barcelona have met three times in the Copa del Rey, and Els Blaugrana always came out on top.
Ceuta vs Barcelona: prediction
If soccer fans are to witness upsets, the Copa del Rey is their best bet.
Ceuta will do their best to keep Barcelona at bay and get to the final minutes with chances of pulling off the upset, as it’s a do-or-die game.
However, Barcelona have all the tools to make life difficult for the underdogs here, taking into consideration that their defense is on point after the return of all injured players, and some of Xavi’s key men, such as Pedri, Gavi and Dembélé seem to be in great shape.
Prediction: Ceuta 1-3 Barcelona