Luis Enrique’s men have recovered from loses against Real Madrid and Celta Vigo after capping out six wins on the bounce.
Although, they face a crucial top of the table clash in midweek against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League, the Blaugranas may still take the game against Espanyol seriously as they look to maintain 2nd spot on the log and put more pressure on leaders Real Madrid.
Espanyol ended their 5 game winless run last weekend when they edged out Levante 2-1.
That victory saw the Periquitos move up to 12th place in the league standings to create distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
Barcelona have often found it difficult to comfortably defeat their rivals but surely will see this fixture as a walk over considering the fact that Espanyol are among the worst scorers in the League.
Barca may welcome Andres Iniesta back in the starting line up after the Midfielder returned from Injury against Huesca in midweek, scoring a goal and creating another.
Barcelona vs Espanyol
Date: 7th December, 2014
Time: 5 pm (CET)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Referee: Ignacio Iglecas
Form in La Liga: WLLWWW
Form in all competitions: WWWWWW
Possible lineup: Bravo; Alves, Mascherano, Mathieu, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Suarez, Messi, Neymar
Form in La Liga: LDLDLW
Form in all competitions: DLDLWW
Possible lineup: Casilla, Colotto, Arbilla, Fuentes, Bertrand, Sanchez, Sevilla, Canas, Vazquez, Garcia, Caicedo
Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol