Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona : predicted lineups

Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona

Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona : predicted lineups

Spanish champions FC Barcelona will look to get their stuttering La Liga campaign on track when they take on the Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona clash at the Camp Nou on Sunday night.

Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona : predicted lineups

Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona
MSN during the match

Barcelona capped off a rather miserable fortnight on Wednesday after suffering a 2-0 loss at the hands of fellow Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon which saw them crashing out of the tournament. After Real Madrid’s 5-1 thumping of Getafe last night, Barcelona’s thin lead at the top of the league table has been cut to a mere single point; their lead was 10 points a month ago before the Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona encounter.

Valencia, on the other hand, staved off their relegation fears after securing a crucial 2-1 win over Sevilla at the Mesatalla last time out. They appear into Sunday’s clash knowing well that a positive result against the Catalan giants will literally seal their status as a top flight club next season.Barcelona have now won 9 of their last 10 home matches against Valencia in all sorts of competitions.

Valencia have won just one among their last 17 games against Barcelona. The Catalans have not lost three league games in a row since February 2003.

FC Barcelona

Possible Starting XI (4-3-3): Bravo; Vidal, Pique, Bartra, Alba; Mascherano, Roberto, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.


Possible Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Alves; Barragan, Mustafi, Abdennour, Gaya; Fuego, Gomes; Mina, Parejo, Rodrigo; Alcacer.

Luis Enrique’s men will be looking to put a miserable fortnight behind them and get back to their winning ways against a stuttering Valencia squad. Like their Catalan opponents, Los Che aren’t in the best form either after notching up just their first win in 5 La Liga matches only last week.

Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona
Messi at action

Given Barcelona’s current run of form, we are unlikely to get a repeat of their 7-0 demolition of Valencia just earlier in the season in the Copa Del Rey. However, a wounded Barcelona are still expected to ease past Gary Neville’s former club and get their smooth La Liga campaign back on track after this Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona encounter.


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