Barcelona vs. Valencia: La Liga – Match Preview

Barcelona will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss last time out when they host Valencia on Sunday evening.

Luis Enrique’s side were beaten away at Deportivo, meaning Real Madrid are strong favourites for the La Liga title.

Valencia have endured a poor campaign again and were held at home by Sporting Gijon last weekend.

La Liga form: Barcelona W4 D0 L1; Valencia W2 D1 L2
La Liga top scorers
Barcelona – Lionel Messi 23 goals
Valencia – Santiago Mina 5 goals

Match history
Barcelona recorded a late victory in the meeting earlier in the season, winning 3-2 at the Mestalla.

Valencia stunned the Nou Camp in the fixture last term, winning by two goals to one.

Last five La Liga meetings
Valencia 2 Barcelona 3 – 22/10/16
Barcelona 1 Valencia 2 – 17/04/16
Valencia 1 Barcelona 1 – 15/12/15
Barcelona 2 Valencia 0 – 18/04/15
Valencia 0 Barcelona 1 – 30/11/14

Barcelona & Over 3.5 goals – 8/11 with Paddy Power

Team news
Barcelona are likely to revert back to a 4-3-3 here, with Sergi Roberto starting from right full-back.

Enzo Perez is available again following suspension and will come into the Valencia midfield.

Expected starting XI’s
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Pique, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Valencia (4-3-3): Alves; Montoya, Mangala, Garay, Gaya; Soler, Perez, Parejo; Cancelo, Zaza, Orellana

Predictions

Result: Barcelona (1/7 with William Hill)

Correct Score: 3-1 (10/1 with William Hill)

Anytime Goalscorer: Neymar (19/20 with Coral)

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