Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2016: Team News, Lineups, Live Stream


Barcelona vs Valencia
17th April 2016, 19:30 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
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Barcelona host Valencia in La Liga this Sunday and the Spanish champions will be desperate to bounce back from a series of bad results this week.

The Catalan giants have lost against Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid in quick succession and are already out of the Champions League. They are still leading the race for the title and will want to defend their crown desperately now.

Valencia will be looking to exact some revenge when they visit Camp Nou later this week.

The last time Valencia played there, they conceded seven times. However, they are a different side now, under a different manager, playing a Barcelona side that a struggling right now.

The away side will be looking to add to Barcelona’s miseries with an upset win here. They will need to be careful though. Barcelona are wounded will be after a statement win this weekend.


Team News

Denis Cheryshev is battling his way back to fitness for Los Che, but remains a doubt for the weekend.

Antonio Barragan will continue at right-back in the absence of Joao Cancelo, with Guilherme Siqueira doing the same at left-back in place of Jose Gaya.

Zakaria Bakkali is ruled out with an injury as well.

As for Barcelona, Sandro, Mathieu and Rafinha are the only injury worries. Luis Enrique is in a position to pick his best eleven here and is likely to do so.


Starting Lineups

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Valencia: Alves; Barragan, Mustafi, Abdennour, Siqueira; Gomes, Fuego, Parejo; Rodrigo, Alcacer, Mina

Key Stats

  • Barcelona have won 9 of their last 10 home matches against Valencia in all competitions.
  • Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches against Valencia in all competitions.

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