Likely Barcelona - Valencia lineups
Camp Nou will host the next matchday of La Liga with a big clash between Barcelona and Valencia. we analysed how Ronald Koeman and Javi Gracia will likely approach what is a very important game for the future of both teams in the league.
The azulgrana team arrives high with morale after the two recent victories against Levante and Real Sociedad. In view of this, the club will do everything they can to achieve their third consecutive victory.
Koeman will not make too many changes and will align an eleven that will predictably count on Araujo and Lenglet at centre-back. The Frenchman will reportedly return to the starting eleven after Mingueza started against Real.
The double pivot will likely be formed by De Jong-Busquets and the Dutch manager is likely to bet on Braithwaite and Pedri as accompaniments of Messi and Griezmann.
On the other hand, Valencia will try to surprise with a Gayà that will occupy left-back against an opponent who was once interested in the player.
With Racic and Soler leading the way, Javi Gracia's big doubts will be in attack, as Manu Vallejo played the recent Copa del Rey duel and Maxi Gómez is in discomfort, although he is expected to be a starter.
Possible Lineups for Barcelona vs Valencia
- Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Griezmann, Pedri; y Braithwaite.
- Valencia: Jaume; Wass, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Gayà; Soler, Racic, Musah, Cheryshev; Maxi y Guedes.