Valencia versus Barcelona: Television slot, live stream, group news and forecast
Barcelona head to Valencia on Sunday realizing they need to put their new loss to Granada behind them on the off chance that they’ve any opportunity of wrestling back their La Liga crown.
Notwithstanding a fierce mission, Ronald Koeman’s side’s fate was in their own hands heading into the midweek conflict with Granada following a run of only one loss in their past 22 alliance excursions.
All appeared to be going to design as Lionel Messi gave Barça a first-half lead, however the wheels tumbled off in the subsequent half and Koeman’s men drooped to a 2-1 loss meaning Atletico Madrid are presently back in the driving seat in this present season’s title race.
Lionel Messi will be hoping to fire his group to triumph on Sunday | Eric Alonso/Getty Pictures
On the off chance that Barcelona’s season could be portrayed as tempestuous, Valencia’s has quite recently been an outright bad dream. Los Murcielagos actually have work to do on the off chance that they’re to hold their status as a La Liga club for next season and five group games without a success hasn’t helped their motivation.
This game could have immense ramifications at the two finishes of the table and 90min have given you all you require to think about the forthcoming conflict.
What Station is Valencia versus Barcelona on?
Javi Gracia is hoping to guide his side to security
Javi Gracia is hoping to control his side to security | Quality Game Pictures/Getty Pictures
When is start off? Sunday 2 May – 20:00 (BST)
Where is the game being played? Mestalla Arena
How to watch on television in UK and US? LaLigaTV (UK), fuboTV (US)
Ref: Jose Maria Sanchez Martínez
Valencia group news
Jasper Cillessen is back in conflict subsequent to recuperating from a knee injury, however Jaume Domenech is relied upon to proceed in objective for the home side.
Somewhere else, Valencia doesn’t have such a large number of injury stresses, and lead trainer Javi Gracia isn’t relied upon to roll out discount improvements from the side that protected a late point against Alaves the last break.
Barcelona group news
Koeman is relied upon to rearrange his pack following Thursday’s less than impressive display at home to Granada, with Pedri and Sergio Dest both in line for gets back to the primary group.
Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati both remain sidelined with long-haul wounds, while previous Middlesbrough man Martin Braithwaite is additionally not expected to highlight having missed the last couple of games with a lower leg injury.
Valencia versus Barcelona anticipated setups
Valencia: Domenech; Correia, Paulista, Guillamon, Gaya; Wass, Soler, Racic, Cheryshev; Gomez, Guedes.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Arouse, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Griezmann, Messi.
Valencia versus Barcelona expectation
Antoine Griezmann could have a major say on Sunday
Antoine Griezmann could have a major say on Sunday | Eric Alonso/Getty Pictures
Half a month prior you’d have put your home loan on Barcelona fleeing with this one, however, their wobble in midweek having endeavored to get themselves back into the title race recommended they’d lost their jug a bit.
Valencia doesn’t have any issues scoring objectives, it’s keeping them out that is demonstrated to be their defeat this season, and with a touch of pressing factor conceivably removed Barcelona’s shoulders now their predetermination is not, at this point in their own hands, you can undoubtedly imagine their cutting edge having a field day.
This one could…messy haha we’re grisly funny.
Forecast: Valencia 1-5 Barcelona