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Valencia vs Barcelona

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio Mestalla

Date: 26th November 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

This could easily pass as the biggest test each of these sides would face this season but Valencia have been the most impressive of the two sides.

Los Che come into this game off the back of some convincing wins at the Mestalla.

They have scored 15 goals there this season including some outstanding results like 5-0 vs Malaga, 4-0 vs. Sevilla, and Leganes 3-0.

Barcelona will be their toughest opponents so far, but they will be up for a fight here judging by their impressive form this season.

Barcelona currently top the La Liga table, just four points ahead of Valencia as they look to reclaim the league title from Real Madrid.

Their four games winning streak was ended by Olympiacos in Europe but they managed to put together a two-games winning run which was ended by Juventus in the Champions League in midweek.

They have a minor injury crisis with Lionel Messi only able to play from the bench in their most recent game against Juventus.

They may have work to do to get a win here; as it is obvious Valencia are capable of getting at least a point based on their recent form.

Barcelona won both games last season against Valencia in the league.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Valencia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Espanyol 0-2 Valencia 19 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Valencia 3-0 Leganes 4 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Alavés 1-2 Valencia 28 Oct, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Real Zaragoza 0-2 Valencia 24 Oct, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Valencia 4-0 Sevilla FC 21 Oct, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Leganes 0-3 Barcelona 18 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla FC 4 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Olympiakos 0-0 Barcelona 31 Oct, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Athletic Bilbao 0-2 Barcelona 28 Oct, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Murcia 0-3 Barcelona 24 Oct, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Barcelona 4-2 Valencia 19 Mar, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 2-3 Barcelona 22 Oct, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 1-2 Valencia 17 Apr, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 1-1 Barcelona 10 Feb, 2016 Spanish Copa del Rey
Barcelona 7-0 Valencia 3 Feb, 2016 Spanish Copa del Rey


Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

December 18, 2017
Leganés 01:00 Real Madrid
Málaga 21:00 Real Betis
December 19, 2017
Levante 21:30 Leganés
December 20, 2017
Getafe 19:30 Las Palmas
Real Sociedad 21:30 Sevilla
December 21, 2017
Eibar 19:30 Girona
Deportivo Alavés 21:30 Málaga
December 22, 2017
Real Betis 19:30 Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol 21:30 Atlético de Madrid
December 23, 2017
Real Madrid 13:00 Barcelona
Valencia 16:15 Villarreal
Deportivo De La Coruña 18:30 Celta de Vigo
January 6, 2018
Atlético de Madrid 13:00 Getafe
Valencia 16:15 Girona
Las Palmas 18:30 Eibar
Sevilla 20:45 Real Betis

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 16 13 3 0 42 7 +35 42
2 Atlético de Madrid 16 10 6 0 25 7 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 10 4 2 36 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 9 4 2 30 11 +19 31
5 Sevilla 16 9 2 5 19 19 +0 29
6 Villarreal 16 7 3 6 23 20 +3 24
7 Girona 16 6 5 5 20 22 -2 23
8 Eibar 16 6 3 7 18 28 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 5 5 6 20 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 5 5 6 28 28 +0 20
11 Leganés 15 6 2 7 12 14 -2 20
12 Celta de Vigo 16 5 3 8 27 24 +3 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 4 6 6 16 19 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 5 3 7 23 29 -6 18
15 Levante 16 3 8 5 15 22 -7 17
16 Espanyol 16 4 5 7 13 21 -8 17
17 Deportivo De La Coruña 16 4 3 9 18 31 -13 15
18 Deportivo Alavés 16 4 0 12 12 25 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 3 2 10 13 28 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 16 3 2 11 13 36 -23 11

Spanish Primera Results

December 17, 2017
Barcelona 4 - 0 Deportivo De La Coruña
Las Palmas 2 - 2 Espanyol
Celta de Vigo 0 - 1 Villarreal
Girona 1 - 0 Getafe
December 16, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 1 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Eibar 2 - 1 Valencia
Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Real Sociedad
December 15, 2017
Sevilla 0 - 0 Levante
December 11, 2017
Espanyol 0 - 1 Girona
December 10, 2017
Villarreal 0 - 2 Barcelona
Levante 1 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
Real Betis 0 - 1 Atlético de Madrid
Real Sociedad 0 - 2 Málaga
December 9, 2017
Valencia 2 - 1 Celta de Vigo
Deportivo De La Coruña 1 - 0 Leganés
Real Madrid 5 - 0 Sevilla
Getafe 0 - 0 Eibar
December 8, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 2 - 0 Las Palmas
December 4, 2017
Girona 2 - 3 Deportivo Alavés

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