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Valencia vs Barcelona

Competition – Copa del Rey

Stadium – Estadio Mestalla

Date: 8th February 2018

Kick-off time – 20:30 GMT

Valencia host Barcelona after limiting the Catalans to just a 1-0 win in the first leg in Catalonia.

They have been on a run of tough fixtures since the end of January and come into this game on a poor run of 3 straight losses against Real Madrid (1-4), Barcelona (1-0), and Atletico Madrid (1-0).

However, they have been superb at home most times this season and they should be able to turn this game around against this Barce team that has struggled at times away from home this season.

Barcelona will be looking to complete the job they started at home in the first leg but they have not been too convincing away from the Camp Nou this season.

They have won two, lost one, and drew two of their last five away games.

The first leg of this game was very tough for them and they know what awaits them in the Mestalla here but they have won the last two Copa del Reys so they have enough experience to see them through here.

Barce have 3 wins and a draw from their last 4 games against Valencia.

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

Valencia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Valencia 1-4 Real Madrid 27 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Alavés 2-1 Valencia 24 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
L Las Palmas 2-1 Valencia 20 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Valencia 2-1 Alavés 17 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Deportivo La Coruña 1-2 Valencia 13 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Barcelona 2-1 Alavés 28 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 2-0 Espanyol 25 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona 21 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona 17 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Real Sociedad 2-4 Barcelona 14 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Valencia 1-1 Barcelona 26 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
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

 

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