Barcelona take on Valencia at home with a chance to go eight points clear at the top of the Spanish la Liga table with Atletico Madrid not in action on Saturday. A win at the Camp Nou will see the defending champion earn their ninth straight win in the league. The Catalonians may have had those odd dip in form now and again but they have been consistent in getting the job done. Against an opponent like Valencia that is difficult to break down, they cannot afford to let their guards down. Currently seventh in the league, Valencia would want a repeat of the 1-1 result against the same opponents back in October. Barcelona vs València - Live Football Score.
Big news for the home team is that defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets is suspended for the tie. Arturo Vidal will be the likely replacement for the midfielder although he will likely play a bit forward. Ivan Rakitic should slot home as the sweeper just ahead of the backline to protect the defence. Sergi Roberto would make way them Nelson Semedo who has been one of the consistent performers for Barcelona. Lionel Messi scored against Valencia the last time the teams met and the magician can become almost unplayable at times for any opponent.
Ezequiel Garay and Gabriel Paulista will undergo late fitness test in order to make it to the match day squad against Barcelona. Two players who are definitely out for Valencia are Jose Gaya and Goncalo Guedes. Denis Cheryshev is the natural replacement for Guedes and should start up top for the vistors. Against the Barcelona midfield that rarely give the ball away, skipper Dani Parejo has his task cut out. He will have to use all his experience to impact the game with little possession his team will have at Camp Nou. Barcelona will have no problem in dispatching Valencia although the visitors have quality and should score. A 3-1 score line in favour of the Catalonians should not be a surprise.
When is Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match Schedule (Date, Time and Venue Details)?
Barcelona and Valencia lock horns against each other in the La Liga match on February 02, 2019 on Saturday. The top-ranked team is hosting the seventh placed side in a match that will be held at the Camp Nou. It will kick off at 11:00 p.m IST.
How to Watch Live Telecast of Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of La Liga in India. So, the Barcelona vs Valencia match will be live telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels.
Where to Get Free Live Streaming Online of Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
If you are unable to watch the match live on their TV sets, you can catch Barcelona vs Valencia match online via live streaming on Sony Liv app as well as on La Liga's official Facebook page. You can also live football score updates on LatestLY here.