Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes
By Olatayo Adetoyi
After a scintillating performance in the Copa de Rey against Real Madrid on Wednesday, which ended 1-1, Barcelona will this weekend take a trip to seventh placed Valencia in their resolve to extend their lead in the La Liga.
The first leg played September saw the Catalans escape with a lone goal victory in front of their home fans.
Considering the match statistics, the leaders have an edge over their opponent having won three of their last five meetings and drawn two. The recent form of both teams could also work for either of the teams.
Valencia welcome their visitor in front of their home fans having won their last match in the league.
The league leaders will approach the game with confidence having overcome their biggest test of the week at the Benerbau.
The Catalans having played 21 matches go into Sunday’s game with 15 points ahead of the defending champion Real Madrid and are highly favoured to edge past their opponent.
Valencia will however go into the match hoping to turn the earlier result at Camp Nou.