Los Che will be hoping to bounce back from an insipid defeat against Real Sociedad at the weekend and get one over on their city rivals
Bruno, Rami, Ruiz, Mathieu
Feghouli, Jonas, Alba
Venta, Ballesteros, Nano, Del Horno
El Zhar, Barkero, Juanfran
Victor Ruiz, Jonas and Jordi Alba are all set to return to the Valencia line-up after being rested for Saturday's defeat to Real Sociedad. Roberto Soldado also makes a return after serving a one-match suspension.
Miguel misses out with a hamstring injury, with Bruno likely to be retained at right-back ahead of Antonio Barragan. Also ruled out is young striker Paco Alcacer, who suffered a muscle tear while playing for the B-team.
Meanwhile, skipper David Albelda is suffering from flu symptoms and is a doubt for the match.
Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez will be without Cape Verde midfielder Valdo, who has been sidelined for upto four weeks with a hamstring injury.
Defender Nano, who agreed a move to Chinese side Guizhou Renhe earlier in the week, is expected to partner Sergio Ballesteros in the heart of the Levante defence. Long-term injury absentee Juanlu remains on the sidelines.
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- Valencia are on a three game winless streak in all competitions.
- Prior to Saturday's defeat to Real Sociedad, Los Che had won five matches on the bounce at the Mestalla, scoring 16 goals and conceding just one in the process.
- Unai Emery's side are on a five-game unbeaten streak against Levante (W3 D2) - a run that stretches back to January 2008.
- Levante have lost their last seven matches away from home.
- Ivorian striker Arouna Kone (pictured) is the east coast club's leading scorer this season with seven goals.
- Should Levante get through to the semi-finals, they will face the winner of the Real Madrid-Barcelona tie.