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Valencia vs FC Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

20:45 EAT 07/10/2018
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Ernesto Valverde's side will look to end a three-game winless run when they travel to the Mestalla Stadium on Sunday

Barcelona will be aiming to end a miserable three-match streak without a win on Sunday when they travel to face Valencia at the Mestalla.

Both sides are returning from heavy Champions League action with the visitors completing a thrilling 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in midweek following a Lionel Messi masterclass, while Valencia deservedly earned a point against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Valencia have endured a difficult start to the season having amassed eight points from seven games, while the defending La Liga champions have had to rely on goal difference to earn the top spot in the table ahead of Real Madrid.

Game Valencia vs FC Barcelona
Date Sunday, October 7
Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
beIN Sports fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on and livestreamed through Eleven Sports UK.

UK TV channel Online stream
Eleven Sports 1 Eleven Sports UK

Squads & Team News

Position Valencia players
Goalkeepers Neto, Jaume, Rivero
Defenders Piccinini, Vezo, Murillo, Paulista, Garay, Diakhaby, Grueso, Centelles
Midfielders Gaya, Parejo, Kondogbia, Coquelin, Wass, Blanco, Parejo
Forwards Guedes, Gameiro, Rodrigo, Batshuayi, Fernandez

Valencia only have midfielder Santi Mina sidelined with a thigh injury.

Valencia XI: Neto; Piccini, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya; Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia, Guedes; Gameiro, Batshuayi.

Position Barcelona players
Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen
Defenders Alba, Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, Marlon, Vermaelen, Miranda
Midfielders Rafinha, Alena, Busquets, Coutinho, Rakitic, Arthur, Vidal
Forwards L. Suarez, Messi, Dembele, Munir, Malcom

The visitors are without Samuel Umtiti who remains out with an extended spell on the sidelines with a knee issue, while Sergio Roberto will also miss out.

Striker Luis Suarez will begin knee treatment following the fixture at the Mestalla after complaining of discomfort in the win against Tottenham.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Messi, Suarez, Arthur.

Betting & Match Odds

Valencia are priced at odds of winning 15/4 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 16/5. A win for Barcelona is priced at 13/20.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

Valencia languish in 14th place with just one win from their opening seven games when they host the Catalan giants on Sunday, though Barcelona haven't been on top form either – having lost once and drawn three games.

Valverde risked dropping points when he benched Messi in the draw to Athletic Club but his decision paid off when his side completed the 4-2 victory at Wembley on Wednesday, and he will return to his first-choice starting lineup to gain the edge over rivals Real Madrid.

He may decide to give summer signing Arthur a start against Valencia or opt with returning Ousmane Dembele to the starting lineup, who has already scored five goals this season.

The Brazilian arrival impressed at Wembley in midweek in his central midfield role, giving the opportunity for Philippe Coutinho to be deployed on the left flank to combine with Messi and Suarez.

Valencia face the difficult task in shutting out star striker Messi who shone for the Catalan team against Tottenham Hotspur, playing a vital role in two goals before scoring a brace himself.