Barcelona vs Valencia 14/04/18
Barcelona are facing a rough time after the Champions League elimination to AS Roma during the midweek’s game at the Stadio Olimpico, and the match against Valencia at Camp Nou will be a chance to calm down frustrating fans who desperately wanted to see their club winning the most prestigious club competition in Europe. It will be the third time this year these two sides meet each other, as the Blaugrana won both encounters without conceding a goal, but Valencia might take advantage of the current situation within Barcelona’s ranks, especially considering their recent performance. The Bats have eight victories out of their last nine La Liga games, and they’ve also won five times in a row, conceding just one goal in the process. A potential victory could see Barcelona claiming La Liga title, but it will be far from easy against the side that already secured the Champions League football and has nothing to lose.
Sergi Samper is ruled out with a long-standing injury problem. Lucas Digne is yet to recover from a hamstring injury and won’t be at Ernesto Valverde’s disposal for the Saturday’s showdown, while Francis Coquelin won’t be available in the visiting squad due to an Achilles tendon problem.