Barcelona suffered a surprising 2–1 loss from the hands of Deportivo La Coruna last weekend. This was particularly disappointing as it came just after the massive comeback win against PSG in the Champions League round of 16 tie. Barca look to bounce back from that defeat, as they host Valencia this Sunday, March 19th (March 20th in IST).
Barcelona Vs Valencia La Liga 19th of March 2017 Details
Valencia were surprise 2–1 winners here last season and have won on 2 of their last 3 league visits to Camp Nou. They have only lost 2 of their last 5 games against Barca overall but one of those was earlier this season when Barcelona won 3–2 at the Mestalla. Both teams have scored in 4 of Barcelona’s last 5 home games. Valencia have scored in 79% of their away games this season but only won 21% of them.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||19.03.2017 14:45 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||19.03.2017 19:45 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||20.03.2017 1:15 IST|
Camp Nou, Barcelona
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., beIN SPORTS USA, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS en Español|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports 2/HD UK, SKY GO Extra, Sky Go UK, NOW TV UK|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sony Six SD, Sony Six HD|
Barcelona Vs Valencia Live Online Commentary
That loss to Deportivo put an end to Barca’s 19 game unbeaten spell in the Spanish Top Division. Barcelona also missed out on the chance to keep 1 point advantage over Real Madrid at the summit of the standings. The Catalans have fallen to second in the league table behind Madrid trailing by a point. As regards Barca injury news: Brazillian forward Neymar is still a slight doubt but should be fit to start in what is likely to be Barcelona’s strongest possible eleven with few other injury concerns and no suspensions.
Meanwhile, the visitors Valencia struggled in their most recent match against Sporting Gijon, despite coming out with the share of the spoils. It was a late goal from Munir El Haddadi, the on-loan winger from Barcelona, who put the scores level with 5 minutes left on the clock. Valencia are sitting at 13th spot in the league table, 11 points clear-off the bottom three area. They haven’t won in the last four matches on the road, drew 1 and lost 4. Touching team news: Enzo Perez is back from a ban and will start in central midfield. Full-backs Joao Cancelo and Martin Montoya are both expected to start wide on the right in an attempt to double up on Neymar. Former Barca man Munir is pushing for a recall up front.