Barcelona looked like they were heading for a stunning treble at the end of this season until Tuesday when they visited Roma for the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal match. They were already 4-1 to the good from the first leg, but the Romans stunned them by an incredible 3-0 comeback win to send the Catalans crashing from Europe’s biggest competition. They now face another tough game in the La Liga with some tired legs. They have conceded at least one goal in their last 4 games, but they have won 4 of their last 5 meetings with Valencia.
Valencia are heading into this game with high confidence following a good run of form that has seen them win 8 of their last 9 games. They have had to be lucky at times this season, but they have developed a winning mentality that would be key for them in this clash, they are also better than they were when both sides met in the Copa Del Rey back in February. Roma would have given them the blueprint of how to take Barca out with much intensity and that could work again for them. They have scored 1.9 goals per game this season, and have netted at least two goals in 6 of their last 9 games.