These two teams would be looking to build on their success on English soil when they meet in this La Liga Matchday 8 fixture.
Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2 with Lionel Messi putting on one of his best displays in a Barca shirt in recent memory, while Valencia succeeded in picking up a draw against an unmotivated Manchester United side in midweek too.
These two teams haven’t really had a good season domestically even though the visitors are currently top of the La Liga table.
Valencia secured just their first win of the season before travelling to Manchester, however, they have been beaten just once all season in the league while picking up 5 draws. They seem to be struggling to score goals, but defensively, they have been solid as well and they would be looking to shut out the in-form Messi.
Barcelona head into this match with no win in their last three La Liga games. It becomes worrying when you realised that their opponents in this games were Girona, Leganes, and Athletic Bilbao. The only reason why they are still top of the league table is that Real Madrid are also having a bad season.
Barca have won 5 of the last 6 meetings overall. Valencia have only won one of their last eight La Liga games against Barcelona (D2 L5), with that win coming away from home (1-2 in April 2016).