Barcelona predicted lineup vs Valencia - La Liga

Xavi is eyeing another Barça win
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Barcelona will continue their La Liga title bid on Sunday afternoon when they host Valencia at Camp Nou.

Xavi's side have one foot in the Copa del Rey final after beating Clasico rivals Real Madrid 1-0 on Thursday night and boast an impressive seven-point lead over their historic foes.

They can extend that advantage before Real play by beating Valencia, who are in crisis and in danger of relegation in what has been an awful season so far. They did, however, manage to beat Real Sociedad last time out.

Here's the side Xavi - who won't be on the touchline due to suspension - could deploy to get three points in Catalonia on Sunday.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Valencia (4-3-3)

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GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen - Not needed to make many saves against Real but was authoritative in the box whenever the hosts poured forward.

RB: Jules Kounde - Ronaldo Araujo was shoved out wide to deal with Vinicius on Thursday but should play centrally against Valencia where has impressed.

CB: Andreas Christensen - Barça's injury crisis has reached Christensen, who had to sit on the bench in midweek after some impressive performances. Xavi will be hopeful the Dane is fit.

LB: Jordi Alba - If Christensen is fit enough to play, the experienced Alba could come into the starting XI while Marcos Alonso drops out.

CM: Frenkie de Jong - Was excellent at the Bernabeu as his supreme dribbling skills got under the skin of Vinicius and co.

CM: Sergio Busquets - The understated midfielder's time at Barça is coming to an end and he should have plenty of chances to say goodbye between now and the end of the season.


CM: Franck Kessie - Injury and suspension issues have opened the door recently for Kessie, who is searching for his first La Liga goal having previously struck in the Champons League and Copa del Rey for Barça.

RW: Raphinha - Is a new arrival at Camp Nou but now must lead the side's attack due to the unavailabilty of Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and Gavi.

ST: Ferran Torres - Lewandowski isn't expected back in the Barça squad so Torres continues the unenviable task of tying to replace the goal-crazy Pole.

LW: Ansu Fati - Xavi has looked to ease Fati into his side due to his well-profiled injury issues but a lack of options elsewhere could mean the young Spaniard gets his first league start since the 2-0 win over Cadiz in February.