Gary Neville is under massive pressure to perform at Valencia CF, as he prepares his charges for a difficult away fixture against FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi -final.

Los Che have done well in the cup competition, but their performances in La Liga have left much to be desired. A match at the Camp Nou is a difficult tie for any side, and FC Barcelona would be looking to exploit the pressure that their opposition would be feeling ahead of this match.

Lineups

FC Barcelona

Probable Starting XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Alves; Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic; Neymar, Suarez, Messi.

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Valencia CF

Probable Starting XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Gaya, Mustafi, Abdnnour, Barragan; Gomez, Fuego, Parejo; Piatti, Negredo, Feghouli.

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Key Facts

  • Valencia CF have been able to win only one of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Los Che have conceded five goal in their last five matches.
  • FC Barcelona have scored an astounding 11 goals in their last five matches in all competitions.
  • FC Barcelona have conceded less that 2.5 goals on average in their last three games against Valencia CF in all competition.

Prediction

FC Barcelona 4-0 Valencia CF

The Catalans have been on terrific form, and would be looking to win yet another trophy in the Copa Del Rey this season. Valencia CF have been quite uninspiring under the stewardship of former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, and do not seem strong enough currently to put up a good performance against FC Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Odds (Paddy Power)

FC Barcelona: 1/8

Draw: 7/1

Valencia CF: 20/1

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