Okezone.com : Valencia 45-55 Barcelona

Barcelona will continue their journey to maintain the throne Primera La Liga, in midweek stop this time, with the face of Valencia. Clash of the realm of Spanish two teams is going to happen at the Mestalla, on Thursday early morning.

Both sides should be wary in their respective opponents. Valencia is in the top performance. Won 9 points, full points from three weeks in a row at the start of the season. This will be a concern cs Lionel Messi to stay focused and did not play sloppy. Therefore, the appearance of Roberto Soldado, Ariete Valencia is on the rise and a scourge for portero any Spanish team.

To the extent that staying digadang Soldado will be the next permanent duet for David Villa in the Spanish national team, following a performance of Fernando Torres who has not been too convincing.

At camp host, public support itself is a good moment, to break the dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid, which also they will face later on, given their performances are hot.

El Che will also appear in full force and likely starting lineup will not change when they win by a nose over Sporting Gijon, last weekend. Vicente Guaita will still keep the crossbar. David Albelda will still be a counterweight to the midfield, as well as duo and Soldado Oliveira Jonas as a couple will face interpreter knocked Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

While in the guest team, the player behind the line of the crisis has not ended. Pep Guardiola will return to tamper with the formation of defenses. Gerard Pique is still dogged by injury. But, the captain, Carles Puyol was able to re-sod. At best, Puyol will be paired with Javier Mascherano or Sergio Busquets in central defense.

Alternatively, Puyol will be shifted to the right or left wing-back, while in the position occupied by central defender Mascherano-Busquets, Seydou Keita or Mascherano. Meanwhile, for the midfield, there would be no substantive changes.

However, Cesc Fabregas likely will be deployed, replacing the role of Andres Iniesta or Xavi Hernandez, depending on taste Pep Guradiola. For the front line, also not much change. With his injury Alexis Sanchez, the best choice is a trident-David Villa Messi-Pedro Rodriguez.

If you want to predict based on the strength of the squad now, it's worth the draw results presented to the surface of the talks. However, Barca winning mentality is no doubt. The proof, they hit 8-0 Osasuna, after slumped to a 2-2 draw in La Liga (Real Sociedad v) and the Champions League (vs. AC Milan).

Barca revival signals began to be felt, therefore, if the troops did not want to topple the Mestalla Bats, they must spend 110% of their ability.

Meanwhile, if you want to predict the head to head from the last five meetings, Azulgrana very worthy underdog. Of the five recent clashes in La Liga, Barca won three times, while the other two matches ended in a draw.

Last Five Meetings:
03/03/11 La Liga - Valencia 0-1 Barcelona
17/10/10 La Liga - Barcelona 2-1 Valencia
15/03/10 La Liga - Barcelona 3-0 Valencia
18/10/09 La Liga - Valencia 0-0 Barcelona
26/04/09 La Liga - Valencia 2-2 Barcelona

Team Line Forecast:
Valencia: Guaita, Rami, Bruno, Jordi Alba, Victor Ruiz, Albelda, Banega, Pablo Hernandez, Canales, Soldado, Jonas.

Barcelona: Valdes, Puyol, Mascerano, Alves, Abidal, Fabregas, Xavi, Busquets, Messi, Villa, Pedro.