Feb 1, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
2-3
Valencia
Sanchez (7'), Messi (54' pen.)
Alba (52'), Mascherano (79'), Busquets (94')
Alba (78')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Parejo (44'), Piatti (48'), Alcacer (59')
Parejo (45'), Costa (53'), Alves (90')

Preview: Barcelona vs. Valencia

Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team mate Lionel Messi after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match against Malaga on January 26, 2014
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Valencia.

Barcelona will be hoping to remain top of La Liga by overcoming Valencia at Camp Nou on Saturday.

Gerardo Martino's side are ahead of Atletico Madrid at the summit on goal difference after seeing off Malaga last Sunday.

Valencia's 2-2 draw with Espanyol last weekend means that they have won just one of their last six matches.

The hosts secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey in midweek when they beat Levante 5-1.

Martino is expected to make a host of changes to the side that beat Levante, with Lionel Messi and Xavi in line to start. Victor Valdes will also return in goal after being replaced by Jose Manuel Pinto in midweek.

Valencia striker Helder Postiga could return to the starting XI after being dropped to the substitutes' bench against Espanyol.

Recent form

Barcelona: WWWDDW

Valencia: LLWLDD

Possible starting lineups

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas; Alexis, Messi, Pedro

Valencia: Alves; Joao, R Costa, Mathieu, Guardado; Romeu, Parejo; Jonas, Banega, Piatti; Postiga

Sports Mole says: 2-0

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona takes to the field for the La Liga match between Real Betis and FC Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on November 10, 2013
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2Barcelona11002023
3Real Sociedad11003213
4EibarEibar11001013
5Leganes11001013
6Levante11001013
7Valencia11001013
8Atletico MadridAtletico10102201
9GironaGirona10102201
10Espanyol10101101
11Sevilla10101101
12Athletic Bilbao10100001
13Getafe10100001
14Celta Vigo100123-10
15AlavesAlaves100101-10
16Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10
17Malaga100101-10
18Villarreal100101-10
19Real Betis100102-20
20Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo100103-30