Preview: Barcelona vs. Valencia

Preview: Barcelona vs. Valencia
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Valencia travel to the Nou Camp on Sunday searching for their first win over the Catalan club since 2003. Sports Mole previews the action.

Barcelona will be aiming to continue their 100% start to the La Liga campaign when they host Valencia at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Valencia, who have recorded draws against Real Madrid and Deportivo so far this term, have failed to register a win over the Catalan giants in their last 11 attempts.

Barca captain Carles Puyol is doubtful for the match with a cheekbone injury, while right-back Dani Alves is also likely to miss out after picking up a slight knock on his ankle. Thiago is fit again.

Following his dismissal from the dugout during Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid, Barca boss Tito Vilanova will have to watch on from the stands.

Valencia defender Ricardo Costa is suspended, so Adil Rami is likely to deputise. Midfielder Fernando Gago faces a late fitness test.

Possible Lineups:

Barcelona: Valdes, Montoya, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
Tello, Messi, Sanchez

Valencia: Alves, Pereira, Rami, Ruiz, Mathieu, Albelda, T Costa, Feghouli, Jonas, Guardado, Soldado

Sports Mole says: 4-2

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