Preview. Valencia vs Barcelona 10.02.2016
Gary Neville is starting to feel the pressure on the bench as the lack of communication, lack of results and motivation has become alarming. His team failed to bounce back from the heavy beating at Barcelona as Los Che suffered another defeat. Valencia have failed to survive the visit to struggling Real Betis, who managed a one-goal win courtesy of Ruben Castro. The experienced 34-year-old scored the only goal in the game four minutes into the second half when he tapped in a ball from a Norwich loanee Ricky van Wolfswinkel. The latest set-back has seen Valencia drop to 13th in the standings, coming dangerously close to the relegation zone. Neville is adamant he will not be leaving Valencia and that he will not back down under pressure from the stands.
Luis Enrique’s team should not be letting their guard down at this delicate moment of the season.
Blaugranas are in excellent shape, having gone on a ten-match winning run in all competitions.
It has been a real joy to watch Barca players dance on the pitch. But their last match at Levante lack composure and concentration and that is something Luis Enrique will have to deal with. Barcelona opened the scoring with an own goal. And were forced to wait until the 90yh to score another, thorugh Luis Suarez, who has hit his 20th goal in last 21 games. Barcelona are chasing title in all fronts and there is no doubt that they will be highly motivated to record another important win over Valencia and progress to the final. Barcelona have scored 17 goals in their last five performances. So we should expect another high-scoring affair and an interesting game.