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Barcelona will be out to end a three-match winless run in La Liga when they host Valencia at the Nou Camp on 17 April.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.30pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 HD.

Overview

Barcelona's lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga has been whittled down to just three points after the Catalans suffered back-to-back defeats against Real Madrid and Real Sociedad. Luis Enrique's side were dealt a further blow after Atletico knocked them out of the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-2 aggregate victory in midweek.

Jeremy Mathieu remains sidelined with a knee injury for the hosts, while Arda Turan is suspended. Rafinha could return after missing the Champions League trip to Atletico with a leg injury.

Alvaro Negredo scored a last-gasp winner as Valencia ended a four-match losing run in the league by beating Sevilla 2-1. The Mestalla outfit have finished on the losing side in nine of their last 10 visits to the Nou Camp.

Joao Cancelo, Jose Gaya, Zakaria Bakkali and Denis Cheryshev all remain sidelined through injury, while Pablo Piatti (hamstring) is also out. Sofiane Feghouli returns after the club lifted a disciplinary suspension on the Algeria international.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "It is clear that we are not in our best form, especially if you consider how we were playing before, but we need to lift ourselves. We have to stay calm and think that we still have two competitions where we are in the running. Everyone can choose the explanation. To give mine I have to analyse the performance. It is not our best time, but it is not the time to be nervous."

Pako Ayestaran: "The players, club and fans showed responsibility throughout the week. The victory [against Sevilla] belongs to all our supporters, our fans were incredible today. We aren't fighting for the league, we're fighting for a dignified end to the season and it's difficult, so I'd give a 10 out of 10 to my players, and 11 out of 10 to the supporters. I am only going to prepare the team as well as possible to win the next game."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): LLWLD
  • Last result: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (Champions League)
  • Valencia (all competitions): WLLWL
  • Last result: Valencia 2-1 Sevilla

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Barcelona win: 3/20
  • Draw: 7
  • Valencia win: 18

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Bravo; Vidal, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Valencia possible XI: Alves; Barragan, Mustafi, Abdennour, Siqueira; Parejo, Fuego, Gomes; Feghouli, Alcacer, Mina