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How Barca could line up against Valencia tonight.

Ronald Koeman’s men have a chance to redeem themselves tonight when they go up against long-term rivals, Valencia at the Camp Nou tonight.

Image via FC Barcelona

Games between these two teams are usually exciting. As such, we expect this one not to be anything less.

In this article, we'll be taking a look at how Ronald Koeman could set up his starting XI for the game. Check it out below:

Formation

Ronald Koeman has two options in terms of selecting a formation for tonight's game. It's either he uses the 3-5-2 or the 4-3-3.

Image via Bleacher Reports

However, some media outlets like Hard Tackle have suggested that the Dutch tactician will go with the 3-5-2 formation.

Defense

With the absence of Ronald Araujo, Oscar Mingueza is expected to take his place in the three-man defense.

He could be joined by veteran defender Gerard Pique and Spanish youngster Eric Garcia.

Marc Andre Ter Stegen is expected to be the man between the sticks.

Midfield

As for the positions in the middle of the park, teenage sensation Gavi, who has been impressive in recent weeks, should occupy the central midfield positions alongside the usual duo of Frenkie De Jong and Sergio Busquets.

Image via Barca Universal.

As for the wing-back spots, Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba are expected to keep their positions.

Attack

In attack, Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay are expected to form a partnership. Though Sergio Aguero has been declared fit to play in today's game, the Argentinian isn't expected to start.

Here's an illustration of the possible lineup below:

Image via Eleve11 Lineup.

Key Stat

Football Club Barcelona has lost just one of their last ten La Liga games against Valencia (W5 D4), a 2-0 defeat in January 2020 under Quique Setien and with Albert Celades as the opposition manager.

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