Two unbeaten League records clash at the Camp Nou as last season's second and third placed teams face each other with their new Coaches for the first time.
Keep an eye on: Jordi Alba (Barcelona) – Facing his former side only a couple of months since making the switch back to Barca- the club where he was released as a youngster.
Kick-off: Sunday September 2, 8.30pm (UK time)
Form Guide: Barcelona (- – -W W) Valencia (- – -D D)
Last season: Barcelona 5-1 Valencia
Stat fact: The last time Los Che won a League game in Barcelona, 2003-04, they also won the League.
Barcelona (probable): Valdes; Montoya, Pique, Puyol, Alba; Busquets, Xavi; Alexis, Iniesta, Pedro; Messi
Valencia (probable): Alves; Pereira, Rami, Ruiz, Mathieu; Gago, Costa; Feghouli, Jonas, Guardado; Soldado