Like us, Valencia are not in the best of form right now, they are fighting for a top-four finish in almost the same scenario that we find ourselves in and they have lost their last two La Liga games including a home loss to Eibar.
Los Che may not be one of the elites of Spanish football anymore but that does not mean that they do not have a team of players that pose a significant danger to our hopes of reaching the Europa League final.
They are a well-organised side and while not prolific in front of the goal they are good in defence allowing fewer goals in La Liga this season than both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
I have highlighted three players that I believe we must keep a specific watch over, if we do not they can hurt us.
A former Gunner and you can take it to the bank that he will play out of his skin against us, he will want to prove a point, he knows our culture, what the crowd will be like and how we play and you can be certain that whenever there is a Valencia corner he will steam up that pitch with an eye on one thing and one thing only, scoring.
He is their highest goal scorer this season and has made the second most assists and he is not even a striker. If Parejo is allowed freedom in the middle of the park he will damage us and he has to be controlled for the entire game, he is highly experienced and poses a significant risk.
He is only 19-years-old and is highly thought of, he flies down the wing and will give our wing backs a hell of a time, he has already played 20 times in La Liga and made six Europa League appearances this season. The defence has to be on their toes with Torres, especially down the flanks.
There are more players that one could name, as an example 22 -year-old Gonçalo Guedes, experienced defender Ezequiel Garay and the clinical Kevin Gameiro, however, it is the three players I have named above that I feel pose the biggest challenge to us.