Barcelona vs Valencia: prediction for the La Liga fixture
During September Barcelona recorded only one victory - on September 26, Catalan club hosted Levante and proved that leader of world football is still capable of success. The Blaugrana scored two goals to 14th minute and Ansu Fati scored the third one at 92th minute, team recorded the third victory of the season.
In the most recent round Barçasuffered an away defeat to Atletico (0:2). Before the next match team has 12 points and is only at the 9th spot in the standings, which is quite unusual for a team of such stature.
Club is also currently at the bottom spot in the Champions League group, Ronald Koeman's men lost two first matches to Bayern and Benfica with the same score of 0:3.
Araujo, Braithwaite, Wague, Dembele and Pedri won't play in the match against Valencia.
Valencia are still in the search of their game, but Josep Bordalas is doing a good job - fans are expecting good results from the team and want to see the club in the European competitions.
In eight rounds of the current season The Bats recorded three victories and three draws, just like their today opponent. Those results brought 12 points and an 8th spot in the standings.
After a victory over Osasuna (4:1) Oranges suffered two defeats, then had draws against Athletic (1:1) and Cadiz (0:0). We should note that visitors scored 1,5 goals per game on average.
Alderete won't play in the match against Barcelona due to a suspension.
Catalan club won 2 out of 4 most recent head-to-head matches
This bet won in 4 out of 6 most recent matches of Valencia
In 3 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
This bet won in 2 out of 3 most recent matches of the visitors
Valencia are improving now, but team is still too inconsistent. Barcelona have more technically gifted and experienced players in the squad, they should be able to break through any defense.
We think that Catalan team will dominate the game, they need to redeem themselves in front of their fans, so in our opinion, they will be able to put up a good performance and to record a victory.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Barcelona
Prediction: Handicap (-1) on Barcelona
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In 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches at least three goals were scored and we are expecting the same in this match. Catalan team has a number of players, who can create and convert chances. We are expecting a confident victory from the hosts.
Our second bet is on Barcelona to win by two goals