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Barcelona will host visitors Valencia at Estadio Camp Nou in this La Liga match on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Barcelona v Valencia are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Barcelona will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-0 La Liga loss in their previous game against Atlético Madrid.
In that game, Barcelona managed 70% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Atlético de Madrid got 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Thomas Lemar (23') and Luis Suárez (43') scored for Atlético Madrid.
A common characteristic of recent Barcelona games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have lost.
A look at their previous results shows us that Barcelona:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Valencia in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Valencia drew 0-0 in the La Liga match with Cádiz.
In that match, Valencia managed 68% possession and 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Cádiz had 2 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
José Bordalás's Valencia have slotted home 10 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 7.
Their past results show that Valencia:
- have not won against Barcelona when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 02/02/2019, there has been little between the sides with Barcelona winning 2 of those games, Valencia 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 25 overall which averages out at 4.17 goals per match.
The last league clash between these clubs was La Liga match day 34 on 02/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Valencia 2-3 Barcelona.
On that occasion, Valencia had 31% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Gabriel Paulista (50') and Carlos Soler (83').
Barcelona got 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Lionel Messi (57', 69') and Antoine Griezmann (63') scored.
The match was refereed by José María Sánchez Martínez.
Team News: Barcelona
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Yangel Herrera (Tibia Fracture) is out of contention. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Moussa Wagué and Álex Collado.
Team News: Valencia
Valencia boss José Bordalás has a number of players out of action. Thierry Correia (Muscle Injury), Carlos Soler (Muscle Injury) and José Gayà (Muscle Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Barcelona will most probably fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they meet Valencia, who could well find it tough to score themselves.
Our selection here is for a controlled 2-0 winning margin for Barcelona when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Sergio Busquets
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Ronald Koeman
Competitions: La Liga position 9, Champions League (Group E)
🔑 Star Man: Memphis Depay
Usually used in the Striker position, Memphis Depay was born in Moordrecht, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for PSV Eindhoven in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 3 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 7 appearances.