Barcelona vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona is slowly making their climb back to the top of the table after suffering a few slips this season in the campaign. The host has lost 4 of their 11 appearances so far in their league schedule. The 1-0 win at home against Levante was their comeback after their last defeat in La Liga.
Valencia will not be much trouble for the host in the middle. The visitor is 3 points behind the host on the table after 13 fixtures in their schedule. They have been winless for the past four clashes, following a 2-2 draw at home against Athletic Bilbao in the league schedule.
Barcelona vs Valencia Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only three of their last ten matches have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Valencia.
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in five of the recent six fixtures.
- The host has lost only one of their last six clashes at home.
Barcelona vs Valencia Prediction
There is no doubt that the match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair, with Koeman and his men looking to make the best out of their clashes with weaker sides in the mix. Barcelona cannot afford any more losses in the campaign this term if they need to get close to the title by the end of the season.
With Messi finding the back of the net and regaining his confidence in the middle, we can expect his contributions in the middle. The tip for over 2.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter to yield decent returns at 1.40 odds.
The home win in full-time will be the ideal choice considering the home team’s ground advantage at Camp Nou along with their squad strength. Apart from some injuries, nothing is stopping the Catalans from taking the bragging rights from the fixture.
The tip for Barcelona to win with a -1 handicap will probably be a suitable option since the home win tip is at low odds. At 1.80 odds, the tip will yield decent returns for the punters.
Barcelona vs Valencia Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals in full-time @ 1.40 (2/5).
Barcelona to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.80 (4/5).