Barcelona vs Valencia
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Saturday’s La Liga affair between Barcelona and Valencia had the potential of bringing a true drama at Camp Nou. Barcelona’s players will hit the court for the first time since the humiliating 3-0 loss to Roma on Tuesday night. They will be up against highly-motivated opposition who will come into the game off the back of a run of eight wins and a draw in last nine matches.
The momentum is thus definitely ion Valencia’s side. Marcelino’s men took advantage of the draw between Madrid rivals in the previous round to overtake the reigning La Liga champions at the third place in the standings. The Spanish manager has reasons to be proud of his team’s most recent set of defensive displays since Los Che shipped just one goal in last five league outings.
Since Blaugrana did not offer anything in the final third in the aforementioned loss at Stadio Olimpico, we would not be surprised to see the continuation of such an impressive defensive run form the Bats. Valverde’s side have been impressive at home throughout the season, but Barcelona’s back line started to show serious woes in the last couple of fixtures. Barca conceded four goals in two Champions League legs with Roma and they also allowed one against Leganes last weekend.
Barcelona vs Valencia: Head-to-head
This will be the fourth head to head clash between Barcelona and Valencia this season.
The league clash saw a 1-1 draw at Mestalla, while Blaugrana snatched two wins in Copa del Rey legs (3-0 on aggregate in semifinal).
Barcelona won 16, drew 6 and lost 6 of 28 home matches against Valencia over the course of history.
Barcelona vs Valencia: Prediction
Valencia are the form favourites and they will definitely be a tough nut crack for the out-of-form Barcelona side here.
Braver punters can even try with the draw or away win double chance at the odds of 3.75.
Barcelona vs Valencia: Bet Tips
Valencia +1.5 handicap @ 2.05
Valencia or Draw Double Chance @ 3.75