Real Valladolid vs Barcelona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Valladolid is struggling to find points in the league, and the reigning champions will be the last guests they would look forward to facing in the campaign.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Match preview
Real Valladolid has only two wins since the restart of the league this season. Four of their recent six winless games in the schedule have ended in a draw.
The host is unbeaten in their last four home matches with three draws in it. Besides, they will host after a 2-1 loss on the road against Valencia last time out in the league.
Even their visit to Camp Nou in the reverse fixture this season had ended in a massive 5-1 loss.
Barcelona hasn’t been beaten in any of the clashes since their 2-0 loss on the road against Real Madrid in March 2020. They will visit after a 1-0 win at home against Espanyol last time out.
Barca has encountered three draws in 8 matches, and two of those draws had come away from home.
Messi and Co. have been unbeaten in their last four matches on the road. Even with two draws in it, they will hope to perform well against the bottom part hosts in the game.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- The guest has recorded four of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 5-1 home win for FCB.
- The host has only one win at home in their last 7 clashes.
- Barca is unbeaten in their recent three fixtures.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona has a clear cut chance in taking away all three points back to Camp Nou. Their squad strength is impeccable for the Valladolid defense to handle.
Lionel Messi will be a menace for the home defense and thus the tip for Messi to score anytime at 1.57 odds will come in handy for the punters.
But Seiten’s tactics have been failing to find its rhythm when playing away from home, which will be a concern for the visitors. Valladolid hasn’t shown exceptional form at home for the opponents to worry about.
They have only three losses at home but 10 of their remaining 14 unbeaten games are draws. Just 5 losses from their 17 away fixtures put Barcelona back in the driving seat of the game.
The away win is an obvious choice, but at 1.33 odds, it may not be enough for decent returns. The tip for Barcelona to win with a -1 handicap at 1.80 odds will be an excellent substitute in the clash.
Since we can expect a high-scoring affair, over 2.5 goals with 1.75 odds will be another pleasant choice.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Betting tips
Lionel Messi to score anytime @ 1.57 (4/7).
Over 2.5 goals in total @ 1.75 (3/4).
Barcelona to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.80 (4/5).