Valencia vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: 29 October 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Barcelona responded to the defeat to Real Madrid in El Clasico in the best possible way, picking up two comprehensive clean sheet wins on the spin at home against strong rivals.
Blaugrana bagged seven unanswered goals in successive home wins over Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao within only four days.
They will be looking to maintain this fine streak on Saturday evening with the away clash against Valencia in Gameweek No 12.
Valencia will enter the tie in a completely opposite mood having claimed just two points from the previous three league rounds.
Los Che suffered a 1-2 home defeat to Mallorca last weekend to drop to the ninth place in the league standings after a solid start to the season.
Head coach Gennaro Gattuso can be worried about the drop in form of his defensive line. Valencia did not keep a clean sheet in five straight league outings.
Also, Gattuso’s men conceded at least two goals in three of the previous five matches. This will be the music to the ears of the league’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski who increased his league tally to 12 with a brace in the last weekend’s 4-0 drubbing of Athletic Bilbao.
Valencia vs Barcelona Head-to-head
- Barcelona have dominated this matchup historically with 35 wins, 18 draws, and 14 losses in the last 67 encounters with Los Che.
- Each of the last three head to head meetings between these rivals ended in Barcelona’s win followed by the option of both teams scoring.
- Seven of the previous eight H2H clashes saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option coming in.
Valencia vs Barcelona Prediction
Real Madrid and Barcelona just look too strong for everyone else in the league this season. Barcelona were not even challenged by the likes of Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao at all in the previous two rounds.
We expect another easy win for the visitors who are worth backing to win by at least two goals difference at the 2.40 odds. You can also hardly go wrong with Robert Lewandowski to score anytime at the odds of 1.83.
Valencia vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.40 (7/5)
Robert Lewandowski to score anytime @ 1.83 (5/6) odd.