Barcelona are playing at home against Valencia in a match of round 22 in La Liga. Over the week Blaugrana won against Sevilla with 6-1 and will play in the 1/2 finals of Copa del Rey. Barcelona’s performance in La Liga in recent weeks is excellent. Ernesto Valverde’s players are on a run of eight consecutive wins with just two conceded goals. Barça are leading with five points of the second team in the standings – Atletico Madrid, but it will be hard for The Mattress Makers to catch up if Barcelona continue with this performance.
It was a tough start of the season for Valencia after the team had eight draws in the first 11 fixtures, but after that, they improved their performance drastically. The Bats have five wins, three draws and two defeats in the previous ten games and now confidently are looking to participate in the European tournaments next season. It has to be noted that four of the wins of Valencia in the previous two months were against teams from the lower half of the table. Against the leading sides in La Liga, it’s tough for The Bats to take points. In the previous six away games versus Real Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia had just one draw, conceding at least two goals in each of these fixtures.
Barcelona had fun on the pitch against Sevilla, but then they were on a search of obligatory goals, and we don’t think that they will play at the same pace against Valencia. Under the leadership of Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona are patient and often take the three points without the use of much energy – in just seven of the previous 24 victories of Blaugrana on Camp Nou have been scored five or more goals. This season Valencia are playing well as guests and haven’t conceded more than two goals in an away game.
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Barcelona vs Valencia Head to Head
Barcelona have four wins and two draws in the previous six fixtures against Valencia. In just two of these games have been scored over 2.5 goals. The last match between both sides was on 7 October and ended as a 1-1 draw. Barça have won 12 of the previous 14 fixtures on Camp Nou against Valencia.
|07.10.2018||Valencia vs Barcelona||1-1|
|14.04.2018||Barcelona vs Valencia||2-1|
|08.02.2018||Valencia vs Barcelona||0-2|
|01.02.2018||Barcelona vs Valencia||1-0|
|26.11.2017||Valencia vs Barcelona||1-1|
|19.03.2017||Barcelona vs Valencia||4-2|
Barcelona vs Valencia Stats
- Barcelona have scored at least two goals in the previous eight games in La Liga.
- Blaugrana had a clean sheet in six of the last eight fixtures.
- Valencia have just one win in the past seven away games in all competitions.
- The Bats have scored at least two goals in four of the previous five fixtures in all competitions.
Barcelona vs Valencia Odds
Barcelona vs Valencia Team News
Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha and Ousmane Dembélé are injured for Barcelona. Valencia will be without Geoffrey Kondogbia, Gonçalo Guedes and Javier Jiménez García.