Barcelona – Valencia is the derby of the day from LaLiga featuring two teams from the top of the table, Barcelona being closer to get the title. The match will start at 16:15 and it will take place on Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona will hit the court for the first time since the humiliating 3-0 loss to Roma on Tuesday night. That loss saw them exiting the Uefa Champions League competition and that’s the third time in a row that they have been eliminated in the quarter finals. They could’ve make the treble but now only Bayern Munich can complete that hard task. 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. Now that they are out from Champions League their only focus will be on LaLiga and they are really close to win it. They could do that against their rivals from Real Madrid in the upcoming El Clasico.
Barcelona: Stegen – Alba – Umtiti – Pique – Roberto – Iniesta – Rakitic – Busquets – Coutinho – Suarez – Messi
Valencia head to Camp Nou full of confidence following a fine run of form which has seen them win 8 of their last 9 matches. They’ve rode their luck at times but seem to have developed that winning habit again and they certainly look in much better shape now than they did when these sides clashed in the Copa del Rey. They now can lost their Champion League position for the next season being 16 points ahead Betis and that margin it’s just to big to reduce. They can still fall back to the 4th place as Real Madrid are chasing for a better position and they are only one point behind Valencia. They will be looking forward to continue their good run but it will be hard for them against the leader from LaLiga.
Valencia: Neto – Gaya – Paulista – Garay – Vezo – Guedes – Parejo – Kondogbia – Soler – Moreno – Zaza
Barcelona – Valencia: Head-to-Head
|08.02.18||CDR||Valencia||Barcelona||0 : 2|
|01.02.18||CDR||Barcelona||Valencia||1 : 0|
|26.11.17||LL||Valencia||Barcelona||1 : 1|
|19.03.17||LL||Barcelona||Valencia||4 : 2|
|22.10.16||LL||Valencia||Barcelona||2 : 3|
Barcelona – Valencia: Prediction
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. Barcelona won 16, drew 6 and lost 6 of 28 home matches against Valencia over the course of history. Valencia are the form favourites and they will definitely be a tough nut crack for the out-of-form Barcelona side here. As Barcelona can come in this one pretty tired after a hard Champions League match, which saw them leaving the competition Valencia could produce a surprise. Both teams should score in this one and Valencia could win this one due to Barcelona’s poor morale at the moment.
Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 1.70
Stake: 9 units