Valencia vs Barcelona: Preview and Prediction
Valencia vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016,
Kick-off: 15:15 UK.
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia
Valencia host 4th placed Barcelona for match day 9 of the 2016/2017 La Liga season.
Valencia enjoyed a 2-1 win over Gijon at the Estadio El Molinon in Gijon. The bat has 3 wins in their first 8 games of the season, losing in their first 4 league games of the season. Valencia whom is currently under the tutelage of a 3rd man this season, sits 14th on the log and is search of that consistency.
Barcelona has experienced some shocking results since the current season started. However, the Catalan still have that free scoring gene, and seems to have found their form after they net in 8 goals in 2 games played in 5 days. Moreover, Luis Enrique men sits 4th on the log with 16 points gathered from 8 games.
Valencia has 3 wins in their first 8 league games. The bats have also recorded one win in their first 4 games at home, suffering defeat in the remaining 3.
Barcelona currently enjoys 2 consecutive wins, scoring 8 goals and conceding in those 2 encounters. The Catalan has lost 2 of the first 8 games this season, and once in their 4 away games played so far.
Valencia vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Stats
Valencia enjoyed a 3-2 aggregate score over Barcelona in the two legged La Liga fixture last season. The bats played a goalless draw at the Mestalla and got a priceless 2-1 win in the return leg at Nou Camp. But Valencia were thoroughly thrashed 7-0 when they visited Camp Nou for the Copa Del Rey fixture the same year.
However, Barcelona have won 5 of their last 10 meetings with Valencia, while they lost 2 and drew 3. While Valencia have drawn 3 of their last four home matches against Barcelona, losing once.
Valencia vs Barcelona: Prediction
Valencia are coming on the back of consecutive defeats and things hardly look good at the club’s board room. They did manage to hold Barcelona to draws at home in three on the last four encounters under similar circumstances. But the current scoring form of Blaugrana is fearsome and they look good to inflict another heavy defeat on Valencia.
Valencia vs Barcelona: Betting Tips
Barcelona to win with Handicap -2 at 3.40 (12/5).