Barcelona vs Real Valladolid Predictions and Betting Tips
Barcelona take on Real Valladolid with the hope of bridging the gap between them and Atletico Madrid. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
The Catalans head into this game in search of their sixth straight win against Real Valladolid. Goals from Lenglet, Braithwaite and Messi made sure of a resounding 3-0 win in the reverse match.
Can Valladolid deny the Catalans’ title hopes ?
Barcelona are just four points behind league leaders Real Madrid in the LaLiga Santander. With the Madrid-based side featuring on Sunday, dropped points for them would certainly motivate Koeman’s side Tibet maximum points. Notwithstanding, we still expect their confidence to be through the roof given that they have won all of their last five league games including an impressive 6-1 victory against Real Sociedad.
The visitors, on the other hand, have to be careful not to be drawn into a relegation scrap as they just four above the drop zone. With just one win in 10 LaLiga games, a change in fortune is desperately needed going into the final 10 games of the season as a good run from the sides below them could be catastrophic. Before the international break, they managed to hold Sevilla to a 1-1 draw at home, making it the third time in four games in which they’ve shared the spoils with their opponents. Can they do the same to the title challengers?
Barcelona vs Real Valladolid Team News
Fati and Coutinho are still out injured while Pique and Roberto could feature from the bench. The visitors, on the other hand, have been stretched really thin with several players out injured. This injury list includes Fernandez, Jota, Garcia, Perez and Herero while Orellana is suspended.
Barcelona possible starting XI:
Ter Stegen; Lenglet, De Jong, Mingueza; Alba, Busquets, Pedri, Dest; Griezmann, Dembele, Messi
Real Valladolid possible starting XI:
Masip; Janko, Gonzalez, El Yamiq, Olaza; Plano, Mesa, Alcaraz, Villa; Weismann, Guardiola
Barcelona vs Real Valladolid Prediction: 3-0
It’s been a brilliant 2021 for the Catalans with 12 wins in 13 games since the turn of the year. Valladolid, on the other hand, would certainly be looking to make it difficult for the Catalans. However, Messi and Co. look too good at the moment and as such, we expect them to secure yet another victory.