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  • November 27, 2021

Barcelona vs Valencia Predictions and Betting Tips

Barcelona play hosts to Valencia at the Nou Camp this weekend with the Blaugrana in desperate need of maximum points to at least cool down the tension on their head coach. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.

We were treated to a five-goal thriller the last time both sides clashed in the LaLiga Santander. Barcelona emerged victorious 3-2- former forward Lionel Messi scoring twice.

Highly-anticipated encounter on the cards

Of all the head coaches under intense scrutiny in European football, it's fair to say that Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman taking into account his teams' recent performances. They are currently in 9th position having managed just 12 points from seven league matches. It is also to be noted that they're still awaiting their first win in the UEFA Champions League having lost their first two group games disappointingly to Bayern Munich and Benfica. Atletico Madrid is the latest side to get the better of the fallen Spanish giants as the defending champions claimed a 2-0 win just before the international break. Would they get back to winning ways this weekend ?

Valencia are locked level with their opponents on the league standings, whilst playing a game more. It hasn't been a decent run of games for them as well as they head into this game without a win in their last four league matches. Having lost to Sevilla and Real Madrid, they managed to pick up solitary points against Athletic Club-albeit a man down- and most recent away at Cadiz. Jose Bordalas had initially led his side to 10 points from their first four league games, however, their form has dipped massively since then.

Barcelona vs Valencia Team News

Barcelona possible starting XI:

ter-Stegen; Alba, Pique, Garcia, Dest; Gavi, Busquets, de jong, Nico Gonzalez; Fati, Depay

Valencia possible starting XI:

Cillessen; Foulquier, Paulista, Diakhaby, Lato; Musah, Wass, Guillamon, Duro; de Dousa, Guedes

Barcelona vs Valencia Prediction: 1-0

Both teams have been struggling for form of recent, nonetheless, Barcelona has been much better on home soil having managed 10 points in four matches. As such, we're tempted to side with the home side this weekend.