Valencia vs Barcelona Prediction & Tips
Valencia and Barcelona face at Estadio de Mestalla, in a match for the 34ª round of the Primera División. The two teams tied (2‑2), on 19‑12‑2020, the last time they met in this edition of the league. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the away team, since they have a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 25‑01‑2020, in a match for the Primera División, Valencia won by (2‑0). The goals of the match were scored by M. Gómez (48 ‘and 77′) for Valencia. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Valencia presents significant differences between home and away results.
The home team is currently in 14th position, with 36 points won, after 8 wins, 12 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate game, they lost against Osasuna by (3‑1). In the last, they drew at home against Deportivo Alavés by (1‑1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the league, Valencia won 17 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 8 home matches. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 33 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 21 times and only managed 3 twists. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 16 home matches for this competition: they scored 9 of their 25 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘); conceded 7 of his 19 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Valencia enters this game with an equality, to a ball, in the reception to Alavés, adding in this way the fifth consecutive game without winning in this La Liga: the only goal of the team was signed by José Gayà. Now, in this game against Barcelona, mister Javi Gracia must align his team in 4-4-2 with Maxi Gómez and Kévin Gameiro being the most advanced men of the team. On the other hand, midfielder Carlos Soler is one of the highlights of Valencia with 8 goals and 5 assists. All players are available for this game.
After 22 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 2nd position, having won 71 points. In the last match, they have lost at home against Granada by (1‑2), after in the previous match they have won (1‑2) an away match against Villarreal. This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. For the league, Barcelona won 27 points out of a possible 30, after 9 wins and 1 loss in the last 10 matches played as a visitor. His attack has scored regularly, since he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. In 33 games in this competition, he managed to turn the score around in 4 of the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Barcelona start for this match with a defeat, by 1-2, in the reception to Granada, putting an end to the two consecutive victories in this competition: the only goal of the team was stamped by Lionel Messi. In this match against Valencia, mister Ronald Koeman should favor a style of ball possession and the search for spaces in the corridors. On an individual level we highlight Lionel Messi, who is the team’s scorer with 26 goals. For this match the Dutch coach does not have Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati, both with physical problems.
Valencia – Barcelona FREE TIPS
Barcelona – Win @ 1.65
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90