BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Sunday afternoon, Valencia host Barcelona at the Mestalla, in what could be one of the most fascinating games of the weekend in La Liga.
Los Che have been inconsistent of late in La Liga, as Jose Bordalas’ team are winless in their last six league matches, having suffered four defeats in the process. Last time out, Valencia suffered a 2-1 defeat against relegation-threatened Alaves. The loss saw Los Che concede at least two goals for the fifth time in their last seven matches in the Spanish top-flight.
Valencia have a slightly mixed recent record at the Mestalla in La Liga. They have won just two of their last ten league games on home soil. However, they have also suffered just one defeat in their last nine league matches at the Mestalla.
The Catalan giants are unbeaten in their last eight matches in the Spanish top-flight. However, last time out in La Liga, Xavi’s team needed a last-gasp equaliser from Luuk de Jong to draw 2-2 with Espanyol in the local derby. The draw and results elsewhere meant that the visitors stayed in the last Champions League spot in La Liga. However, they are only ahead of fifth-place champions Atletico Madrid courtesy of a superior head-to-head record.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their previous eight away matches in the Spanish top-flight, although they have won just three of their last 12 league matches on their travels. Seven of their last 12 away matches in La Liga have produced draws.
Valencia vs Barcelona Team News
Valencia have no reported injuries or suspensions, so Bordalas should have a full complement of players to choose from. Barcelona are without the suspended Dani Alves and Gerard Pique, while Memphis Depay, Clement Lenglet, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti also look set to miss out through injury.
Valencia vs Barcelona Match Prediction
Valencia like to draw home games, while Barcelona have also picked up a lot of away draws of late. With that in mind, we are backing this game to end all square.
PREDICTION – DRAW
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LONG TERM TRENDS
In the 2019/20 La Liga season, 42% of Valencia matches ended in Over 2.5 goals and 11% of games finished Over 4.5 goals.