Valencia vs Barcelona MatchGains Match Preview, Soccer Prediction, and Betting Tips
Barcelona start a tough run of fixtures when they visit Valencia for this game, and they would be looking to build on their midweek win at Wembley to get them through this fixture.
Valencia set the bar so high for themselves last season when they finished inside the top four. Their qualification to the Champions League provided them with some funds to strengthen their squad, but those players seem to have found it harder to settle in so far.
They earned a 0-0 draw against and unmotivated Manchester United side in midweek to continue their resurgence, but this game may bring what they have been building in recent weeks back crashing down.
Valencia secured their first win of the season last weekend. Prior to that they had drawn 5 of 6 games, and they seem to have problems scoring as they have scored just 5 goals in 7 league games so far. They are unbeaten in their last 5 league games, but they won just one of those matches.
After going 3 games without a win, Barcelona stormed to a 4-2 victory in their Champions League game against Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday. However, they are back in the La Liga for this fixture and it hasn’t been a good few weeks for them there.
They have lost one and drawn two of their last three league games, and they are only still top of the league table because Real Madrid have their own demons troubling them at the moment.
They were on the verge of another loss in their last league game against Athletic Bilbao before an 85-minute goal from El Munir salvaged a 1-1 draw for them. Surprisingly, 2 of their last 3 winless games have been played at home.
They play Sevilla, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid after the international break, so they have to get a good result from this game. They have won 2 and lost 1 of their 3 away games in the league so far.