Primera Division: Valencia vs Barcelona

Valencia vs Barcelona Betting Tip and Predictions.

In the one of the most interesting matches this weekend in Primera Division, Valencia take on Barcelona.

Valencia didn’t make the best start of the season and after 14 rounds they are standing at the middle of the table. After three matches without win, home side have managed to beat Barakaldo, team from Segunda Division B, in the Copa del Rey. For the match against they will be fully motivated, but on Wednesday they are playing the last match in group phase of the UEFA Champions League. They are standing at the 3rd position with one point less than 2nd team in group Gent, so in the case of Valencia win and if Gent fail to win, Spanish team could reach the next phase of that European competition. Maybe that match is more important for them, but before that they have to face Barcelona. Valencia failed to beat Barca in league match since 2007, so they hope that can do it this time.

Barcelona play fantastic this season and they are the main candidate to win the title this season. They didn’t have an impressive start of the season, but they have improved their performance and playing amazing. After Leo Messi has recovered from an injury, they are now even stronger. In the last 6 matches in all competitions FC Barcelona scored on each game at least three goals. Only in the last 4 matches in all competitions they scored 20 goals. Impressive! Visitors have already secured the first position in the group phase of the UEFA Champions League and now they can focus on Primera. They are big favorites to take another three points and every result except away win would be a big surprise. Leo Messi, Neymar and Suarez are in the fantastic season and they showed that in the previous round when they smashed Real Sociedad 4-0.

Valencia vs Barcelona injuries and suspensions

Valencia will be without suspended Joao Cancelo and Javi Fuego, while Diego Alves, Rodrigo, Alvaro Negredo, Shkodran Mustafi and Antonio Barragan are all injured. Barcelona have almost full squad available for this game, except Sergi Roberto who is doubtful.

Valencia vs Barcelona possible lineups

Valencia: Jaume, Gaya, Abdennour, Santos, Vezo, Parejo, Perez, Gomes, Bakkali, Alcacer, Feghouli.
Barcelona: Bravo, Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Alves, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Neymar, Suárez, Messi.

Valencia vs Barcelona Prediction

Home side are just an average team this season and I don’t believe that they can make some surprise against Barcelona. Visitors are much stronger and I believe that they will finish the job in the first half-time.

Valencia vs Barcelona Betting Tip: 2/2 @ 1.73 (Bet365)

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