Barcelona vs Valencia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barcelona vs Valencia Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League in remarkable circumstances after a 3-0 loss against Roma on Tuesday night. Despite a 4-1 lead from the first leg, Barcelona were pushed to a defeat which was largely instigated by the early goal from Edin Dzeko. Second-half goals from Daniel De Rossi and Kostas Manolas put Roma into the semi-finals. In the league, Barcelona had picked up a 3-1 win over Leganes during the weekend. Valencia made it five consecutive wins after a 1-0 victory over Espanyol. Rodrigo Moreno scored the only goal after just seven minutes, but Marcelino’s men were certainly deserving of three points.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Barcelona will undoubtedly be destroyed from the loss against Roma, as the semi-finals appeared to be in the bag for the Catalan outfit. Valencia have had victories at the Camp Nou in recent times, as the team has won on this ground into out of the last six visits. Yet, Barcelona’s domestic form has been excellent and the team will be looking to sweep the league title as soon as possible. Barcelona are yet to suffer a league defeat at the Camp Nou this season but they have been involved in two stalemates. Valencia’s unbeaten run now stands at nine matches and I would back a draw.

Players like Rodrigo Moreno and Simone Zaza have been in good form for Valencia. However, the team’s success over the last couple of weeks has been built on a strong defence. In fact, Valencia have a better defensive record than Barcelona in the last six matches. Despite having failed to score in the recent visit to the Camp Nou, I would back both teams to score.

Draw – 9/2

Both teams to score – 7/10

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Valencia

Valencia saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Barcelona

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Valencia Form Guide

Valencia Team Logo

Valencia

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

21-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Al Nassr FC Team Logo Al Nassr FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Barcelona Preview

Even though the league run has been incredibly good for Barcelona, the manner of the exit from the Champions League has the potential to disrupt the campaign. The Catalan outfit should be comfortably home and dry with regards to the La Liga title, as they have a nine-point advantage over Atletico Madrid with seven matches left. However, the next five matches are extremely challenging for the club, as Barcelona are up against Valencia, Celta de Vigo, Sevilla, and Real Madrid in four of these games.

Barcelona Team News

Ivan Rakitic (broken finger), Sergi Samper (ankle), Lucas Digne (thigh), and Jose Manuel Arnaiz (hernia) are the players missing for Ernesto Valverde.

Valencia Preview

Valencia have not given up hope of finishing ahead of Real Madrid, as an incredible run of form sees the club with a slender one-point advantage over the Los Blancos going into the last seven matches. If Zinedine Zidane’s team reach the latter rounds of the Champions League, it would spell even better news for Valencia, who have no distractions in the last month of action. Valencia’s form has been on and off over the last few months, but they have been able to steady the ship with a strong run of defence form over the last month. Valencia have kept four clean sheets in five games.

Valencia Team News

Francis Coquelin (Achilles tendon) is the only player on the sidelines for Valencia.

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Valencia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona vs Valencia Sidelined Players

Barcelona
4 Ivan Rakitic Injured
Valencia
29 Javier Jimenez Injured
17 Francis Coquelin Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
20 LB Sergi Roberto 178 70
3 CD Gerard Pique 193 85
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 180 75
8 CM Andres Iniesta 171 68
15 CM Paulinho 180 72
5 CM Sergio Busquets 189 76
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
10 RF Lionel Messi 170 72
14 LF Philippe Coutinho 171 71
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Neto 189 78
3 LB Ruben Vezo 182 75
5 CD Gabriel Paulista 185 72
24 CD Ezequiel Garay 189 77
14 RB Jose Gaya 172 64
16 CM Geoffrey Kondogbia 188 77
10 CM Daniel Parejo 181 75
18 LM Carlos Soler 183 72
7 RM Goncalo Guedes 178 68
19 CF Rodrigo 182 77
22 CF Santi Mina 177 71