Barcelona’s search of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid begins this weekend as they face Valencia at the Estadio de Mestalla. Probable Lineups and News
Barca squandered a golden chance to unseat Atletico Madrid in midweek, losing 2-1 to Granada at Camp Nou on Thursday.
They now have to face a team they haven’t beaten in the previous two La Liga meetings (D1, L1). After, conceding exactly twice per game on both occasions.
Los Murcielagos have had a dunk in structure since defeating Levante 2-1 at home on Matchday 28. After going winless in their five ensuing La Liga matches (D3, L2).
Javi Garcia’s men have scored and yielded in their last six group apparatuses. Five of which included strikes in the two parts and 3+ all-out objectives.
Valencia has transformed into an awe-inspiring phenomenon at Mestalla since the schedule turned to 2021. After, staying away from the rout in every one of the eight home La Liga games (W4, D4). After notwithstanding surrendering first in 62.5% of those trips.
Moreover, the hosts have held Barcelona winless in their last three first-class experiences at home (W1, D2). After winning this careful apparatus 2-0 back in 2019/20.
Valencia’s home activity ordinarily blasts into life after half-time. Also, with 61.36% of their complete home La Liga objectives scored/yielded so far this season, coming in the second 50% of play (27/44).
Barca lost a frustrating 2-1 home defeat to Granada, their first La Liga match in which they led at half-time this season (W17, D1, L1).
Ronald Koeman’s players have on the scoresheet in every one of their last 25 group trips. Also gathering up a normal of 2.48 objectives per game in this arrangement. Probable Lineups and News
Enterprising as could be, the Catalan goliaths have scored a group-high 77 objectives this La Liga crusade. In addition to that, at any rate, 17 more than some other side in the opposition.
The edges of Barcelona’s association wins from home have been very exceptional this season as 63.64% of their street triumphs yielded a triumphant advantage of 2+ objectives.
Another splendid spot has been Barca’s capacity to granulate out an outcome in the wake of falling behind out and about. This word, they have prevented a class top ten emphases from losing place away from home (W3, D1, L4).
Valencia v Barcelona Predictions
Out: Jasper Cillessen.
Out: Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Martin Braithwaite.
Valencia (4-4-2): Jaume Domenech; Jose Gaya, Mouctar Diakhaby, Gabriel Paulista, Daniel Wass; Yunus Musah, Uros Racic, Carlos Soler, Denis Cheryshev; Goncalo Guedes, Maxi Gomez.
Barcelona (3-1-4-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Minguez, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti; Sergio Busquets; Sergino Dest, Frenkie de Jong, Ousmane Dembele, Jordi Alba; Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi.