La Liga: Barcelona vs Valencia preview, team news, prediction and tips - Smart Bettors Club
La Liga: Barcelona vs Valencia preview, team news, prediction and tips
October 16


Barcelona and Valencia will face off in the La Liga matchday 9 at Camp Nou on Sunday. The kick-off is at 21:00 CEST.


Even though many expected Ronald Koeman to get sacked following Barcelona's 2-0 loss at the hands of Atletico Madrid in their most recent match on October 2, it'll be the Dutchman who tries to return the Catalans to winning ways against Valencia after this month's international break. As a reminder, that defeat to the current La Liga champions followed Barca's 3-0 thrashing to Benfica in the Champions League, so Koeman's men badly need to take all three points in front of the Camp Nou crowd this time around.

Valencia, for their part, will travel to Catalonia on the back of a four-game winless streak in the Spanish top flight, including a goalless stalemate at Cadiz two weeks ago. Thus, the Bats and the Blaugrana are now level on points (12), sitting in eighth and ninth in the table on goal difference.

Team news

Ronald Araujo, Pedri and Martin Braithwaite are all sidelined for the hosts while Cristiano Piccini won't feature for the visitors for the same reason. Omar Alderete, in turn, is suspended for his side's trip to Barcelona.


Well, with Barca set to welcome Dembele and Aguero back to the squad on Sunday and Valencia's all but awful form before the international break, we'd say that the Catalans so have very good chances to end their streak of two consecutive defeats across all competitions this time around. On the other hand, the absence of Araujo on the weekend could be vital to Valencia's hopes to claim their first victory since Septermber 12 in this one. Moreover, the Catalans have failed to beat the Bats in four of their previous six head-to-head meetings, so let's stick with BTTS in Sunday's clash.


Both teams to score at 1.8 with 1XBET.



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