Valencia vs. Barcelona Prediction, Tips and odds – Oct. 29, 2022 21:00 CET

Josip
October 28, 2022
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Valencia vs. Barcelona Prediction

Barcelona will look to put their disappointing Champions League season behind them as soon as possible when they host Valencia at Camp Nou on Saturday night. The Catalans are currently the second-placed team in the league 3 points behind the leading Real Madrid, while Valencia is in ninth place with 15 points won in 11 games played.

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Valencia Team News

Valencia was on a five-match unbeaten run before last week’s loss to Mallorca. It’s certainly not a good thing ahead of the visit to Camp Nou, but it’s nothing unusual for Valencia, which has been struggling with consistency all season.

With a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in 11 games played, Gennaro Gattuso’s team collected 15 points, which is enough for only ninth place in the table. They are only 3 points behind the sixth-placed Athletic, while they have 4 points more than Celta Vigo, which is in 13th place.

Valencia finished fourth in back-to-back seasons in 2017-18. and 2018-19, but in the last 3 seasons, they did not celebrate with ninth, thirteenth, and again ninth place. Precisely for the team’s return, the famous Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso was brought in among the Spanish elite to ensure the return of “Bats” to European competitions.

Barcelona Team News

On the other hand, the Barcelona team ended its season in the Champions League on Wednesday after Inter beat Viktoria Plzeň 4-0, thus mathematically confirming their place among the 16 best teams in Europe. Barcelona thus confirmed third place in the group, which means that they will spend the winter in Europe, but in the Europa League.

On Wednesday, they played a Champions League match against Bayern, purely for pride, but the Bundesliga champions justified their role as Champions League favorites when they beat Barcelona at Camp Nou 0-3. Although Barcelona’s European season ended with placement in the knockout phase of the Europa League, we must say that Xavi’s team is on the right track in La Liga. In the 11 games played, they recorded 9 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss, which is enough for the second place in the table, with 3 points behind the leading Real from Madrid.

H2H

If we look at the ratio of the last 5 La Liga matches, Barcelona is the more successful team with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss.

The last meeting between these two teams took place at the end of February this year, where Barcelona won 1-4 at the Mestalla.

Valencia form: L-D-D-W-D

Barcelona form: L-W-W-L-D

Expected lineups

Valencia (4-3-3): Mamardashvili; Correia, Paulista, Guillamon, Gaya; Musah, Almeida, Foulquier; Lino, Cavani, Kluivert

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Bellerin, Kounde, E Garcia, Balde; Gavi, De Jong, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Fati

Valencia vs. Barcelona prediction

Kick-off time: Saturday, 29.10.2022 21:00 CET
Prediction: BTTS NO
Odds: 2.10
Sportsbook: bet365

Valencia is certainly a more rested team ahead of this match, while this week was quite stressful for Barcelona. They were relegated from the Champions League, and we believe that in this match they will want to show their fans that the world has not stopped. It is for this reason that we believe that Valencia will not be able to score a goal at the Mestalla, so our pick is that one or even both teams will not score in this match.

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