Barcelona vs Valencia Preview

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Blaugrana is hoping to record the fifth straight win at Camp Nou when they welcome Valencia on Saturday. Check out our Barcelona vs Valencia Preview for this LaLiga clash.

Barcelona Recent Form & Team News

Two narrow wins may have calmed the nerves a little at Barcelona after a poor season so far by their standards (W6, D2, L4). The midweek win over Sociedad represented their fourth home league win in succession, and additionally marked Lionel Messi’s 300th all-time victory with Barcelona at Camp Nou.

The Blaugranes have averaged exactly 3.00 goals per match across their current streak of four LaLiga home wins, though they’ve won both halves just once therein. Barcelona also have the edge across the last ten LL H2Hs (W4, D4, L2), with three of those four wins seeing them lead by a one-goal margin at HT.

Player to watch: Frenkie de Jong was the decisive scorer in midweek. Four of his last six goals have been second in the overall match order.

Hot stat: Just three (6%) of Barcelona’s last 50 LL home H2Hs vs Valencia have seen them drop points in the second half.

Ronald Koeman will be without Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Pique (knee), and Sergi Roberto (thigh). Ousmane Dembele is questionable to feature due to a muscle injury.

Valencia Recent Form & Team News

Also suffering from mixed form (W3, D5, L5), Valencia have conceded the first open-play goal in each of their last four LaLiga matches to produce over 0.5 total goals. The last of those saw the teams exchange penalty goals. Valencia’s last five LL games won/drawn have thus averaged 1.40 converted spot kicks (either way) per match.

The visitors are also without a win in four LL road trips (D2, L2), conceding first inside 20 minutes in all of the three matches producing over 0.5 goals, and specifically losing the first half 2-0 on two occasions. Across those three over 0.5 matches, Valencia averaged 0.67 penalty goals against them in the opening 20 minutes of play!

Player to watch: Carlos Soler made it six penalty goals this season in midweek. Half of which have come during competitive matches standing 2-2 at (regular) FT.

Javier Gracia cannot count on Jasper Cillessen (muscle), Kevin Gameiro (thigh), and Maximiliano Gomez (knee). Hugo Sanmartin (muscle) and Toni Lato (illness) are also unavailable.

Barcelona vs Valencia Confirmed Lineups

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