The hosts are hoping to move out of the relegation zone, but it won’t be easy to get three points against Blaugrana. Barcelona are massive favorites to secure a victory, and in our Valladolid vs Barcelona Preview you can see what we think of this LaLiga clash.
Valladolid Recent Form & Team News
Valladolid are still threatened by relegation, even though they lost only one of their previous six LaLiga games (W3, D2, L1). Scoring the opening goal has been vital recently, with Valladolid losing all but one match when they allowed first first in the league since the start of October (D1, L4). On the other hand, when they score the first goal, they were unbeaten in that span. (W3, D2).
At Estadio José Zorrilla, Valladolid are on an undefeated LL streak of three matches (W2, D1), with both victories providing over 2.5 goals and a one-goal difference. All three games saw Valladolid 1-0 in front after 20 minutes, but they led at halftime just once (HT: W1, L1). Both halftime results separated the teams by only one goal.
Player to watch: Shon Weissman scored the opening (7’) and final goal (76’) in his team’s latest win at home.
Sergio cannot count on Saidy Janko (muscle) and Kiko Olivas (knee).
Barcelona Recent Form & Team News
Barcelona rarely play draws this season, drawing only three of their previous 18 LaLiga matches. Of the six victories during that stretch which saw Blaugrana cover the -2 handicap, Barca won both halves in four (66.67%). Importantly, they led at halftime and won in the end in each of their last three duels with Valladolid.
A disappointing 2-1 defeat to Cadiz (Dec 5) prolonged Barcelona’s winless LL road streak to four matches (D1, L3). Almost midway through this season, Barca’s losing rate as LaLiga favorites on the road is 60.0%. That’s up 47.5% from the entire 2019/20 campaign, and another defeat here will see Barcelona suffer three away league losses in a row for the first time since Nov/Dec 2002.
Player to watch: Antoine Griezmann, if we exclude own-goals, is still Barcelona’s latest LaLiga scorer on the road. Blaugrana covered the -2 handicap in ten (55.56%) of his 18 goalscoring matches.
Ronald Koeman will be without Ousmane Dembele (muscle), Anssumane Fati (knee), Gerard Pique (knee), and Sergi Roberto (thigh).
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