Barcelona 6-2-4, Valencia 3-5-5
12/19/20 10:15 am
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Barcelona is hosting Valencia to Camp Nou in round 14 in the Spanish LaLiga.
After two losses in a row, Barcelona is back on winning track with 2 nice wins in LaLiga. During this streak, Barcelona has scored 3 goals while conceding 1 goal. With 20 points, Barcelona is now in 5th place, and they are slowly climbing the standings. In their latest LaLiga game, Barcelona was hosting Real Sociedad, and they have had 53% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 83% of accurate passes. Barcelona was losing in the 27th minute, but they concluded a fantastic first half with 2 scored goals, and in the end, Barcelona has won this match 2-1. Offensively, Barcelona has been the best team in LaLiga so far, but their defense is more than shaky, and they have conceded 12 goals in 12 games. Messi has scored 5 goals for Barcelona, while Fati added 4 goals. Fati, Pique, and Roberto are injured, while Dembele is still questionable, but he should be ready for this game. Barcelona is still inconsistent, and Messi is still finding himself this season, but Barcelona has plenty of depth, and I think it’s only a matter of time before they start playing more consistently.
Valencia is in rebuild mode, and they are having a tough season so far. Earlier this week Valencia was playing in Copa del Rey, and they have won that game 2-4. In their last 9 LaLiga games Valencia has only 1 win, and they were able to keep only 1 clean sheet during this stretch. Valencia has scored 19 and conceded 19 goals, and they are in 13th place with 14 points. In their latest LaLiga game, Valencia was playing against Athletic Bilbao at home, and they have had only 39% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and only 68% of the correct passes. After leading 1-0at the halftime, Valencia conceded two goals in the second half, and they were losing 1-2. In the 83rd minute, Valencia has scored a goal, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Soler has been Valencia’s best player so far this season, and he has scored 5 goals and added 3 assists this season. Vallejo has 4 goals. Cillessen, Gameiro, and Lato are all injured for Valencia at this time. I believe that Valencia will be able to stay out of the relegation zone, but that’s about it from them this season.
Valencia has had some success against Barcelona on the road, but Barcelona hasn’t lost any of their last 5 home games against Valencia. The trends are on Barcelona’s side in this matchup, and they are the better team here. Valencia is in rebuild mode, and I don’t see them winning this game. I’m taking Barcelona.