Real Valladolid 3-5-6, Barcelona 6-3-4
12/22/20 4 pm
Over 2.5 (-188), Under 2.5 (+150) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Real Valladolid is hosting Barcelona to Jose Zorrilla in round 15 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Valladolid is playing in decent form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 3 games while winning 2 of those 3 games. During this stretch, Valladolid has scored 9 goals while conceding only 3 goals. Even though Valladolid is in good form, they are still in the relegation zone, in 18th place with 14 points, 15 scored goals, and 21 conceded goals. Valladolid has scored 15 goals so far this season, but their defense hasn’t been so good with 21 conceded goals. De Sousa is the leading goalscorer for Valladolid with 3 goals, while Weissman and Orellana added 2 goals each. Oscar Plano has added 4 assists. Olivas and Janko are both injured, and they will miss this game for Valladolid. In their latest game, Valladolid was playing against Sevilla on the road, and they were decent with 41% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 75% of the correct passes. Valladolid was losing 1-0 in this game, but they didn’t give up, and they were able to score a goal in the 87th minute. This match ended in a 1-1 draw. This will be a tough season for Valladolid, but if they can keep it up for a little while longer, Valladolid will stay in LaLiga.
Barcelona is creating a lot of chances, but with Messi still out of form, Barcelona is struggling with finishing those chances. During their last 3 games, Barcelona has 2 wins and a draw, and they have scored 5 goals while conceding 3 goals. With this streak, Barcelona has climbed the standings to 5th place with 21 points, and they are now 8 points away from the top of the table. Offensively, Barcelona is the best team in LaLiga despite struggling, and they have scored 25 goals so far this season. in their last game, Barcelona was hosting Valencia, and they were the dominant team with 72% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. After losing 0-1, Barcelona turned the score around, but their defense was shaky once again, and this game ended in a 2-2 draw. Fati, Pique, and Roberto are injured, while Dembele is ready, and he will bring a dose of speed and width to this team if he will be playing. Messi is the leading goalscorer for Barcelona with 6 goals, but he is far from his best form. Barcelona is far from the top early in the season, but their goal in the Champions League, and according to the books, they are the biggest favorites to win it.
The trends are heavily on Barcelona’s side in this matchup, while Valladolid hasn’t won any of their last 4 games against Barcelona. I know that Valladolid is in solid form, but I’m taking Barcelona here.