Can the Spanish La Liga in fact look forward to another exciting championship match? At first, everything looked like a renewed march through the Catalans of Barcelona. Even though the Valverde team was not nearly as dominant this season as it was last year, the lead was always extremely comfortable. However, Barcelona have been struggling recently and Real Madrid are now only six points behind. After two draws in a row, Barcelona wants to be back on the road to success. Anything but a favorites win would be a huge surprise on Matchday 24 between Barcelona and Valladolid!
Today’s Betting Prediction Barcelona vs Valladolid
The champion against the newcomer is a typical duel between David and Goliath! Especially at the Camp Nou Stadium an outsider can almost never surprise you. The question of the favorite does not arise in this duel. This is also confirmed by the view of the current odds. For a home win against Barcelona from Valladolid, odds of just 1.15 are offered! These bets are not particularly profitable, but interesting betting opportunities will be found in this game as well. The game starts on Saturday evening at 20:45.
Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
The lack of consistency is a widespread phenomenon in the Spanish La Liga this season. For example, the defending champion from Barcelona had no less than eight points more in the last season after 23 games. In addition, Barcelona was much more stable on the defensive last year. Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to concede 23 goals in the past, compared to eleven in the previous year.
“He has his own style, plays football like a field player, always has clear actions. I watch him often in his games: he radiates an uncanny conviction and pulls his ideas with this conviction. ” – Roman Bürki
But on him these many goals can not be fixed. Especially at the beginning of the season the balance between offensive and defensive was not given. In recent weeks, however, the security came back over long distances. Ter Stegen underpinned the reputation as the best goalkeeper in Europe. He was able to defuse 30 of the last 34 degrees. Last weekend’s goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao saw his side play two outstanding saves. For ter Stegen the exertions of the last few weeks were a reason for the recently weaker performances and results. The breather this week he described as extremely important. Despite struggling in recent days, ter Stegen has kept his chest clean in seven of the last ten league games. Between Barcelona and Valladolid a tip on the to-zero victory is quite interesting. Before the Champions League match against Lyon, a victory is an absolute must, otherwise some journalists would already put the word “crisis” in their mouths. With Samuel Umtiti and Arthur, two important players will remain unavailable.
Expected formation of Barcelona:
Ter Stegen – Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, Roberto – Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic – Dembele, Suarez, Messi
Last matches of Barcelona:
- 10.02.2019 – Athletic Bilbao vs. FC Barcelona 0: 0 (La Liga)
- 06.02.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid 1: 1 (Copa del Rey)
- 02.02.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Valencia 2: 2 (La Liga)
- 30.01.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Sevilla 6: 1 (Copa del Rey)
- 27.01.2019 – Girona vs. FC Barcelona 0-2 (La Liga)
Valladolid – Statistics & Current Form
With 26 points from 23 league games, the climber currently occupies the 15th place in the table and is even the best climber this season. However, the advantage over the first relegation place is just three points. An exciting and nerve-wracking spring 2019 will be in the hands of the team with world-renowned president, former world-class striker Ronaldo. The league is the big goal to be able to establish long-term in the Spanish football upper house.
While the owner Ronaldo was able to scare any defense in his best times, this does not succeed his actors. With only 19 goals scored, Real Valladolid have the weakest offensive in the entire league. In four of the last six league games, the team of head coach Sergio could not score. With these weak numbers of the offensive department a scoring at Camp Nou is difficult to imagine. The guests will be extremely deep and have much less possession. But counterattacks are not necessarily the strength of the riser. In the last five competitive games, Valladolid have been able to create a dangerous action and win a deal only in a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo from a counterattack.
The points in the fight for relegation must get Real Valladolid for sure in other games than the guest appearance at Camp Nou. However, the point win against the almost overpowering opponent would be a kind of “bonus point”, which can be extremely important in the final bill. Realistically, however, this is by no means and between Barcelona and Valladolid the prediction of the bookmakers reflects the balance of power also very well.
Expected formation of Valladolid:
Masip – Martinez, Fernandez, Olivas, Moyano – Hervias, Michel, Alcaraz, Keko – Guardiola, Plano
Last matches of Valladolid:
- 08.02.2019 – Valladolid Vs. Villarreal 0: 0 (La Liga)
- 01.02.2019 – Huesca Vs. Valladolid 4: 0 (La Liga)
- 27.01.2019 – Valladolid Vs. Celta Vigo 2: 1 (La Liga)
- 20.01.2019 – Levante Vs. Valladolid 2: 0 (La Liga)
- 15.01.2019 – Valladolid Vs. Getafe 1: 1 (Copa del Rey)
Barcelona vs Valladolid Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The Camp Nou Stadium is an absolute fortress and few teams can beat the Blaugrana in their own stadium. This can also confirm the Elf of Real Valladolid, who could decide in just 43 games at Camp Nou only two games for themselves. The last success dates back more than two decades, in the 1997/98 season this rare event became reality. For the first time since the 2012/13 season, the teams faced each other again this season and Barcelona sat down on the second match day completely lackluster thanks to a goal by Ousmane Dembele by just 1: 0.
Barcelona vs Valladolid Our Betting Predictions and Tips
After two league games without full success is slowly a little nervousness with the Catalans to feel. The already comfortable advantage over Real Madrid (twelve points) is now halved. So that before the important Champions League game does not worry even more, the Valverde protégés need on Saturday a convincing appearance. Between Barcelona vs Valladolid, predicting the Catalan victory is not a risky undertaking; the odds are just at a 1.17!
Key Facts – Barcelona vs Valladolid tips
The last two league games ended only with a draw – the advantage over Real is only six points!
A Dembele hit decided the tight first leg in favor of Blaugrana!
Only three of the twelve away games ended with an over 2.5 – but last slipped Valladolid in a 0-4 debacle against Huesca!
The newcomer from Valladolid will travel to Barcelona without much expectations, after all, there is hardly an argument that suggests a surprise. The guests have the weakest offensive in the league and accordingly, a goal would be a small success. But Marc-Andre ter Stegen is currently in shape and accordingly we can not even imagine a hit. Seven of the last ten league games ended Barcelona without conceding. Between Barcelona and Valladolid, interesting odds of 1.90 are offered for the tip on a win without conceding from Barcelona.
Prediction of the Day: Barcelona wins to zero