LaLiga | Barcelona vs Valencia: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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Barcelona vs Valencia: Line-ups

Barcelona

Valencia

Barcelona Favourites to Win

#1

The Catalan giants are currently ninth in the table, having picked up 12 points from their opening seven matches, while Valencia occupy eighth, level on points with Barcelona ahead of the clash at Camp Nou.

#2

The Catalan giants have lost their last two matches to Benfica and Atletico, while they have only won one of their last four in the league, which has left them in ninth position in the table. A record of three wins, three draws and one defeat from seven matches has brought the Catalan outfit 12 points, which has left them five points off the top of the table, albeit with a game in hand on leaders Real Madrid.

#3

Koeman will allegedly be given the next three matches to attempt to turn the season around, but Barcelona have only won one of their last three league games against Valencia, and the points were shared in a 2-2 draw when the two teams locked horns at Camp Nou last December.

#4

Valencia, meanwhile, have won three, drawn three and lost two of their opening eight matches of the season to collect 12 points, which has left them in eighth position in the table. Los Che actually won three of their first four league games of the season but are without a victory in their last four, losing to Real Madrid and Sevilla, in addition to drawing with Athletic Bilbao and Cadiz.

#5

Valencia’s struggles last term saw them post their lowest position since the 1987-88 campaign, with 13th representing a disappointing season for the club, and Jose Bordalas is now in charge of first-team affairs. The team’s excellent start to the campaign has just dipped in recent weeks, but they have only lost two of their last six league games against Barcelona, holding the Catalan outfit to draws on three occasions.

DPP Verdict

Valencia are more than capable of picking up a positive result, but Los Che were struggling before the international break, and we fancy Koeman’s side to put an incredibly important three points on the board.