Saturday evening’s La Liga action sees Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona host an out-of-form Real Valladolid. The visitors have won just one of their last ten games in all competitions and it is the Blaugrana who are strong favourites to return to winning ways.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 16 February, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Real Valladolid: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Ousmane Dembele’s strike was the difference between the sides back in August at the Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla, on a terrible pitch. Valladolid have lost on each of their last five visits to the Camp Nou.
|Real Valladolid double chance||5/1||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||12/5||Offer|
|Barcelona to win both halves||17/20||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Real Valladolid Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning eight of their last ten, before recent draws against Valencia and Athletic Club.
They have kept seven clean sheets in their last ten matches as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons and are now six points clear at the top of La Liga.
Valladolid have won just one of their last eight La Liga games and two of their most recent 14 but are still three places above the relegation zone in the division.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 28 goals for the campaign as he continues his devastating goalscoring form. He should be back to full fitness following a thigh injury and is at 7/20 to score here.
One to watch for Real Valladolid: Former Real Madrid youth player Oscar Plano is the dangerman for the hosts with four goals to his name this campaign. The 28-year-old is at 7/1 to score in this encounter.
Long shot: Barcelona have seven clean sheets from their last ten while Valladolid have failed to score in five of their last eight games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 33/1.