Saturday evening’s La Liga action sees Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona host in-form Valencia at the Camp Nou. The visitors have lost just four league games in 21 outings and are against a side who have eight La Liga wins on the spin, who are unsurprisingly strong favourites to win.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 2 February, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Valencia: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: The two side’s played out a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla earlier in the campaign – with Lionel Messi cancelling out Ezequiel Garay’s early goal for the hosts. Barca have won the last three meetings at the Camp Nou but Valencia did win 1-2 at the stadium in the April 2016 clash.
|Under 2.5 goals||2/1||Offer|
|Dani Parejo anytime scorer||21/4||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Valencia Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning each of their last eight.
They have conceded just two goals in that run as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons.
Valencia are up to seventh in the standings after winning just three of their opening 16 La Liga games, having now won three of the last five.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 19/20.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 26 goals for the campaign as he continues his devastating goalscoring form, and he is available at 1/2 to add to that tally in this clash.
One to watch for Valencia: Dani Parejo has netted in three of his last five games for Los Che and has previously netted twice at the Camp Nou – including in last season’ 2-1 defeat. The Valencia captain is at 21/4 to score anytime here.
Long shot: Barcelona have six clean sheets from their last eight while Valencia have drawn a remarkable 11 of their 21 league games to date. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 35/1.