Spanish league leaders Barcelona will look to continue their push towards the league title as they host in-form Valencia at Camp Nou on Saturday. Ernesto Valverde’s side will be favourites despite Los Che dropping only two points from their last nine league games.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 14 April, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Barcelona v Valencia: William Hill
Last time: The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Estadio de Mestalla back in November with Jordi Alba equalising against his former club after Rodrigo Moreno had given the hosts a first-half lead. The game had an infamous effort from Lionel Messi cross the line but not awarded by the officials.
Barcelona v Valencia Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have a seemingly unassailable 11-point lead at the top of La Liga – a commanding advantage with just seven matches remaining.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have not lost a single league match this season – the only side with such a record across Europe’s top five leagues.
Valencia have enjoyed a remarkably strong campaign – they currently sit third in La Liga, above Real Madrid, and on course for a place in next season’s Champions League.
Marcelino’s side have won each of their last five league matches and have 22 points from their last nine match.
The current La Liga leaders are favourites to win this clash at 8/25, while an unlikely away victory is available at outside odds of 9/1 with the draw priced at 27/5.
A ‘double’ chance on a Valencia win or a draw is available at 14/5 while over 3.5 goals in the game is priced attractively at 21/20, with over 4.5 goals at 27/11.
If you fancy the hosts to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 10/11.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is the top scorer in La Liga so far this campaign with 29 goals in his 30 outings – with 12 in his last 10 games in all competitions – and he is available at 4/7 to score at any point in this game.
One to watch for Valencia: Rodrigo Moreno scored against Barca earlier this season – one of his 15 La Liga goals this campaign and he is the second highest Spanish goal scorer in La Liga behind Iago Aspas. He has seven goals in his last seven and is priced at 19/5 to find the net anytime.
Long shot: Barcelona have the second best defence in the division Valencia have the third strongest in Spain’s top flight. A scoreless draw in this encounter is at 25/1.