The Tuesday night action in La Liga sees Spanish champions Barcelona play host to an in-form Eibar, who are unbeaten in their last five games. The Catalan giants are favourites for this clash but it could be a testing clash against a stubborn opponent.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 29 October, kick-off 20:15
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Valladolid: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Barcelona edged out Valladolid out 1-0 in each of their two meetings last season, with Lionel Messi’s penalty the difference when the two met at the Camp Nou.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Under 1.5 goals||6/1||Offer|
|Sergi Guardiola anytime scorer||10/3||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Valladolid Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have already been in a mini-crisis this season – they had picked up a miserly one point from their three away matches to date but have now won five in a row in all competitions.
They have notched up comprehensive league wins over Real Betis, Valencia, Sevilla and Getafe, while running out comfortable 3-0 victors at Eibar last time out.
Valladolid have lost just twice this season and are unbeaten through their last five games to bring them to eighth, while they have already drawn at Real Madrid and Athletic Club.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 1/7 with a Valladolid victory priced at 18/1 and the draw available at 7/1.
This fixture tends to produce few goals with just two in the last two, so under 1.5 goals is priced at 6/1 with under 2.5 at a tempting 11/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Valladolid to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/1 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/100.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 2/5.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up two home goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis and Sevilla – and is at a tempting 12/5 to find the net here.
One to watch for Valladolid: Striker Sergi Guardiola – who was temporarily signed and then released by Barcelona in December 2015 – has three goals in La Liga this season, including against Real Madrid, and is at 10/3 to score here.
Long shot: Barcelona have already failed to score three times this season while Valladolid have the second strongest defence in the division and there were just one goal in each game last season. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 22/1.