Do you dare to call this one? Because we don’t! It is what makes this such an interesting match though. Looking at the last five encounters between these teams in La Liga, Barcelona managed to win just one while the rest ended up in a draw. Though Valencia managed to win the Copa del Rey final last spring against Barcelona. The big question (or the elephant in the room, or the million dollar question) for placing a bet will be: is Messi playing? And to a lesser extent; will Suarez be playing? The injury list for Barcelona is actually quite extensive in the forward field, also Dembele isn’t expected until at least the end of september. Even though it looks like Griezmann is finding confidence and is picking up pace and goals, there is still a major difference in Barcelona with the football playing Alien or without.
Things to look out for
Barcelona under Valverde isn’t the Barcelona of five or ten years ago, but Camp Nou is still a fortress. Some interesting points of this match to watch out for: Jasper Cillessen stepped out of the shadow of Ter Stegen when transferring from Barcelona to Valencia and will be eager to prove his former employee that they made a mistake of benching him for so long. Both teams started the season quite poorly with a win, a loss and a draw. The losing team of this game will be deep down in the ranks, we therefore predict that a draw could very well be the outcome of this game since both coaches will want to avoid losing above all.
Odds Barcelona versus Valencia
The odds for this match are heavily in favour of Barcelona. This means that there isn’t a whole lot to gain on a simple Barcelona wins bet. Combine it with over two goals for Barcelona (they have scored the last two matches) and make a safe bet on the draw. The safest bet is a free bet; that is why you want to take a look at free bet promotions prior before every bet you make! If you are planning to bet on Valencia, do keep in mind that their average on scoring goals this season is 1,33. Having said that, if Valencia manages to score early and the audience turns against the home team, strange things can happen!