Barcelona vs Valencia | La Liga Betting Preview & Tip (14.9.2019)

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Barcelona vs Valencia | La Liga Betting Preview & Tip (14.9.2019)

After dropping two points in a 2-2 draw with newcomers Osasuna at Estadio el Sadar, Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they take on Valencia at their Camp Nou. Leo Messi was sorely missed in the draw with Osasuna and the Argentine superstar is unlikely to recover in time to face Valencia, who recorded their first win of the season on Matchday 3. An entertaining encounter is on the cards in Catalonia and it remains to be seen if Barca are capable of getting their revenge on los Che for the defeat in the 2018/2019 Copa del Rey final.

Leo Messi major doubt

Barcelona have been having their ups and downs at the start of the new La Liga season, but the title holders have collected only four points from possible nine due to Leo Messi’s injury. The Argentine ace has yet to play for Barca in the 2019/2020 season and Spanish media reports that the five-time Golden Ball award winner is unlikely to be risked against Valencia.

Leo Messi is rated doubtful for Saturday’s clash and, in his absence, a man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Antoine Griezmann. The former Atletico Madrid attacker scored a brace in a 5-2 win over Real Betis and he is likely to prove a handful for Valencia defenders.

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Luis Suarez doubtful as well

Uruguay international Luis Suarez has yet to open his goal-scoring account in the 2019/2020 La Liga season, but the former Liverpool man has made no more than one appearance in the Spanish top flight this term due to injury. Suarez is still not a part of group training, but he faces the race against clock to be fit for the Valencia game.

Media in Spain suggests that the Uruguayan attacker should play some part against los Che on Matchday 4 and you should bear in mind that the 32-year-old is 19/20 at 888sport to find the net in the Camp Nou showdown. To make things even worse for Barcelona fans, pacey winger Ousmane Dembele remains in the recovery room.

Catalan giants hungry for revenge

Against all odds, Barcelona suffered a 2-1 loss to Valencia in the 2018/2019 Copa del Rey final. The Catalan giants are eager to get their revenge on los Che and the fact that they are undefeated in previous six meetings with Marcelino’s troops, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s clash.

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Barcelona players celebrating goal against Valencia. (Photo: Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock.com)

In their last encounter at Camp Nou the two teams played out a 2-2 draw. Kevin Gameiro and Dani Parejo scored for los Che in the first half of the match, but thanks to Leo Messi’s brace Ernesto Valverde’s charges eventually shared the spoils with the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Given the attacking potential of the two teams, it is no wonder bookmakers offer odds of 7/10 on both teams to score.

Los Che brimming with confidence

Valencia quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Celta Vigo, with Marcelino’s men defeated newcomers Mallorca 2-0 at their Estadio de Mestalla on Matchday 3. Los Che do not want to stop now and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Barca at Camp Nou.

Coach Marcelino has almost full squad to choose from, with Cristiano Piccini being the only absentee in the away team. Valencia managed to find the net in each of their previous four meetings with Leo Messi and Co. in all competitions and they are 23/4 at Lionsbet to spoil Barca’s party at Camp Nou. Considering that the title holders head into the La Liga derby with a severely-weakened squad, away win should be considered.

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Our Barcelona vs Valencia Betting Tip

Over the years Barcelona have turned their Camp Nou into a real fortress and despite the fact that attacking duo Leo Messi – Luis Suarez is rated doubtful for the Valencia game, we are positive that the reigning champions are going to extend their goal-scoring in front of home fans. Antoine Griezmann impressed in the 5-2 victory over Real Betis and seeing that Barca scored 2+ goals in six of their last seven home games in the Spanish top flight, we are positive that Ernesto Valverde’s men will give fans some cheer on Saturday evening.

Los Che look sharp in front of goal as well and we are positive that Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo are going to prove handful for the opposition defenders. A real football festival is on the horizon and considering that the two clubs played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in their last meeting at Camp Nou, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 3.5 goals. This betting option is priced 27/20 at 22BET.

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