Valencia vs FC Barcelona / LaLiga –Even though Barcelona is much better ranked on the table than Valencia, this is a big derby in the eighth round of LaLiga. Both teams are also playing in the Champions League this season, and Barcelona has also started better with two triumphs in the first two rounds, while Valencia has only won one point. Valencia has only one win and six points less than Barcelona, which was defeated only once. Their last season's duel at Mestalla ended with a score of 1-1, while Barcelona celebrated in the Cup with 2-0.
Valencia vs FC Barcelona begins 07.10.2018 at 20:45 CET
It is not the start of the season that Valencia has hoped for, but it seems as if it is going to be better as time goes by. The unresolved results dominate and they have already played five draws in LaLiga, which makes them recorders in the league. They were defeated only once, and that was in the second round by Espanyol as guests, while they also celebrated only once and that was in the last round against Real Sociedad.
They played three matches without a winner and in these three games, they have only scored four goals. They are not doing so good in the Champions League, but they have played against two very strong rivals and they have lost to Juventus, while they recorded a draw with Manchester United and are still without a goal in that competition. Coach Marcelino has performed with quite different settings at San Sebastian and Old Trafford, and we are now also expecting changes, while midfielder Guedes is injured.
Probable lineups Valencia: Neto – Piccini, G.Paulista, Garay, Gaya – Kondogbia, Soler, Parejo, Wass – Batshuayi, Gameiro
Barcelona is the leader on the table, but far from being in good form. They started with four wins, with the triumph in the Spanish Super Cup and the first round of the Champions League, but then there was a crisis which has practically started against Real Sociedad, but somehow they managed to win with 2-1. After that they were rescuing one point at home against Girona, and they were without one player for the most part of the game, which was followed by their first season’s defeat. They were completely unexpectedly outplayed by Leganes, and then another home blunder and a draw with Athletic (1-1).
They were also losing there and they managed to equalize, but they did not completely reverse the result. The pressure grew and they had to play against Tottenham at Wembley, but they started playing great and they celebrated with 4-2. Their defence was not in the best edition and they received four goals in a row, but Messi was in great mood, who has received a goal only in the second half against Athletic. Apart from that, Busquets has returned to the team in London, and Arthur got the chance. Now the refreshment could be Dembel, and maybe Vidal will play again.
Probable lineups FC Barcelona: ter Stegen – Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, J.Alba – Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic – Messi, L.Suarez, Dembele
Valencia vs FC Barcelona PICK
Valencia is difficult to beat, but it is difficult to lose and mostly have played a few goals, but Barcelona is now coming to their side, which will surely play attacking and winning, which will force Valencia to score.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.59 at 10bet (down to 1.55 can be played)
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