Barcelona vs Valencia Match Prediction: October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021 9:00 pm
With the departure of their talisman striker Lionel Messi, will Barcelona be able to overcome an in-form Valencia team in the Spanish La Liga? Read on to learn more about the head to head stats of the Barcelona vs Valencia match scheduled on October 17, 2021, and which team is the favourite going into the encounter.
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
In the 55 matches that Barcelona has faced Valencia in the Spanish La Liga, Barcelona has won 27 matches while Valencia has won 12 games and 16 matches have ended in a draw. These encounters tend to be high-scoring matches as both teams average 3.16 goals when they go head to head.
Barcelona in this season has averaged a total of 1.79 goals per match which is below par given the attacking prowess that the Spanish giants have at their disposal. In the eight matches played at Camp Nou, the total goals scored are 2.5 goals, indicating Barcelona’s defensive woes.
On the other hand, Valencia has scored 1.53 goals per match in the 2021 Spanish La Liga season. Thus, this encounter between Barcelona vs Valencia is going to be a mouth-watering clash.
Barcelona vs Valencia: Team News, Probable XI
Coming into this encounter, Barcelona has won only one match out of the five past matches in the Spanish La Liga. Coincidentally, Valencia has also won only one game out of their past encounters. However, this win has come in the last meeting against Osasuna, and Valencia will hope that this momentum continues in their match against the Catalunya giants.
Barcelona XI– Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Clement Lenglet, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Ousamane Dembele
Valencia XI – Jaume Domenech; Jose Gaya, Mouctar Diakhaby, Gabriel Paulista, Daniel Wass; Goncalo Guedes, Carlos Soler, Uros Racic, Yunus Musah; Maxi Gomez, Manu Vallejo
Ansu Fati will be a critical player for Barcelona, and in the Spanish La Liga season 2021/22, he has scored one goal in the two appearances he’s made. Barcelona will hope that teenagers will inspire the team to some much-needed form.
Jose Gaya will be an essential player for the Valencia squad, who averages 25 matches per match in the Spanish La Liga season 2021/22 season. He will be critical in transitioning the ball from the midfield to the forward.
This match will be an even encounter as both teams are faltering in the Spanish La Liga, and both teams will be looking for a win to help induce some much-needed momentum to their seasons.