Valencia VS Barcelona ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
Valencia VS Barcelona ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )

Valencia VS Barcelona ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )

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February 08, 2018 20:30 -
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PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Valencia vs Barcelona

Valencia and Barcelona play at the Estadio de Mestalla in a second leg match of the Copa del Rey (Semi-finals), after Barcelona’s (1-0) home win in the first leg. The history of direct confrontations at this stadium favors the visiting team, who in the last 6 matches won 3 and drew 3 points. However, in the last match at this stage, in a Primera Division match on 11/26/2017, it was not more than one draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Rodrigo (60 ‘) for Valencia and Jordi Alba (82’) for Barcelona. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Valencia presents different results at home and abroad.

Valencia Team News

After the defeat in the first leg, the home team arrives in this decisive game at a disadvantage, since they have to recover 1 goal and did not score any goals away in the previous game. This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 home defeats, with 33 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the First Division, lost with Atletico of Madrid outside by (1-0). In the last 10 home games Valencia have recorded 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency towards goals, since 17 in 25 finished with More of 2.5 goals in the marker. In 15 games, he only managed 3 tackles in the 10 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 15 matches played at home in all competitions: he suffered 5 of his 12 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Valencia vs Barcelona Stats

Valencia have a difficult time in the season as they add five consecutive defeats in official matches. In the last game held, the home team lost on visiting the Atletico Madrid 1-0 field. It is important to note that Valencia need to revert to a 1-0 defeat in the first round of this semi-final of the King’s Cup. In this game against their fans coach Marcelino Toral should play in the usual tactical system, 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the direct balls for the attack: Dani Parejo is the brain of the team, which is responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. In some moments of the game the team of the house must bet everything in the attack. On the other hand, the Brazilian Rodrigo is the greatest goalscorer of Valencia with 12 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Gonçalo Guedes and Andreas Pereira, both injured.

Barcelona Team News

The away team has a 1-goal lead in this second-leg game but has conceded 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 14 wins and 1 draw in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a draw with Espanyol for (1-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Barcelona have won 5, drawn 4 and lost 1. Defensive solidity has been one of their strengths as they have conceded only 2 of the last 7 games and their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 6 of the last 7 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their away games, as 28 of their last 32 matches have ended with over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he managed to come back on the scoreboard in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).

Barcelona come to this game with a 1-1 draw against Espanyol, thus totaling the fifth straight game without proving the taste of defeat in various competitions. Despite having won in the first round, visitors do not have the guaranteed passage to the final of the King’s Cup. In this away game, coach Ernesto Valverde should draw the team in 4-4-2 privileging ball possession and the attacks through the wings: Coutinho should take one of the sides of Barcelona. Lionel Messi is one of the highlights of the Catalan attack, having scored 27 goals in various competitions. For this game the coach can not count on Vermaelen, Piqué and Digne, all injured.

Valencia vs Barcelona Predictions

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