FC Barcelona vs Real Valladolid Spain La Liga Match Preview Soccer Picks
The first of the midweek games in La Liga comes from Mendizorrotza. It sees an FC Barcelona side that is currently hovering just above the relegation zone take on Real Valladolid who are hoping to put together the kind of winning streak that would confirm they are firmly on the right track after a summer of change in the red and white half of the capital.
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|FC Barcelona||Lines||Real Valladolid|
|-769 (-118)||Spread||+2100 (-102)|
|Over 3.5 (-108)||Total||Under 3.5 (-111)|
|FC Barcelona||Concensus||Real Valladolid|
|Over 0%||Total||Under 0%|
|FC Barcelona||Score and stat||Real Valladolid|
|FC Barcelona -769|
Barcelona have been beaten just once in their last 59 home La Liga games, an incredible run dating back to September 2016 when Alaves pulled off a shock 1-2 triumph. Real Betis are the only side to turn over the Catalan giants since (3-4, November 2018) and Barca have otherwise won 49 and drawn nine in front of their own supporters over the course of the last three years.
Civil unrest in Catalonia led to the disappointing yet understandable postponement of El Clasico on Friday evening, leaving Barcelona with a few days off after their hard fought 1-2 Champions League success away to Slavia Prague in midweek.
Barcelona were knocked off the top of the table by Granada on Sunday but they will be determined to ensure normal service is resumed here. Barça have been dominant at home so far this term, winning all 4 league games at Camp Nou and scoring 4 goals per game on average.
Luis Suárez has scored a second-half brace in alternate home matches (in all competitions), accounting for Barcelona’s last two goals on each day.
Barcelona is ranked on the 2nd place in the standings with 90 points, 116 goals scored and 37 goals received in the last 38 leaguegames.
|Luis Suárez FC Barcelona Key Player|
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|Real Valladolid +2100|
Valladolid emerged 2-0 winners from that fixture to climb up to 8th in the La Liga table, and the Castille and Leon outfit have to be commended for the progress they have made so far this term after narrowly beating the drop in 2018/19.
The visitors are expected to lose comfortably, but of their four goals conceded across two LL away defeats this term (W2, D2, L2), none have arrived before the 75th minute mark. By extension, Real Valladolid’s last seven goals conceded in the course of a league defeat away have been shipped beyond the hour mark.
Valladolid will likely count on Óscar Plano for a result, as he has been the last scorer in both of his team’s LL away wins this term.
Valladolid will be content to sit much deeper and they can take confidence from having avoided defeat against both of the Madrid giants already this term. This will certainly be their toughest test yet but there is no real pressure on them after their weekend victory pushed them into the lofty heights of 8th place
|Óscar Plano Real Valladolid Key Player|
|Following their 2-0 victory at Espanyol on MD7, Real Valladolid will be looking to win two back to back trips to Catalonia in the top flight for the first time in their history.|
|Barcelona have kept three clean sheets in their last three LaLiga games (W3) last keeping four consecutive shut outs in the competition in December 2018.|
|Real Valladolid have only won two of their 43 away LaLiga matches against Barcelona (D6 L35), with their last such victory coming in November 1997 (2-1).|
|Barcelona have won 10 of their last 11 LaLiga clashes with Real Valladolid, losing the other in March 2014 (0-1 at José Zorrilla).|
|The Pick: FC Barcelona -769, Under 3.5|