VAL vs BAR LIVE: The Bats are set to welcome the Blaugrana for the Round 25 fixture of the 2021/22 LaLiga season.
VAL vs BAR LIVE in LaLiga: When and Where will the match take place?
The match is scheduled to take place at Valencia’s home ground, Estadio Mestalla. The match is set to take place on the 20th of February (Sunday), 2022 at 8:45 pm IST.
VAL vs BAR LIVE in LaLiga: Live Streaming
The match will be available for the viewers LIVE on MTV India. The match will also be broadcast on Jio TV.
VAL vs BAR LIVE in LaLiga: Preview
The Bats are currently in the 12th spot in the LaLiga points table. They have 7 wins, 9 draws, and 8 losses in 24 LaLiga games this season. Valencia have won just 1 of their last 7 league games and would be looking to improve this stat.
The Blaugrana are currently in 4th position in LaLiga. They have 39 points from their 23 games which include 10 wins. Barcelona are unbeaten in their last eight LaLiga games. Hence, they would be confident going into the game against Valencia.
They will be without the services of Paulista and Cillessen owing to injuries. The rest of the team is fit and would be in contention to play the game.
Barcelona would be without the services of Fati, Balde, Lenglet, Depay, Araujo, Umtiti, and Roberto owing to injuries. The rest of the squad looks fit and would be in contention to start the game.
Giorgi Mamardashvili, Dimitri Foulquier, Mouctar Diakhaby, Omar Alderete, Jose Gaya, Carlos Soler, Ilaix Moriba, Hugo Guillamon, Bryan Gil, Hugo Duro, Goncalo Guedes
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Oscar Mingueza, Sergino Dest, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Nico Gonzalez, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
VAL vs BAR LIVE in LaLiga: Head to Head Stats
In the last 30 outings between the clubs since October 2010, Barcelona have 17 wins and Valencia have 4 wins. While 9 encounters have ended in draws.
VAL vs BAR LIVE in LaLiga: Players to watch out for
Goncalo Guedes (Valencia):
The Portuguese forward has scored 9 goals and provided 5 assists in 24 LaLiga games this season. Goncalo Guedes has been very involved in his team’s play and is the highest scorer of the team in LaLiga this season. Hence he would be the go-to player for his team against the Blaugrana.
Ferran Torres (Barcelona):
The Spaniard has been crucial for manager Xavi Hernandez since arriving in January. Ferran Torres has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in all competitions. Hence, the in-form forward would be the key player for Barcelona against Valencia.
VAL vs BAR LIVE in LaLiga: Dream 11 team
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defenders: Alba, Garcia, Gaya, Foulquier
Midfielders: Soler, F. De Jong (VC), Traore, Busquets
Forwards: Guedes, F. Torres(C)
The Twelfth Man Times Prediction: Valencia 1-2 Barcelona
Barcelona have the head-to-head stats firmly on their side. Valencia are not in the best of form while the Blaugrana have rediscovered their mojo. Hence, we predict Barcelona to get the victory over their opponents.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.