Barcelona will face Valencia at Camp Nou Stadium in the 22nd Round of Spanish LaLiga. Barcelona against Valencia is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Barcelona is having a great season this year. They now stand at the leading position of LaLiga, passed Sevilla after losing the first leg at Copa del Rey and waiting for the matches at Champions League. They are showing great performances and players abilities, so they are favorites to take a trophy of LaLiga this year. Barcelona plays a very confident football, they connect flank defenders and, of course, super attackers. We are conducting the results, and especially when Real Madrid are now in a weak form, Barca has every chance to compete for all the cups.
Barcelona has a perfectly combined team, however, against nex opponent match will miss several of the mains squad players. Rafinha, S. Umtit, O. Dembele will miss the match due to injuries, and S. Busquets due to red card suspension.
Catalonians this season are great at shooting from the direct free kicks, finishing scoring chances, creating chances using through balls and creating chances through individual skills. They are likely to play possessional football with short passes. However, they are facing problems with stopping opponents from creating chances and defending against skillful players.
Valencia this year is struggling at LaLiga and now stand at 7th position with 3 points difference at 12th place. This season Valencia have a very weak form in away matches, moreover, they won only 3 matches from 10 and scored only 8 goals. Valencia has good players in the team, but they cannot find correct tactics and game. They need to achieve higher results and get into European cups. After the departure from the Champions League, they will play at Europa League playoffs, and maybe there they will fight for the title.
Valencia is great this season at attacking set pieces and creating chances down the wings, creating chances using through balls and creating scoring chances. They are likely to play with rotational first eleven, controlling the game and attacking through the middle. However, Valencia is facing problems with finishing scoring chances, avoiding fouling in dangerous areas, against long shots, and against skillful players.
Since the beginning of the year 2017, teams played six times in different competitions. Barcelona is a stronger team because they won four of these matches and played two times in draw.