Valencia face Barcelona in Round 12 of the 2022-23 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 29 October 2022. The match venue is Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia.
Latest odds on betting sites
Valencia to win odds are priced at 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.30 (+330; 33/10), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 1.57 (-175; 4/7).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Valencia — 20%, draw — 23%, Barcelona — 57%.
Latest betting odds on Valencia vs Barcelona (29 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Asian handicap (+1.0) on Valencia — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
- Asian handicap (-1.0) on Barcelona — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Match preview and statistics
Valencia have one win in their last five matches, with three draws and a loss. They are ninth in the league table with 15 points and a +5 goal difference. Los Che lost 1-2 to Mallorca in the previous match.
Edinson Cavani scored in the 52nd minute from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal. Vedat Muriqi equalized with the penalty in the 66th minute, and Kang-In Lee scored the winner in the 83rd minute for Mallorca.
Team statistics: 68% possession, 1.16 expected goals, 13 total shots, three shots on target, one big chance, 464 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, five corners and three yellow cards.
Valencia team news: Jaume and Samuel Castillejo are sidelined due to injuries.
Barcelona have two wins, a draw and two losses in their last five matches. They are second in the league table with 28 points and a +24 goal difference. La Blaugrana lost 0-3 to Bayern Munich in their previous match in the UCL.
They had 52% possession, 0.69 expected goals, nine total shots, zero shots on target, 423 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, two corners and one yellow card.
Barca beat Athletic Bilbao 4-nil in their last game. Dembele, Roberto, Lewandowski and Ferran were the goal scorers.
Barcelona team news: Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen and Memphis Depay are sidelined due to injuries.
Valencia vs Barcelona H2H
Barcelona have won the last three matches against Valencia. They won 4-1 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Valencia projected starting lineup:
- Giorgi Mamardashvili
- Thierry Correia
- Mouctar Diakhaby
- Gabriel Paulista
- Jose Gaya
- Hugo Guillamon
- Yunus Musa
- Andre Almeida
- Justin Kluivert
- Edinson Cavani
- Samuel Lino
Edinson Cavani is the key player to watch out for. He scored a goal from the penalty spot in their last match against Mallorca. Cavani has four goals and an assist in six league games.
Barcelona projected starting lineup:
- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
- Hector Bellerin
- Marcus Alonso
- Jules Kounde
- Alex Balde
- Sergio Busquets
- Pablo Gavi
- Ousmane Dembele
- Robert Lewandowski
- Ansu Fati
Robert Lewandowski is the key player to watch out for. He is La Liga’s top scorer with 12 goals and four assists in 11 matches. Lewandowski has three goals and two assists in the last three league games.
Prediction and betting tips
Valencia have gone winless for three straight games, with only one win in five games. Barca have won two straight games in the league. La Blaugrana have the upper hand in the previous meetings. They have won three straight h2h games.
The predictions for this game are Barcelona to win (-1.0), and over 2.5 goals. Barca are better than Valencia all round at the moment, which makes them favourites to win. Both teams have scored at least four goals in their last four meetings.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.0) on Barcelona
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.61 (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional)
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