Barcelona hosts Valencia in a game from the fourth round of the Spanish La Liga
The champion Barcelona hosts Valencia in a game from the fourth round of the Spanish La Liga. This match promises to be really interesting, so let’s check it out in our La Liga predictions.
The way Barca started the new season is a little bit shaky. The Catalans won just one of their three games so far, doing draws in the other two. That’s why right now Barcelona are 8th in La Liga with 5 points, being on 4 points behind the current leader Atletico Madrid.
In their last game Barcelona travelled to Pamplona to face the newcomer Osasuna. The young star Ansu Fati scored his first goal for the club, but the game ended with a 2-2 draw. The other goal for Los Cules in the match was scored by Arthur.
Once again Barcelona will be without the injured Lionel Messi, who is not ready to return on the pitch. The good news is that Luis Suarez has recovered from his injury, so most likely he’s going to start.
Valencia are approaching this game at the Camp Nou with a new manager. Marcelino was sacked during the week, being in conflict with the club’s owner. He was replaced by Barcelona’s ex-player Albert Celades, who is going to debut against his former club.
Right now Valencia are 10th in the table with 4 points won so far. In the previous round Los Che achieved their first win for the season, beating the newcomers Mallorca with 2-0 at the Mestalla. Both goals in the game were scored from penalty kicks, executed by Valencia’s captain Dani Parejo.
In our La Liga predictions we expect to see Valencia a little bit shaky after the sacking of Marcelino. For Celades it’s going to be hard to debut at the Camp Nou. Meanwhile Barca are without Messi, but still very dangerous.