Barcelona vs. Real Valladolid Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-11-2020
Barcelona (23-7-5) vs. Real Valladolid (8-15-12)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 13:30 ET
Venue: Estadio José Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain
The Line: Barcelona -303/ Draw +384/ Real Valladolid +799; O/U 2.75
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Spanish La Liga league action continues this weekend as Barcelona (WWDDW) takes on Real Valladolid (LWDDD) in round 36 at the Estadio José Zorrilla in Valladolid.
Barcelona’s opportunity of claiming the title for the third time in a row was snapped after conceding two stalemates in a row against Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid. Barcelona is coming into this game in the second position with 76 points, one point behind Real Madrid, who still has an outstanding match. So far, Barcelona has recorded 23 wins, 7 draws, and 5 losses. In their last time out, Barcelona recorded a lucky lone goal win against bottom-placed Espanyol to extend their unbeaten run to 9 matches. In the match, Barcelona’s forward, Ansu Fati, and Espanyol’s Lol Lozano, were sent off the match after receiving a red card for foul tackle. However, Luiz Suarez netted the only goal for Barcelona in the 56th-minute. Barcelona recorded 74% ball possession and 9 goal attempts.
Key players to watch in Barcelona’s squad are Antonio Griezmann and Lionel Messi. Messi has now collected five assists and one goal in his last four outings, 24 shots and 4 on-target, 18 chances created, and 23 crosses. So far, Messi has sported 22 goals and 19 assists, the highest in the league. Marc-Andre ter Stegen will make his 32nd goalkeeping appearance for Barca in this match. The German goalie is ranked 6th in the league and has conceded 34 goals, an average of 1.03 goals allowed per 90 minutes. He has recorded 72 saves and 12 clean sheets.
In contrast, Real Valladolid has won only 5 games out of 22 games since the beginning of 2020. Real Valladolid occupies the 14th position with 39 points. Coming into this game, Real Valladolid has recorded 8 wins, 15 draws and 12 losses. In their last time out, the hosts recorded their second loss since league restart after suffering a narrow defeat against Valencia. In the game, Maximiliano Gomez got on the scoreboard after netting an opener for Valencia in the 30th minute. Just 2 minutes into the 2nd-half, Victor Garcia scored a rebound to secure an equalizer for Valladolid. Finally, Kangin Lee scored a late winning goal for Valencia after unleashing a magnificent shot past Jordi Masip to record a 2-1 lead over Real Valladolid, who recorded 41% ball possession and 11 goal attempts.
Key players leading Real Valladolid’s forward grouping are Sergi Guardiola and Enes Unal. Both Valladolid forwards have scored 6 goals and 4 assists each in 32 appearances. Enes Ünal has seen three of his four La Liga home goals this term act as ‘Goal 2’ in their respective games. Jordi Masip will be in front of the net for Real Valladolid. Ranking next to Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Masip has recorded 80 saves, 11 clean sheets, and 36 conceded goals, an average of 1.09 goals allowed per 90 minutes.
In their last 12 meetings, Barcelona recorded 11 wins and lost to Real Valladolid only once, in 2014. In their recent La Liga meetings, Barcelona thrashed Valladolid by 5-1, with Lionel Messi securing a brace for Barcelona. Real Valladolid has a quite awful away game record, recording only 4 wins out of 17 home games, which puts them in the 18th position. Since the start of February, Barcelona has lost only once in six La Liga away games and recorded a 50% win. Overall, Barcelona has won 7 out of 17 away games.
Coach: Quique Setién
Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Players: Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Nelson Semedo, C. Lenglet, S. Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antonio Griezmann
Coach: Sergio González
Goalkeeper: Jordi Masip
Players: Javi Moyano, Garcia Carnero, Javi Sanchez, Joaquin, Hervias, Toni Villa, R. Alcaraz, Fede, Enes Unal and Sergi Guardiola
Prediction: Take Barcelona -303
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