Valencia vs Barcelona
KICK OFF: Sunday 7th October 2018 | 20:45 CET
LA LIGA WK8 | Estadio de Mestalla
Do Valencias misfiring strikeforce have any chance of penetrating the well-drilled defence of the mighty Barcelona?
Valencia are on a winless run this season with four draws and one loss; goals have just not been arriving. They drew blank in their last two league games and lost without scoring against Juventus in the Champions League. Valencia’s struggle stems from the lack of goals from summer signings Gameiro, Batshuayi, and Cheryshev; they are yet to find form in front of goal. It will be an uphill battle for this Valencia team to find the net against a solid Barcelona defence on current form.
Barcelona got a rare draw in their last match against Girona, but they have an opportunity to bounce back to winning ways in this fixture. They boast a substantial attacking force that that won’t stay silent throughout ninety minutes. Barca has faced and overcome a stronger Valencia side before, but it’s unlikely they will break their stride to defeat this Valencia team.
Backing Barcelona to win by some margin without a response would is the most likely outcome of this fixture.
Key Match Facts
- Valencia has not scored in each of their last three games.
- Barcelona are unbeaten against Valencia over their last six encounters (W5, D1).