Barcelona will try to bet back to winning when visiting Valencia at the Estadio de Mestalla on Saturday in a match from the 17th round of La Liga. Our preview here comes with our free soccer predictions for tomorrow’s matches.
Barca had a disappointing fixture last weekend when the Catalans suffered a 2-4 loss at home against the leader Girona. For Xavi’s team this was an opportunity to move closer to top, but they conceded four times and had to accept that Girona were better. Robert Lewandowski and Ilkay Gundogan scored for Barcelona, but that’s everything they could have done against the leaders.
Now Xavi could try to rotate the line-up against Valencia. Ferran Torres or Lamine Yamal could return in the starting eleven while Alejandro Balde and Fermin Lopez are among the options for the manager, too.
Barcelona are worried of Robert Lewandowski’s poor form since the start of the season. Despite scoring one of the goals against Girona, Lewandowski is not playing at his usual levels. Now the fans wonder – can he improve and help the team until the end of the season?
Valencia are 11th in the La Liga standings with 19 points won since the beginning of the season. Their record so far shows 5 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. What’s problematic is their current shape – Los Che suffered three defeats in their last four games.
Last week Valencia conceded their 7th loss for the season. Ruben Baraja’s boys had to finish with 9 men on the pitch the game against Rayo Vallecano. The match ended with a 1-0 win for the hosts.
Gabriel Paulista and Javi Guerra will miss the home game against Barcelona on Saturday. Both of them were sent off against Getafe last week.
That’s the free soccer predictions for tomorrow’s matches between Valencia and Barcelona. Good luck with this one!