Barcelona will look for back-to-back victories in La Liga when they travel to the Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla to take on the newcomers Valladolid on Saturday night. Valladolid managed a hard-fought 0-0 draw on the road at Girona at the weekend, despite the fact they had just one shot on target. On the contrary, Barcelona began their La Liga title defence in style, beating Alaves 3-0 at home thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi and a goal from Coutinho. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Valladolid’s form over the past three months have been impressive, as they have lost just two of their last 15 games across all competitions. At home, Valladolid are undefeated in their last seven home fixtures, winning four in the process. Surprisingly, Valladolid managed to beat Barca 1-0 at home in their most recent meeting with the Catalans.
Meanwhile, Barcelona did well to win their first two official fixtures of the season, registering back-to-back victories against Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup and Alaves in La Liga. Away from home, the Catalan giants have endured a mixed run of form over the past seven months, registering three defeats, five draws and seven defeats in their last 15 trips.
Barcelona should be able to grab three easy points here as they looked very well-organized at both ends so far this season. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate the Asian Handicap -1.5, -2.0 on Barcelona at odds 1.65.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Asian Handicap -1.5, -2.0 on Barcelona at odds 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
Valladolid have enjoyed a great run of form over the past few months, but they haven’t faced stronger opponents in this term. This will be the first La Liga test for them and taking on the defending champions seems to be an impossible job. Barca looked amazing in this early part of the season and their win against Alaves at the weekend have been flawless despite the fact they need 45 minutes to score the first goal. Our preview expect Asian Handicap -1.5, -2.0 on Barcelona at odds 1.65.
Valladolid to win at odds 13.00
Valladolid vs Barcelona Draw at odds 7.50
Barcelona to win at odds 1.16
Correct Score odds
Valladolid looked very solid at the back over the past month, keeping a clean sheet in five of their last seven fixtures. However, they face a Barcelona team that have allowed just one goal in their most recent three games, while scoring eight. Our correct score anticipate Barcelona to win 3-0 at odds 7.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Barcelona to win 3-0 at odds 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
We still fancy goals in this one despite the fact that both looked good at the back over the past few months. Four of the last five meetings between these two have seen more than three goals. In addition, Barcelona have netted at least two goals in eight of their last ten fixtures. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 1.44.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lionel Messi begin the new La Liga season in style, scoring a brace against Alaves at the weekend. The Argentine superstar has scored over 20 goals in each of Barcelona’s last ten seasons in La Liga and we expect him to do the same thing this year. Our first goalscorer prediction is Lionel Messi at odds -.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lionel Messi at odds -[/bet_tip_now]
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