Barcelona will play Valencia at Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday evening, with both teams looking for a win to improve on indifferent starts to the new season.
Both teams have four points from their opening three games, with a win, a draw and a loss apiece. It leaves the pair of them already five points adrift of early table-toppers Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona’s biggest concern is the continued absence of Lionel Messi, with the Argentinean maestro still to make a competitive appearance this season after picking up a pre-season calf injury. On a more positive note, it has been suggested in Spain that Luis Suarez could feature in the Barca squad after an Achilles tendon injury.
Barcelona vs Valencia Betting Lines & Prediction
Looking at Barcelona vs Valencia betting predictions for this game, the continued absence of Lionel Messi can’t really be overstated in terms of the impact it has on Barca. However, they still look to have enough about them to be able to defeat Valencia here with the home advantage.
In the Match Result betting lines, Barcelona is -200 (1.50) with 888Sport, with the betting line on the draw at +336 (4.36) with Sports Interaction and Valencia to win available at odds of +660 (7.00) at bet365.
For our La Liga betting prediction in this game we’ll go to the ‘Match Result & Both Teams to Score’ (BTTS) market, where ‘Barcelona & Yes’ is available at +188 (2.88) with Betway.
In the Correct Score betting odds, a 2-1 win for Barcelona can be backed at odds of +701 (8.01) with Sports Interaction. In the Anytime Goalscorer markets, the French international Antoine Griezmann looks the best bet at +111 (2.11) with Sports Interaction.
La Liga Predictions: Match Result & Both Teams to Score (BTTS) – Barcelona & Yes @ +188 (2.88) with Betway