class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The 26-time La Liga champions have struggled defensively this season and there looks to be value in opposing them to keep a clean sheet on Tuesday
Barcelona travel to the Estadio Jose Zorilla on Tuesday night to face Valladolid in La Liga, with Ronald Koeman’s men desperate to turn the tide of negative results this season.
The Blaugrana have dropped points in seven of their 13 matches this term, with Saturday the latest occasion after being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Valencia.
Valladolid, meanwhile, have turned a corner in terms of form in the last few weeks and come into the game following a morale-boosting late draw at Sevilla.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Latest Odds
The Catalans have not won away from home since October 1, with their last four matches on the road bringing three defeats and a draw.
Despite that poor run, Barca are priced at 2/5 (1.40) with bet365 to pick up three points, with the hosts offered at 13/2 (7.50) and the draw at 15/4 (4.75).
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Team News
Barca remain without long-term absentees Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto, although they could welcome back Ousmane Dembele after he returned to full training.
The hosts are without defender Kiko Olivas and Saidy Janko, while fellow defender Joaquin Fernandez is also doubtful.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Preview
Having failed to win any of their opening eight matches, Valladolid have recorded victories in three of their last six games and produced some strong performances.
Their only defeat since November 2 came by a 2-0 scoreline away to Atletico Madrid, where Sergio Gonzalez’s side competed impressively despite the loss
Los Pucelanos have scored in six of their seven home league games this term and while they are not one of the division’s more prolific outfits, Valladolid look dangerous enough to find the back of the net on Tuesday evening.
Indeed, Barcelona have conceded in nine of their last 11 domestic games, including each of the last four on the road with the presence of Pique being clearly missed.
The only other senior centre-back in the squad is out-of-form Clement Lenglet, with his partner likely to be one of the inexperienced Oscar Minguez or Ronald Araujo.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score is offered at 3/4 (1.75) which should be of interest, while Valladolid to open the scoring at 5/2 (3.50) could also appeal given that Barca have conceded the first goal in eight league matches during the current campaign.
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