class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>This is a fixture that generally produces entertainment and Goal is backing the Blaugrana's trip to Mestalla to serve up more goals this weekend
Barcelona travel to Valencia on Sunday with Ronald Koeman’s side aiming to regain momentum in the La Liga title race.
The Blaugrana missed the chance to go top of the table on Thursday night after conceding twice in the second half to suffer a first ever home defeat at the hands of Granada, and they can ill-afford another slip-up this weekend.
Valencia vs Barcelona Latest Odds
The hosts come into the game with their top-flight status yet to be confirmed and a difficult campaign for Los Che sees them sitting just six points above the relegation zone with five matches left to play.
Javi Gracia’s side have won only eight of their 33 games this term, with six of those victories coming at home, and another success is priced at 6/1 (7.00) by bet365.
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Barca have the best away record in the division with 11 wins from their 16 games on the road and are offered at 9/25 (1.36) with the draw at 9/2 (5.50) .
Valencia vs Barcelona Team News
Both sides have relatively few injury concerns with, Valencia’s only possible playing missing likely to be full-back Thierry Correia who is a doubt with a knee problem.
Koeman continues to be without long-term absentees Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati, while Martin Braithwaite is also sidelined.
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Valencia’s wretched campaign stems from an extremely poor away record, with the side having picked up two points from the previous possible 27.
If their form on the road had matched their results at Mestalla, Javi Gracia’s side would be pushing for a European place because they are unbeaten in eight games in theit home stadium.
Valencia have competed admirably against the top sides in the division at home, beating Real Madrid 4-1 and only going down to late goals against both Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.
Despite their turbulent season, Los Che should be able to take the game to a Barca side who are looking increasingly tired as they limp towards the finish line and try to regain La Liga title.
Valencia vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/5 (1.80) looks like an excellent selection.
This bet has paid out in four of the last five competitive meetings between the sides, including back in December when they played out an eventful 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou.
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