Valencia and Barcelona lock horns in Round 25 of the 2021-22 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 20 February 2022. The match venue is Estadio Mestalla, Valencia.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Valencia vs Barcelona (February 20) game are available in this article. A preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups is up next.
Valencia vs Barcelona latest odds on betting sites
Valencia to win odds are priced at 3.60 (+260 American; 13/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 2.05 (+105; 21/20).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Valencia — 27%, draw — 28%, Barcelona — 55%.
Latest betting odds on Valencia vs Barcelona (20 February 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Asian handicap (+0.5) on Valencia — 1.88 (-114; 50/57)
- Asian handicap (-0.5) on Barcelona — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Valencia vs Barcelona match preview and statistics
Valencia are 12th in the league table with 30 points and a -2 goal difference. They have a win, two draws and two losses in their last five matches. Los Chen lost 1-2 to Deportivo Alaves in their last game.
Mamadou Loum Ndiaye gave Alaves the lead in the 14th minute of the first half with a right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner. Goncalo Guedes equalized in the 62nd minute of the second half from the spot.
He converted the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Joselu scored the game winner for the hosts in the 76th minute from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Top stats: 60% possession, 1.35 expected goals (xG), nine total shots, one big chance, four shots on target, 261 accurate passes, 71% pass accuracy, 17 fouls committed, two offsides, nine corners, three yellow cards.
Valencia team news: Gabriel Paulista and Jasper Cillessen are unavailable due to injuries.
Barcelona are fourth in the league table with 39 points and a +11 goal difference. They have two wins and two draws in their last four games. Barca drew 1-1 with Napoli in their last match in the Europa League on Thursday.
Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring right before half of an hour. His first shot was saved well by Ter Stegen but the Poland midfielder followed up and smashed the ball into the top of the net. Ferran Torres made it 1-1 in the 60th minute with a penalty goal. He dispatched the penalty with ease to the bottom left corner, sending Meret the wrong way.
Team statistics: 67% possession, 1.99 expected goals (xG), five shots on target, 21 total shots, two big chances, 657 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, one offside, five corners.
La Blaugrana drew 2-2 with Espanyol in their last league match. Pedri opened the scoring in the match, they drew the match thanks to a late goal from Luuk de Jong.
Barcelona team news: Ansu Fati, Alex Balde, Clement Lenglet, Ronald Araujo, Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto are sidelined due to injuries.
Valencia vs Barcelona H2H
Barcelona have two wins and a draw in the previous three meetings against Valencia. Both teams met in October last year, Barca won 3-1 at Camp Nou. Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay and Phillipe Coutinho scored for La Blaugrana, while Jose Gaya scored for Los Che.
Valencia vs Barcelona lineups and key players
Valencia projected starting lineup:
- Giorgi Mamardashvili
- Thierry Correia
- Mouctar Diakhaby
- Eray Comert
- Jose Gaya
- Hugo Guillamon
- Yunus Musa
- Carlos Soler
- Bryan Gil
- Goncalo Guedes
- Maximiliano Gomez
Goncalo Guedes is the key player to watch out for. He has 14 goal contributions, with nine goals and five assists in La Liga this season. He scored a goal in their last match against Deportivo Alaves.
Barcelona projected starting lineup:
- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
- Sergino Dest
- Gerard Pique
- Eric Garcia
- Jordi Alba
- Sergio Busquets
- Frenkie de Jong
- Ferran Torres
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Adama Traore
The key player to watch out for is Ferran Torres. He has four goal involvements, two goals and two assists since joining Barcelona in January. Torres scored the equalizer in their last match against Napoli. The Spanish winger has two assists in three league games and looks forward to scoring his first league goal in this match.
Valencia vs Barcelona predictions and betting tips
Valencia don’t have a win in their last three games, with two draws and a loss in their last match, while Barcelona have drawn their previous two games. They played well against Napoli but couldn’t find the back of the net more than once, with Torres missing chances even though he converted the penalty.
Barca are in good form ahead of this match, all that is left is their finishing. If they can be more dangerous in the box, they’ll win games comfortably. This game is important because they are in the top 4 because of the goal difference. Every win is important and points count.
Predictions for this match are Barcelona to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Barcelona have won the previous two matches against Valencia. Both teams have totalled over 2.5 goals in their last three meetings and have scored each. Neither of them have kept clean sheets in their last two games.
Betting prediction: Barcelona to win
Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)