Barcelona hosts Real Valladolid in a match from the 11th round
The champion and current leader in La Liga’s standings Barcelona hosts Real Valladolid in a match from the 11th round of the league. We will discuss this clash at the majestic Camp Nou in our La Liga predictions for today.
Barca are approaching this game well rested, because their El Classico against Real Madrid on Saturday wast postponed because of the political pressure in Catalonia. Even with a game in hand, Los Cules continue to lead the standings with 19 points won so far, being on par with Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona’s last game was in Wednesday, when the Catalans visited Prague to face Slavia Praha in the Champions League. Ernesto Valverde’s team won the game with 2-1, but the way Barca performed led to a huge criticism by the press and the fans. There are more and more speculations now that this is going to be Ernesto Valverde’s last season at the Camp Nou. It’s rumoured that the club legend Ronald Koeman will replace him at helm.
Ousmane Dembele remains suspended for Barcelona for this game against Real Valladolid on Tuesday. According to the press, the youngster Ansu Fati could return on the pitch for this match.
Real Valladolid are 8th in La Liga at the moment, having a decent start of the campaign. Right now they have 14 points in their record, losing just two of their matches so far – the same number as Barcelona.
In their last five matches Real Valladolid are unbeaten – two wins and three draws. This is a sign that for Barca it won’t be easy on Tuesday. In their last game Valladolid achieved a 2-0 win at home against Eibar. Sergi Guardiola and Salisu Karim scored for Sergio’s team.
That’s our La Liga predictions for the match between Barcelona and Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. There’s a little doubt who is the favourite here, but be aware of Valladolid’s fine form at the moment.