Real Valladolid vs Barcelona: Schedule, Preview, Head to Head

Real Valladolid vs Barcelona
Spain - La Liga
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Start at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Place: José Zorrilla Stadium.

The Catalans continue with their streak of inconsistency, which has caused an increase in tension both in the dressing room and between the players and the coach.

They have had one of their worst starts to a league campaign, and hope that Lionel Messi will extend a contract is slowly diminishing.

Ronald Koeman needs a big win at any cost to get things back on track, and it is vitally important that he has a stable career by the time a new club president is elected in January.

It is no secret to anyone that almost all strong candidates openly flirt with Xavi Hernández, and for the Dutchman to maintain his position, the next four weeks are crucial.

Taking into account that Barça will face Pucela this Tuesday, eighteenth classified, we can count on the desperate titan to give his 100% on the pitch. They need a high scoring victory and of course Sergio González's men seem like the perfect prey.

Expect Barcelona to make the most of this easy match and get a convincing victory.

Valladolid vs Barcelona: Head to Head (h2h)

The Catalans have a four-win streak.
They had also won 12 of the previous 13 overall games and had recorded 32 of the previous 36 victories.
They have only conceded one goal in the last four games, but have scored three or more goals in five of the previous ten games.

Valladolid vs Barcelona: Prediction

Pucela drew 1-1 on the road the last day against Sevilla. Meanwhile, Koeman's men were limited to a 2-2 draw last week, at home.

Moving on, Gonzalez's men had not won in 14 of their previous 18 overall games, one of these being against Osasuna, ranked 20, and another victory against a lower division team.

Note that they also have an embarrassing h2h record against this rival over the years and as of now they are ranked 18th on the table.

They were undefeated in 15 of their last 20 games in total, and three of the five defeats during this stretch were against Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Juventus.

With these stats in mind, expect injured Barcelona to get a resounding victory this Tuesday. 

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