Valencia vs Barcelona | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 12
LaLiga started with a bang this season, and some teams are seeing much more positive results than expected. For some others, getting a place that allows them to access the Champions or Europa League has been a little more difficult. And while this is just the beginning, we can see who the favorites for the title are. Valencia vs Barcelona will see a Barca that, as of its sixth game, had almost double the points that Valencia has earned to date.
No doubt it will be an exciting match in which Barcelona will not come looking for a truce. Meanwhile, Valencia will be looking to prove that the readjustments in the team are paying off.
Valencia vs Barcelona Pits One Club on a Winning Streak against Another in Need of Victories
With New Signings and Major Adjustments Done, Valencia Is Confident in Its Team
Valencia kicked off LaLiga with a narrow win over a Girona side that is struggling in the middle of the table. With this, they signed a fruitful start to the season.
However, the rest of the season has otherwise been elusive for them, and in their subsequent matches, they suffered two consecutive defeats. There, the whole team was already faltering, and the chances of success were already slipping away.
Subsequently, they added two more victories, anchoring them in the middle of the table, where they look comfortable for now. Their squad is ready to keep fighting, knowing they have more than twenty chances ahead of them.
Of course, performance to date is not definitive, but it is clear that, as the tournament progresses and some clubs pull ahead, Valencia risks falling behind if it doesn’t post more wins.
Barca Will not Be Willing to Give in This Valencia vs Barcelona
Until their match against Elche, Barcelona had not been defeated. Moreover, they were also the club that had scored the most goals, and they are also the club that conceded the fewest goals. Therefore, their goal average also benefits them greatly.
They have one of the best squads of any European team. Since the arrival of Robert Lewandowski, they seem to have managed to overcome the loss of their former star, Lionel Messi. He is the current top scorer in LaLiga with eight goals to his name as of matchday 6.
Meanwhile, players like Pedri are also key to what the club is achieving so far. And the contract renewal of their youth jewel, Gavi, is also paying dividends for Barca.
The Blaugranas now want to continue with their string of victories, allowing them to be one step away from the leadership. They know that if they take advantage of the Valencia vs. Barcelona game, they will close the gap on Real Madrid before the clásico that’s coming up on October 16 at the Santiago Bernabéu.
What Can We Glean from Previous Valencia vs Barcelona Games?
Let’s look at the two most recent games that saw these two teams face off.
The first, on October 17, 2021, ended 1-3 in favor of Barcelona. José Luis Gayá scored for Valencia, and Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, and Phillippe Coutinho scored for Barca.
The second Valencia vs Barcelona match was on February 20 of this year. It ended 1-4 in favor of Barca. The goals were scored by Carlos Soler, Pierre Aubameyang (x3), and De Jong.
In both matches, there was a marked superiority of the Club Culé over The Blanquinegros. Even if last season Barca was recovering from their best form in years.
CXSports Prediction for Valencia vs Barcelona this October 30
Our analysis indicated that Barca will end up defeating Valencia, with the most likely score being 3-0.
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