Valencia v Barcelona last five H2Hs: Is another away win on the cards?

Valencia take on Barcelona on Saturday 16 December in La Liga with both teams needing a victory for different reasons. Unfortunately for the home side, the Valencia v Barcelona last five H2Hs suggest that the three points will be heading back to Catalonia on Saturday, although Xavi's men have lost two on the bounce in all competitions so perhaps this is a good time to play them.

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Barcelona have won their last five h2hs against Valencia – Photo by Icon sport

Valencia v Barcelona H2H record

The Valencia v Barcelona rivalry is one steeped in history with the first Valencia vs Barcelona H2H occurring over 100 years ago. In total, there have been 225 meetings between the two clubs, who between them boast a combined 33 La Liga titles.

  • Valencia Wins: 59
  • Draws: 56
  • Barcelona Wins: 110

Barcelona have dominated the H2H over the years with the Catalan outfit boasting nearly twice as many wins as Valencia. Despite that, Valencia have got the better of Barcelona in the biggest matches between the two sides, including the Champions League semi-finals in 2000 and the Copa del Rey final in 2019.

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İlkay Gündoğan will play Valencia for the first time as a Barcelona player on Saturday – Photo by Icon sport

Valencia v Barcelona last five H2Hs

Valencia 2-3 Barcelona – 2nd May 2021

Barcelona travelled to Valencia in May 2021 with the title still in touching distance. Ronald Koeman's side were trying to chase down Atletico Madrid at the top of the table but needed to win at the Mestalla to keep the pressure on and that's exactly what they did. After a drab first half, Valencia took the lead shortly after the break but the goal kicked Messi and co into gear. By the 70th minute, Barcelona were 3-1 up and saw the game out despite a late Valencia consolation.

Barcelona 3-1 Valencia – 17th October 2021

After failing to win La Liga in 20/21, the pressure was on Ronald Koeman at the beginning of the 21/22 season to deliver the goods. After an iffy start to the season, Barcelona faced Valencia at the Camp Nou and found themselves a goal down again after just five minutes. Ansu Fati inspired the Barcelona comeback with the youngster scoring the equaliser and winning his side a penalty to allow them to take the lead just before half time.

Valencia 1-4 Barcelona – 20th February 2022

One of Barcelona's biggest wins at the Mestalla came in February 2022. The match was Xavi's first away match at Valencia as the Barcelona manager and it couldn't have gone any better with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting a hat-trick just three weeks after signing for the club from Arsenal. The win helped Barca to a second-placed finish while Valencia finished in midtable.

Valencia 0-1 Barcelona – 29th October 2022

The 2022/23 season started off excellently for Barcelona in what was Xavi's first full season as manager. Coming into the match, Barca were 2nd in La Liga with 28 points from 11 games but knew a win would take them to the top of the tree. Barcelona failed to hit their best form throughout the match and just when it looked like it was going to end in a goalless draw, Robert Lewandowski popped up with a 94th minute to earn his team a valuable three points.

Barcelona 1-0 Valencia – 5th March 2023

The most recent Valencia v Barcelona H2H took place in March 2023 with Barcelona chasing their first league title in four years. The home side took the lead via a Raphinha header and then were given a penalty to double their lead just after half time. Ferran Torres missed the spot kick and then just minutes later Ronald Araujo was sent off which led to Barca hanging on to their one-goal lead for the remaining half an hour. Two months later, Barca were crowned champions.

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Raphinha got the winner in the last Valencia v barcelona h2h – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski had a great first season at Barcelona last term scoring 23 league goals to help the club to their first La Liga title in four years. The Pole hasn't been as good so far this season and has only scored three goals in his last 12 for Barcelona.

With Barcelona seven points off the pace, there is an acceptance that Lewandowski will need to get back to his best if they are to successfully defend their title. Last season, he scored a hugely important last-minute winner at the Mestalla and something similar could breathe new life into both his and Barcelona's seasons.

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Robert Lewandowski will be the key man for Barcelona on Saturday – Photo by Icon Sport

Key trend

The Valencia v Barcelona last five H2Hs tell us that Barcelona should feel supremely confident coming into this match. They seem to have a psychological advantage over their opponents with Valencia's last victory over Barcelona coming in 2020. We are going for an away win but for both teams to score.

For more tips, check out our in-depth Valencia vs Barcelona prediction.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.