Valencia vs Barcelona prediction, odds & betting tips – 16/12/2023

Valencia
16/12/23 - 20:00

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Valencia - Barcelona

Spain Primera Liga - Mestalla

Barcelona are at Mestalla on Saturday, hoping to bounce back from a pretty miserable week. Our Valencia vs Barcelona prediction and La Liga betting tips consider whether Los Che can inflict a third defeat in seven games on Xavi’s team. 

Valencia vs Barcelona prediction – Betting tips & odds

Both Teams to Score

  • Barcelona’s last two games have ended in 4-2 and 3-2 defeats.
  • 5 of their last 6 games in all competitions have seen both teams score.

Our Valencia vs Barcelona betting tips see goals in this game with Xavi’s team struggling badly in the defensive area against Girona and Antwerp over the past week.

Latest odds

Head to Head

05/03/23

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Barcelona

Barcelona

Valencia

Valencia

1

0

29/10/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

1

20/02/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Barcelona

Barcelona

1

4

17/10/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Barcelona

Barcelona

Valencia

Valencia

3

1

02/05/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

3

Last Five - Valencia

17/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Sevilla

Sevilla

Valencia

Valencia

0

0

D

10/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Las Palmas

Las Palmas

Valencia

Valencia

2

0

L

03/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Almeria

Almeria

Valencia

Valencia

1

2

W

28/01/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

Valencia

Valencia

2

0

L

20/01/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Valencia

Valencia

0

1

W

Last Five - Barcelona

21/02/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

it

Napoli

Barcelona

Barcelona

1

1

D

17/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

Barcelona

Barcelona

1

2

W

15/02/24

Others Others

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

0

D

11/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Granada

Granada

Barcelona

Barcelona

3

3

D

03/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

CD Alaves

CD Alaves

Barcelona

Barcelona

1

3

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.0%
  • AWAY: 4/6 (1.67) – 60.0%

The Valencia vs Barcelona odds make the away team the clear favourites despite their current flaws.

You can back the misfiring Robert Lewandowski to get back on track and score anytime at 6/5 (2.20), an implied probability of 45.5%. If you fancy the home team to get a result, Valencia-Draw Double Chance is available at 13/10 (2.30), a probability of 43.5%.

Valencia vs Barcelona prediction – Other tips

Valencia 1-2 Barcelona

  • Our Valencia vs Barcelona prediction considers that Barcelona have not won any of their last 16 matches by more than a single goal.
  • Valencia’s selection issues are also a factor which point towards an away win with two suspensions and a couple of key injuries.

Draw/Barcelona Half Time/Full Time

  • 67% of Barcelona’s league goals this term have come in the Second Half.
  • They’ve failed to score in the First Half in 50% of their league fixtures.

Valencia vs Barcelona team news

Valencia

The Valencia vs Barcelona lineups will be missing some key men on both sides. Javi Guerra and Gabriel Paulista are banned for the hosts after seeing red in defeat at Getafe last time out. Andre Almeida is injured while captain Jose Luis Gaya remains a doubt.

Predicted Lineup: Mamardashvili (GK), Yarek, Mosquera, Diakhaby, Correia, Pepelu, Ozkacar, Fran Perez, Diego Lopez, Foulquier, Duro

Barcelona

Barcelona are still missing Gavi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen to injuries that will keep them out until 2024. Iñigo Martinez will also be missing with a number of players set to return after midweek rests.

Predicted Lineup: Peña (GK), Cancelo, Christensen, Araujo, Kounde, Gundogan, De Jong, Pedri, Felix, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Valencia

Valencia
4-4-2
25
Giorgi Mamardashvili
ge
6
Hugo Guillamon
es
9
Hugo Duro
es
4
Mouctar Diakhaby
gn
21
Jesus Vazquez
es
18
Pepelu
es
17
Roman Yaremchuk
ua
23
Fran Perez
es
16
Diego Lopez Noguerol
es
3
Cristhian Mosquera
es
12
Thierry Correia
pt
Substitutes
30
Hugo Gonzalez
es
15
Cenk Ozkacar
tr
20
Dimitri Foulquier
gp
34
Yarek Gasiorowski
es
22
Alberto Mari
es
27
Pablo Gozalbez
es
7
Sergi Canos
es
1
Jaume Domenech
es
19
Selim Amallah
ma
13
Cristian Rivero
es

Barcelona

Barcelona
4-3-3
8
Pedri
es
3
Alejandro Balde
es
4
Ronald Araujo
uy
9
Robert Lewandowski
pl
14
Joao Felix
pt
11
Raphinha
br
22
Ilkay Gundogan
de
2
Joao Cancelo
pt
13
Inaki Pena
es
21
Frenkie De Jong
nl
23
Jules Kounde
fr
Substitutes
38
Marc Guiu
es
27
Lamine Yamal Nasraqui Ebana
es
39
Hector Fort
es
31
Diego Kochen
us
32
Fermin Lopez Marin
es
30
Marc Casado Torras
es
26
Ander Astralaga Aranguren
es
18
Oriol Romeu
es
20
Sergi Roberto
es
7
Ferran Torres
es
15
Andreas Christensen
dk
33
Pau Cubarsi
es

Player to watch – Ilkay Gundogan

The midfield is an area where Barcelona are currently seeking balance. Ilkay Gundogan, Pedri and Frenkie de Jong are currently the favoured trio but they could do little to stop a rampant Girona last weekend.

Gundogan is having to play a deeper role than we usually saw in Manchester and he’s registered 2 goals and 6 assists in all competitions so far for Barcelona.

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Mark Sochon

Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.