October 17, 2021. 22:00. Barcelona. “Camp Nou”.
La Liga 2021-22. Round 9
Barcelona – Valencia
Where to look for: MEGOGO
invalid: Omar Alderta (Valencia)
injured: Ronald Araujo, Federy, Martin Braithwaite – Thierry Corriere, Tony Lato
questionable: Osman Dembele, Sergio Aguero – Cristiano Piccini
Barcelona – Valencia: Gambling Odds
The break for international games, in my opinion, should have benefited Blaugrance in general and Ronald Koeman in particular. The coach was given the opportunity to breathe a little, as they say, analyze the recent failures and think about how to avoid past mistakes in the future.
The Catalans’ September did not work out. The trouble started with a home game of the Champions League, and lost in a disparaging way to Bayern Munich with a score of 0: 3, followed by two completely optional draws – 0: 0 in Cadiz and 1: 1 in the Camp Nou against the farthest from the strongest “Granada”. The Barcelona players managed to cheer themselves up a bit in the 3-0 win against Levante, but this local success came in the wake of new failures.
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In the second game of the Champions League, Ronald Koeman’s team also lost 0: 3. But losing to Bayern is one thing, and a completely different story – to fly in with almost no chance for the much more modest Portuguese Benfica. Of course, he realized that Luke de Jong at least one of his moments in Lisbon, everything could have happened differently, but we have what we have. A few days later, “Barcelona” again lost its dryness, unable to do anything with “Atletico” in general and Luis Suarez in particular. El Fistolero first assisted Tom Lamar, and then with the French transfer doubled the advantage of a “mattress”. And again, “Blaugranas” had good opportunities to direct the game in another direction, but again the execution failed.
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Jose Bordeaux’s team is fit for battle at the Camp Nou, having as many points as its future rival, who nevertheless played one game less. However, the missed game will be played on the road against Sevilla, which is far from the fact that Barça will not lose it. “Bats” also started the season pretty solidly, but then slowly began to swell. In August, Los Chas secured two home wins, defeating Hattafa (1-0) and Alabs (3-0), with a draw in Granada in between.
Immediately after the break in September, “Valencia” gave another notable performance, having achieved a strong voluntary victory in Pamplona over the powerful “Osasuna” with a result of 4: 1. This success to this day remains the last of the Bordeaux team. The losing streak began with a home defeat to Real Madrid, which at the end of the match within two minutes turned the situation around and turned into a 2: 1 victory. And Anna, then Los Ches managed to escape defeat in a home game with Athletic, and played in the minority at the break. Silsen then pulled a dead ball from Inaki Williams – 1: 1.
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Barcelona – Valencia: Indication works
“Barcelona” are still out of the young Alex Bald game, as is Danish striker Martin Braithwaite. Before the teams’ break, the creative midfielder Federy was injured again, who has not had time to recover in the last two weeks, and then center Ronald Araujo returned from Uruguay with an injury. In addition, participation in the game of the Frenchman Osman Dembele, who is due to return to the cage soon, is subject to a big question. But Ronald Koeman, who served as the suspension, can once again count on the sides of Serginio Desta and Jordi Albo, and the Dutchman has announced the upcoming debut in the “Blaugrana” of Argentine striker Sergio Aguero. It’s unlikely that Con will be released from the first minutes, but he will probably get his playing time.
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“Valencia” is still injured on the right, Thierry Corrier, who this time is again accompanied by a colleague on the line, but from the opposite wing, Tony Lato. In addition, center-back Omar Alderta, who will be replaced by Frenchman Mocar Diacabi, will not play at the Camp Nou due to disqualification, which includes sudden “fires” in defense of Los Ches. However, there is good news for Jose Bordelas – captain Jose Luis Gaia and one of the key players on the team, Carlos Soler, have recovered and are ready to play for Barcelona. In addition, Maxi Gomez, who served as the suspension, is available again.
Barcelona – Valencia: Author’s forecast
Barcelona have consistently lost points at least once a season against Valencia in recent years. The last fight at Camp Nou, for example, ended in a 2-2 draw. I would not be surprised if Los Chas drinks Catalan blood again, and if I am lucky, the guests will be able to get glasses. But little by little, “Blagranos” will have to add, especially with the return of Pedry and Dembele, a form system to Alba and Aguero, otherwise all those of Gabi and Nico in “Beginning” somehow do not inspire confidence at all. Gabi has been dragged into the team by some horror and in general they are promoting him in every way possible, even though so far he has not shown any outstanding young talent. Well, okay, teams have coaches, and that’s for them to solve manpower problems.
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As for the upcoming game itself, then, again, I would not be particularly surprised if Barcelona suddenly fail to win at the Camp Nou, yet I tend to see Ronald Koeman’s favorite team for the encounter. The hosts will succeed if they stop wasting the killer moments, but to win they will have to score at least two or three goals, because I have almost no doubt that “Valencia” will definitely score in Barcelona. Maybe even more than once.
🥇 What time does the game start?
The game will start at 22:00
🥇 Where is the best place to gamble?
It is better to bet on the Parimatch website with odds of 1.97