Barcelona-Real Valladolid Betting Preview: Messi-less Blaugrana to silence the visitors at Camp Nou

Gerardo Martino's side will look to maintain its perfect record in the Primera Division this season when it hosts lowly Real Valladolid on Saturday night

Barcelona play Valladolid at the Camp Nou without their talismanic player, Lionel Messi who is out with the hamstring injury that he suffered in a win at Almeria shortly after scoring his 11th goal of the season.

Martino's side has won all seven of its league fixtures in the Primera Division so far, scoring 24 goals and conceding just five.

Cesc Fabregas' header gave the Blaugrana a 1-0 win at 10-man Celtic in the Champions League little wonder Ladbrokes is backing them at  1/10  (1.10)  to tame their visitors that are  winless in the last four games.

Valladolid should cause Barca few problems and Ladbrokes price them at 22/1 (23.00) to silence the Catalans, while the draw is offered at 8/1 (9.00).

The visitors  has suffered defeat against Barcelona in each of the last seven league meetings, conceding 23 goals in the process, and it last tasted victory in this fixture with a 2-1 home success in October 2002. Having this at the back of the mind, you can back Martino’ men to go goal crazy between 2-3 goals at 23/20 (2.15).

In the absence of Messi, goal scoring responsibilities primary rests on the shoulders of Pedro Roddriguez. He is available at 2/1 (3.00) to hit the back of the next first, while Alexis Sanchez is a 11/4 (3.75) choice with Ladbrokes to score first.

Backing total goals over 1.5 goals stands out in this encounter at 1/10 (1.10). This selection has proved correct in seven of Barca's last nine home matches, and Valladolid have not been in the kind of form to stop them.

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