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Primera División

  • May 19, 2013
  • • 20:00
  • • Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Referee: Ignacio Iglesias
  • • Attendance: 56055
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Barcelona-Real Valladolid Preview: Blaugrana set sights on 100-point haul

Barcelona-Real Valladolid Preview: Blaugrana set sights on 100-point haul

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The Catalan giants clinched the league title last weekend and could rack up a century of points in La Liga if they win their three remaining matches for the season


Barcelona's Lionel Messi is set to miss the rest of the season after aggravating a hamstring injury in the win over Atletico Madrid last weekend.

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes is unlikely to be risked as he continues to nurse a foot problem, but Javier Mascherano could make his first appearance for the club in over a month after recovering from a knee injury.

Real Valladolid defender Antonio Rukavina is sidelined after picking up his fifth booking of the season in the win over Deportivo La Coruna.

Coach Miroslav Dukic has no injury concerns for the Camp Nou clash.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Barcelona have only won two of their last five matches in all competitions (W2, D1, L2).
  • The Catalan side will need to win their final three games of the campaign to equal Real Madrid's Liga record tally of 100 points set in last season.
  • Alexis Sanchez (pictured, right) has scored three goals in his last three Liga appearances for Barca.
  • Real Valladolid are on a five-match winless run away from home in La Liga, losing three.
  • The Pucela have lost their last six Liga encounters with Barcelona.
  • Valladolid's last win over Barca at Camp Nou came in November 1997.

Players to watch

A. Sánchez

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Chilean striker had an underwhelming start to the campaign but has found form of late, having netted three times in his last three Liga appearances for Barcelona. Sanchez will hope to continue performing well as he strives to be a part of Tito Vilanova's plans for next season.

Javi Guerra

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The 31-year-old has scored on his last three appearances for Real Valladolid, including the winner against Deportivo La Coruna last weekend that secured the club's top-flight status for next season. Guerra will look to add to his tally and close out the season on a high.

Editor's Prediction

Barca will be out to celebrate their title triumph in front of the home fans and should secure a straightforward win over Valladolid, who have already achieved their objective for the season.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Barcelona

Real Valladolid

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Barcelona FCB
FC Barcelona Barcelona
Draw
Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol VLD
Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol Real Valladolid
78%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Barcelona FCB
4 - 0
Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol VLD
FC Barcelona FCB
3 - 0
Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol VLD
FC Barcelona FCB
3 - 1
Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol VLD

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