Our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, believes the Liga leaders will have little problem in recording a straightforward victory over the struggling visitorsHaving recorded just one win in their last six games, the last thing that Valencia need is a trip to Camp Nou to face Barcelona.
Los Che are out of form and lacking in confidence which goes some way to explaining the odds of 18/1 (19.00) offered by bet365 for a Valencia win. Even with such a big price on offer, it's nearly impossible to make a case for Saturday afternoon's visitors against such illustrious opposition.
Barcelona, meanwhile, have won 25 successive league games at home and can be backed at just 1/4 (1.25) with the draw available at 7/1 (8.00).
It's often tough to find a bet that the average punter will be happy backing when the top teams in Spain are involved, yet Barca should win this game comfortably with Valencia consistently conceding far too many goals.
The side from Mestalla have conceded at least three goals against six sides this season, including Barcelona back in September in the reverse fixture.
With Barcelona finding the back of the net without a problem, backing the Catalans to win with a -2 goal handicap at 21/20 (2.05) looks like a promising option.
This bet has paid out in each of the Blaugrana's last five matches at home in all competitions and with Valencia struggling defensively it has every chance of doing so again on Saturday afternoon.
|Barcelona to win with a -2 goal handicap at 21/20 (2.05) for 1.5pts with bet365
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