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BAR vs VAL Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Barcelona vs Valencia Laliga Live Score October 18

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BAR vs VAL Dream11: Barcelona has had a poor start to the season in both the league and Europe, as well as an off-the-field problem. Barca is seriously concerned about finishing in the top four this season, let alone reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, due to the well-documented concerns. They will now face Jose Bordalas’ Valencia, who are a strong and intense team. Bordalas, who led Getafe to 18th, 20th, and 20th place in the fair play table in each of his three full seasons in charge in La Liga, is not the type of opponent you want to face when you’re feeling vulnerable. The visitors’ determined and aggressive style of play, as well as Barcelona’s lack of coordination in attack, this matchup should be tight and low-scoring.

Date: October 18, Monday
Kick-Off: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Camp-Nou, Barcelona

Laliga Table:

In Laliga this season, Barcelona are at 9th spot in the points table, while, Valencia sit in the 8th place.

Watch Laliga Live:

There will be Live streaming of Laliga matches in India on Voot and Jio TV.

Recent Form

Barcelona – L-W-D-D-W
Valencia – D-D-L-L-W

Head to Head (Last five meetings)

Barcelona Wins – 03
Draws – 01
Valencia Wins – 01

Barcelona News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Ronald Araujo is sidelined due to injury, which is a huge blow for Barcelona, with Eric Garcia expected to line up alongside Gerard Pique in defence.
  • Pedri and Martin Braithwaite miss out, but Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Aguero are close to a return to fitness.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Jordi Alba is available and his return should see Sergino Dest return to right-back.

Barcelona Starting XI (Likely)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Sergino Dest
Gerard Pique
Eric Garcia
Jordi Alba
Sergio Busquets
Frenkie de Jong
Gavi
Philippe Coutinho
Memphis Depay
Ansu Fati

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Valencia News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Omar Alderete is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Cadiz with Mouctar Diakhaby expected to deputise.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Maxi Gomez is available following a ban and could return to the starting line-up.
  • Valencia have used the international break to recover key players in Jose Gaya and Carlos Soler and the pair are expected to start at Camp Nou.

Sevilla Starting XI (Likely)

Jasper Cillessen
Gabriel Paulista
Mouctar Diakhaby
Toni Lato
Thierry Correia
Hugo Guillamon
Daniel Wass
Hugo Duro
Carlos Soler
Goncalo Guedes
Maxi Gomez

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Memphis Depay is quite fierce upfront for his goal scoring capability. The Barcelona striker has scored 3 goals in the Laliga this season and his conversion rate of goal is 36.01%.

Goals last season 20
Goals this season 3
Assists 1

Ansu Fati has scored 1 goal in this season, and he can be a good bet in this clash with his conversion rate of 29.15%. He will be eyeing to score goals for his side in this clash.

Goals last season 4
Goals this season 1
Assists 0

Differential Pick

Goncalo Guedes could be a star in this clash. He has scored 2 goals with a pass accuracy of 81.23%. His goal conversion rate is 31.23%. He has the capability to upset the opponent.

Goals last season 5
Goals this season 2
Assists 2

BAR vs VAL Dream11 Teams

GK: Marc Andre ter Stegen
DEF: Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Jose Gaya, Dimitri Foulquier
MID: Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Daniel Wass
FOR: Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Goncalo Guedes

Likely Winner:

  • Ronald Koeman is under fire after a 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid before the international break. He needs a win tonight. In all competitions, Barcelona has only won one of their last six matches.
  • Valencia have not won in four games following a promising start to the season, however they have drew the last two after back-to-back defeats. Only one of Los Che’s last 14 league road games has resulted in a victory.
  • Barcelona’s loss of Ronald Araujo is a significant blow, and fans may be treated to a goal-fest at Camp Nou on Sunday night as a result.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a draw in this clash is 1.98.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.

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