BAR vs VAL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Barcelona vs Valencia Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: February 02, 11:00 PM, IST
Where: Camp Nou
BAR vs VAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Barcelona will look to keep a five-point gap at the top of the table when they host Valencia in a La Liga match at Camp Nou, in Catalonia, on Saturday night (IST).
Ernesto Valverde’s side is well on course for an unprecedented treble after overcoming Sevilla in the two-legged Copa del Rey quarterfinal tie. Needing to overcome a two-goal deficit, the Catalan giants scored six in the second leg and won the match 6-1 at Camp Nou.
Ernesto Valverde must be happy with the overall performace of his team as five different players scored the goals. The team looks well oiled, at least in the offensive department and is no longer dependent on Lionel Messi for goals.
The reigning La Liga champions are now on an eight game winning streak and lead the table by five points ahead of Atletico Madrid.
Valencia could never touch the lofty heights of last season which fetched them a champions league finish. The wins felt too esoteric all season with most of their games ending in draws.
But the recent signs suggests a change in the fortunes. The Los Che have won the last two league games and thee in the last five coming into this match.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona – W W W L W W
Valencia – D W W L W W
BAR vs VAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Barcelona vs Valencia Team News:
Injured – Ousmane Dembele missed the team’s training session on Thursday and has been ruled out of this match.
Samuel Umtiti has started the light training last week as he continues to recover from a knee injury. The world cup winning centre-back hasn’t featured since suffering a knee injury in September. The 25-year-old has undergone many recovery session, including a sting in Doha. He won’t be featuring in this match.
Rafinha is another player who won’t be playing in this match as the midfielder is suffering from an injury.
Suspended – Sergio Busquets was booked in the Catalonia derby against Girona which was his fifth booking of the season. He will be serving a one-game ban in this match.
Questionable – None.
Note: With Busquets out with suspension, Arturo Vidal could be the one anchoring the midfield. While Ivan Rakitic and Arthur could be deployed alongside him in the middle of the park.
Philippe Coutinho ended his goal drought with two strikes against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey. With Dembele out, he will be starting on the left wing once again.
Key Players – Messi, Suarez
Injured – The visitors have their own issues here. Goncalo Guedes and Geoffrey Kondogbia both have been ruled out with injuries.
Suspended – Mouctar Diakhaby is one of the four players who has been handed a ban for the involvement in the brawl in the Copa del Rey match between Valencia and Getafe. The 22-year-old French defender was given a four-game suspension and won’t be involved here.
Questionable – Ezequiel Garay meanwhile is carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Gabriel Paulista is once again available for selection after serving his one-game in the last match. He should take his position in the heart of the defence.
Key Players – Moreno, Mina
BAR vs VAL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Arthur, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Valencia– Neto (GK), Piccini, Paulista, Garay, Gaya; Soler, Parejo, Coquelin, Cheryshev; Moreno, Mina
BAR vs VAL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Barcelona FANTASY PREDICTION:
Barcelona have enjoyed decent success in this fixture and are unbeaten in the last seven games against Valencia. But they don’t dominate the games as well, as the Los Che have two draws and haven’t lost by more than one goal on three occasions.
The reverse fixture also ended in a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla.
We are predicting a Barcelona win, but a narrow one.
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