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| On Apr 5, 2021 2:15 PM IST

BAR vs VDL Dream11 Tips for Barcelona vs Real Valladolid La Liga Fixtures 5 April


BAR vs VDL Dream11: Barcelona welcome Real Valladolid to the Camp Nou for a La Liga fixture. Barcelona are challenging Atletico Madrid for the title and are 4 points away, which they can potentially reduce to 1 point by the end of this game week. Barcelona are on an excellent run of form and lost their last league game in December. The same can’t be said about Real Valladolid who have only won 5 games this season. They are unbeaten in their last 4 games though and will look to build on this form as they seek to put some distance between them and the relegation spots.

Date: 6th April, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 12:30 am (IST)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona

La Liga Table: Barcelona are in 3rd place with Real Valladolid in 16th place.

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Recent Form
Barcelona: WWDWW
Real Valladolid: LDWDD

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Barcelona – 5
Draw – 0
Real Valladolid – 0

BAR vs VLD Today Match Prediction Details

Barcelona News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Neto is the latest to join the injury table with an ankle injury.
• Ansu Fati and Coutinho are long-term injuries and are sidelined for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Barcelona might make a couple of changes to the side that thrashed Real Sociedad.
• Oscar Mingueza and Clement Lenglet should start in centre-back roles as Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba start on the flanks.
• Frenkie de Jong should be rested for this game with Miralem Pjanic likely to get the nod.

Barcelona Starting XI (likely)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK)
Sergino Dest
Oscar Mingueza
Clement Lenglet
Jordi Alba
Sergio Busquets
Miralem Pjanic
Lionel Messi
Antoine Griezmann
Ousmane Dembele

Real Valladolid News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Real Valladolid have an injury crisis with Joaquin Fernandez, Kike Perez, Luis Perez and Roberto all testing positive for Covid-19.
• Jota, Kiko, Pablo Hervias and Raul Carnero are all unavailable through injuries.
• Fabian Orellana picked up his 5th yellow card of the season against Sevilla and is suspended.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Jordi Masip should start in goal ahead of Roberto with Bruno Gonzalez and Javi Sanchez starting in centre-back.
• Oscar Plano could move to the left-flank with Toni Villa coming in to replace the suspended Orellana.
• Nacho Martinez should start alongside Sergi Guardiola ahead of Shon Weissman.

Real Valladolid Starting XI (likely)

Jordi Masip (GK)
Saidy Janko
Bruno Gonzalez
Javi Sanchez
Lucas Olaza
Toni Villa
Roque Mesa
Ruben Alcaraz
Oscar Plano
Nacho Martinez
Sergi Guardiola

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Lionel Messi – Living legend, Lionel Messi, has been brilliant as usual with 23 goals and 8 assists in 24 starts this season. He also 4 goals and 2 assists in Barcelona’s last 2 games and has a goal contribution in almost every game he has played in. Messi has also completed 113 successful dribbles, 72 shots on target and 66 chances created.

Antoine Griezmann – Antoine Griezmann has been in fine form of late with 2 goals in their last 2 games for Barcelona. He has also had a great international break with 2 goals in France’s 3 games, scoring the opening goal against Ukraine and the winner against Bosnia & Herzegovina. Griezmann has created 36 chances and boasts an 87% pass accuracy.

Differential Pick

Oscar Plano – Playing in central midfield, the versatile Oscar Plano has 7 goal contributions (3 goals and 4 assists) so far this season. He also created 23 chances, completing 62% of his attempted dribbles, winning 50% of all tackles committed and 25% of his attempted crosses. The Spanish international also has a shot conversion rate of 50% having converted 3 of his 6 shots on target. He also does good defensive work in midfield with 24 interceptions and 37 clearances.

BAR vs VLD Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Masip
Defenders – Mingueza, Dest, Lenglet
Midfielders – Plano, Alcaraz, Gonzalez, Dembele
Forwards – Guardiola, Griezmann (VC), Messi (C)

Likely Winner:

Barcelona are the clear favourites to win the BAR vs VDL Today Match Prediction for multiple reasons. They are in amazing form and with Atletico Madrid’s loss to Sevilla, they can go within 1 point of the title. They also have a great record against Valladolid and we need to go back all the way to 2014 when they last recorded a win against Barcelona. Atletico Madrid’s result has upped the stakes for this fixture and the Cules will want the 3-points no matter what and Valladolid will have to do very well to stop them.

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