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| On May 2, 2021 10:12 AM IST

VAL vs BAR Dream11 Tips for Valencia vs Barcelona La Liga Fixtures 2 May

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VAL vs BAR Dream11: Valencia welcomes Barcelona to the iconic Mestalla Stadium for a La Liga fixture. The home side has managed to put 6 points between them and the relegation zone as they look to see out a very poor season. They are winless in their last 5 games and an 89th-minute equalizer stopped them from losing back-to-back games. Barcelona was dealt a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Granada as they squandered a chance to go on top of the table. With Atletico Madrid’s win last night, they can go within 2 points of the title should they beat Valencia.

Date: 3rd May, Monday
Kick-Off: 12:30 am (IST)
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia

La Liga Table: Valencia is in 14th place with Barcelona in 3rd.

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Recent Form
Valencia: LDDLD
Barcelona: LWWWL

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Valencia – 2
Draw – 2
Barcelona – 1

VAL vs BAR Today Match Prediction Details

Valencia News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Valencia have a fully fit squad to choose from for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• The defence might see one change as Hugo Guillamon steps into right-centre-back and Toni Lato returns.
• Thierry Correia should start on the right-flank with Jose Gaya moving up to the left-wing-back role.
• Goncalo Guedes is likely to partner Maximiliano Gomez in the attack.

Valencia Starting XI (likely)

Jasper Cillessen (GK)
Hugo Guillamon
Gabriel Paulista
Toni Lato
Thierry Correia
Daniel Wass
Carlos Soler
Uros Racic
Jose Gaya
Goncalo Guedes
Maximiliano Gomez

Barcelona News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• No fresh injuries bother Barcelona as Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite and Philippe Coutinho are out injured.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza could drop to the bench as Clement Lenglet and Ronald Araujo start in defence.
• Sergino Dest should start over Sergi Roberto as Pedri is likely to reclaim his spot in midfield.
• Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are undeniable and will start together upfront.

Barcelona Starting XI (likely)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK)
Ronald Araujo
Gerard Pique
Clement Lenglet
Sergino Dest
Frenkie de Jong
Sergio Busquets
Pedri
Jordi Alba
Lionel Messi
Antoine Griezmann

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Lionel Messi – Messi has been impressive as usual as he picked up 26 goals and 9 assists in the league this season. He has created 77 chances, attempted 83 shots on target and has completed 129 attempted dribbles (61%). Messi also has 5 goals and 1 assist in his last 4 goals for the club.

Antoine Griezmann – Antoine Griezmann’s partnership with Messi has been flourishing of late to say the least. He has now scored 11 times and provided 7 assists in La Liga. Griezmann has created 44 chances and 4 goals and 1 assist in his last 4 games. Along with that, he has attempted 29 shots on target and completed 72% of his attempted dribbles.

Differential Pick

Carlos Soler – Probably the most influential player on the pitch for Valencia, Carlos Soler has 8 goals and 5 assists so far. He has created 43 chances and completed 66% of his attempted dribbles. Despite playing down the centre, the Spanish international has whipped in an impressive 32 accurate crosses with an accuracy of 32%. Soler is also the instated penalty-taker, which is the main source of his goals and is great at set-pieces too.

VAL vs BAR Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Cillessen
Defenders – Alba, Pique, Dest
Midfielders – Soler, Racic, De Jong, Pedri
Forwards – Messi (C), Griezmann (VC), Gomez

Likely Winner:

Despite the loss against Granada, Barcelona will try to keep the pressure on Atletico Madrid and try to win all games from here on. The Cules don’t have a good record against the home side either, winning just 1 of their last 6 games against them. As for Valencia, they will try to end the season on a high and a win against a side like Barca can do wonders for team morale. They have only managed 8 wins this season so it will be a tough ask but they have nothing to lose at this point while all the pressure is on the away side. The VAL vs BAR Today Match Prediction is most likely to end in a draw.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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