Barcelona vs Valencia Betting Tips

Barcelona are hosting Valencia in the Camp Nou, Barcelona on the 18th of October 2021, Monday at 00:30 IST. Two teams struggling for rhythm, that’s what this clash is all about. Barca are tottering at the ninth position while Valencia are at a slightly better eighth position.

Barcelona Form and Team News

After seven league games, Barcelona are presently placed at the ninth position. They have won three games while drawing three in the process. Couple of weeks back, they had another heartbreak in the form of usual suspects Bayern and an unexpected Benfica team in the CL, and adding insult to injury were reigning champions Atletico Madrid in the last league game, whether this is the end of the Catalan dominance, only time will tell. They are playing against Valencia on Monday. Barcelona’s recent form has been not consistent, they have won three in the last nine and have lost three games in the lead up to this game while also drawing three games in the process. This Barcelona team full of youngsters can really make a difference to all that’s being happening in Camp Nou with their football, if they falter, this club could probably start falling apart like some other old European giants who don’t have a name nowadays.

The After Messi era has begun and it has begun on a really bad note and how this team will react to his absence could in turn become the template for how they’ll eventually play in the season ahead. Koeman had a chance to redeem himself this week in the CL and the La Liga but let it falter again, Depay has gelled well with the team so far and his collaboration with Fatiat the front could become the telling factor. Pedri and De Jong, Puig combined, this team has a talented bunch of players who really can make the difference.

Valencia Form and Team News

Valencia hadn’t lost so far in the league until the game against heavyweights Real Madrid where they lost during the dying moments of the game conceding two goals within three minutes. This considering how they played last season, is a brilliant start. Though its early doors, Valencia have put the foot on the pedal in the eight games so far. Valencia in the last season finished just outside the top ten positions in the 13thposition. They played decently throughout the season and with that had they been able to replicate what they are doing now, Valencia could’ve been in for some real fun, but it was not to be. They are playing their next game against Barcelona on Monday away. Valencia’s recent form has been decent. Valencia have the team to win everything they play, and this is possible only if they start believing and performing to the fullest.

Max Gomez, Hugo Duro and Manu Vallejo combined in the frontline. Goncalo Guedes, Carlos Soler, Chershev and Wass are all experienced enough to carry the team forward. If they happen to put in performances of substance, then this Valencia team could be in for some real haunt. Spanish coach Jose Bordalas needs to balance this team out and try to get the best out of them by allowing them to play freely and see what happens from there on. He has made a good start nonetheless and we need to see as to how they carry themselves in the next game. 

Odds by Casumo

Barcelona are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.52odds while Valencia is placed at 6.00. The odds for a draw is 4.20.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Barcelona in spite of all that’s been happening around them still start as favorites in whatever they are playing for. This comes from the system they have in place and the youth academy capable of producing talented youngsters. Whether these guys would be able to replicate at least a small portion of what Messi achieved here is a matter of concern but they still can produce results, they start as favorites here as well owing to a superior head-to-head record and better team strength.

Tip 1: Both teams to score

Barcelona in the last 13 matches played across competitions have had six matches where both teams have scored. Playing at home, in the last five matches, three of Barcelona’s matches have had both teams scoring. Valencia across just the league has seen three of the last four matches where both teams have scored. Valencia while playing away have had four of their last five games too where both teams have scored. So, with all the above stats and considering the home advantage that Barcelonapossesses, their shakiness at the back ever so visible from quite recent matches, we can expect the match to have both teams scoring. The odds for both teams to score is 1.66 according to the Casumo Sportsbook. 

Tip 2: Total goals over 2.5

Valencia have in the last six matches across competitions have had four matches where the total goal tally was over 2.5 goals. While two of the last three away games that Valencia have played too, they have managed to be over the limit in that match as well. Barcelona also were involved in eight of the last nine home matches which had the total goals to be over 2.5. Playing at home in this tournament, four of their last five games also saw Barcelona satisfying the above criteria to the fullest. Five of the last six head-to-head matches between the two sides also had over 2.5 goals in total. So, the game between Valencia and Barcelona on Monday will most likely have a total of over 2.5 goals in it. The odds for Total goals over 2.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.62.


Barcelona can come out of this situation by playing some good football, and now that the people are back in the stands, added energy could play a pivotal part in their games from here on. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Both teams to score @ 1.66.
  2. Total goals over 2.5 @ 1.62

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