La Liga returns with Barcelona v Valencia

The La Liga Santander 2021/22 season started with a lot of surprises and expectations. So far, some teams have been living up to their reputations, while some are yet to get their balance. As usual, we are here to give you a preview of matchday 9. We shall consider the previous performances and betting odds for various teams.

The Current State of La Liga Santander

Matchday 8 seemed to be a decisive game week for several La Liga managers. With the international break coming to an end, teams have been provided with the opportunity to re-strategize, get new leadership, and relieve every pressure from the previous games.

This preview contains an analysis of rival teams and expectations as both teams head into the game. We shall also feature some betting odds, head-to-head stats, previous performances, and team news. La Liga is here again with more action as the quest for the title continues!

The Struggle Still Continues for Barcelona as Valencia Hopes To End Winless Run

Matchday 9 comes with many exciting fixtures for La Liga fans as two sides with almost the same performance this season continues to fight for a spot at the top. FC Barcelona, who hasn’t bee on their best form yet, sit in 9th position in the league table as they face Valencia FC, who is currently a position ahead of them.

The Latest Update on Both Teams

All focus will be on Camp Nou as Barcelona faces Valencia. The Catalan Club continues to strive without Leo Messi, but there seems to be hope for Manager Ronald Koeman as both Kun Aguero and Ousmane Dembele are back from injuries. Valencia’s Maxi Gomez has been banned as other important players like Thierry Correia, Denis Cherysev, Jose Gaya, and Carlos Soler are injured.

Who will take all three points in this fixture?

Both teams’ head-to-head record from their last six meetings portrays Barcelona to be the better side with two wins, three draws, and a loss. The two rival teams have not been all impressive as Barcelona lost their last game, and Valencia is on a four-game winless streak. This will be an entertaining match, as both teams will fight to get back to winning ways.

Levante Hosts Getafe with the hopes of Grabbing their First Win of the Season

Levante and Getafe, currently in the relegation zone, face each other this Saturday at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia. Levante’s new Manager Javier Pereira and his players will try to end their three-games straight loss with the optimism of getting their first league victory.

So far this season, Getafe has been a disappointing side, getting only one point for all of their eight outings. The Los Azulones are desperate to get a win, and they will give all it takes to get the best out of this fixture.

Nevertheless, Levante is the better side when comparing both teams’ head-to-head stats in their last six outings. Levante won 3, drawn one and lost 2 of their previous meetings. This match will be very competitive as both teams yearn to get out of the relegation zone and, above all, clinch their first win of the season!

Real Sociedad aim to keep Champions League Spot as they take on Real Mallorca

Real Sociedad have been excellent this season as they are currently in the top three on the league table. Meanwhile, Mallorca, who is 12th on the table, aims to secure the Primera division survival. Real Sociedad expresses their confidence in Alexander Isak, who will hopefully return to its starting XI. Midfielder David Silva and Alexander Sorloth remain sidelined due to injury.

Real Mallorca won their last game against Levante with a goal from Iddrisu Baba, but the newly promoted team have been on a good away form this season. Takefusa Kubo & Antonio Raillo will be absent from this fixture as both players are currently injured. Nonetheless, Real Sociedad is the favourite to win this match.

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