Barcelona and Valencia meet at Camp Nou, in a match for the 4th round of the Primera División. The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 7 head‑to‑heads they won 5, tied 1 and lost 1. Nevertheless, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Primera División, on 02‑02‑2019, they tied (2‑2). L. Messi (39′ and 64′ ) scored for Barcelona and K. Gameiro (24′ ) and Dani Parejo (32′ ) for Valencia.
Analysis of Barcelona
After 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is in the 8th position, havinf won 4 points so far. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Osasuna by (2‑2), after in the previous match they have won (5‑2) at home, against Real Betis. In the last 10 home matches Barcelona has won 8 and lost 2. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 41 of the last 60 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
- 14 September 2019 – 20:00Primera División
- Regular Season – Round 4
Barcelona comes for this match after an away draw, by two balls, against Osasuna. The home team usually plays in a 4-3-3 tactical system, where the three most advanced players are Rafinha, Griezmann and Luis Suárez. It is possible that in the midfield Sergi Roberto, Busquets and de Jong are the players selected by coach “Blaugrana”. Note that one of the shortcomings of this super team is the duels in the air game. The home coach will not be able to count on Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembélé, Nélson Semedo and Samuel Umtiti for being injured.
Confirmed Lineup: M. ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, C. Lenglet, Nélson Semedo, Piqué, Arthur, F. de Jong, Busquets, A. Griezmann, Anssumane Fati, Carles Pérez.
Coach: Ernesto Valverde.
Analysis of Valencia
The away team is currently in the 10th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Celta de Vigo, by (1‑0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Mallorca, by (2‑0). In the last 10 away matches Valencia has won 6 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Valencia comes motivated for this match after a home win, by 2-0 against Mallorca: Dani Parejo scored twice, allowing his team to win all three points. The greatest strength of the visiting team is their ability to conduct their offensive attacks through rapid transitions. Note that from a defensive point of view, difficulties increase when the opposing team attacks through the wings. The Frenchman Kévin Gameiro is the player responsible for putting the defensive opponent in high alert, and his highest quality is the finishing. The outsider coach should not be able to count on Carlos Soler and Cristiano Piccini for being injured.
Confirmed Lineup: J. Cillessen, Gayá, E. Garay, Gabriel Paulista, Gonçalo Guedes, D. Wass, F. Coquelin, Dani Parejo, Ferrán Torres, K. Gameiro, Rodrigo.