Valencia vs Barcelona (By: PlayMaker)
There are not many surprises, Barca soon crowned La Liga this season and show their monopoly in the highest tournament of Spain. However, being beaten by Liverpool against the Champions League semi-final is still the pain that Ernesto Valverde and his students can hardly forget. Now, they want to win the Spanish cup to compensate for the defeat in the European arena. This is also a way for coach Valverde to stop hammering the public opinion after fans witnessed how they made the hopes turn to smoke.
Coach Valverde has prepared for the match against Valencia by giving a lot of rest in the match against Eibar in La Liga last round. Thus, Barca will play with the strongest team with Leo Messi on the attack. In the last 6 outings in every arena, Barca received 2 failures, the remaining 3 wins and 1 draw. Against rival Valencia, the Catalan giant proved to be superior when not losing any match in the last 6 meetings. They won 3 wins and 3 draws in the last Valencia touches.
Valencia ended their season at No. 4 on the standings, synonymous with next season's Champions League tickets. This is because they won against Valladolid and Alaves in the last two rounds. Valencia's performances this season are quite impressive. At the beginning of the season they played quite badly, but then, the bats came back strong and reached a fourth position. Even in the Europa League this season, Valencia also reached the semi-finals and only succumbed to Arsenal's attack which is too strong.
Valencia played well at the end of the season with 3/4 of the most recent wins. Despite the physical disadvantage of having to try hard for the match against Valladolid to compete with rivals for the Champions League ticket in the following season, but with the desire to own a title, determination to play of Marcelino's men in this match are great. I don't see a straight win for Barcelona here.
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Valencia vs Barcelona prediction
Valencia +0.75 AHOdds: 2.04 at Bet365
Result: 2-1 WON (+8.32 units)
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