Preview: Real Valladolid vs. Barcelona – prediction, team news, lineups
Barcelona‘s pursuit of La Liga leaders Real Madrid will continue on Saturday night when they head to Estadio Municipal Jose Zorilla to take on Real Valladolid.
The Spanish champions will enter this weekend’s clash off the back of a 1-0 win over Espanyol on Wednesday, while Valladolid suffered a 2-1 defeat at Valencia 24 hours earlier.
The hosts have a strong defensive record at home and our La Liga expert thinks that their staunch backline could lead to a low-scoring encounter
Valladolid vs Barcelona Team News
The Blaugrana will be without Ansu Fati as the teenage forward is suspended following his red card in midweek against Espanyol, whilst Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo and Frenkie De Jong all missed that game through injury and are doubtful here.
Valladolid will be missing Mohamed Salisu, Miguel de la Fuente and Michel Herrero who are all injured, although winger Oscar Plano will return from suspension.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Lionel Messi notched a brace in Barcelona’s 5-1 demolition of Valladolid at Camp Nou in October.
Barca won both of last season’s fixtures by a 1-0 scoreline
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