PREVIEW | Valladolid v FC Barcelona

PREVIEW | Valladolid v FC Barcelona

Barça head into their final away game of 2020 looking to extend their run of unbeaten matches against an opponent that have won just once against the blaugranes in 13 years

Ronald Koeman’s side are unbeaten in their last three matches, and head into their final away game of 2020 looking for three points to keep them in touch with the teams at the top of the table.

Valladolid’s only win against Barça in the last 13 years came way back in March 2014, but recent victories over Athletic Club, Granada and Osasuna, as well as a draw in their last match at Sevilla, hint at a difficult match in prospect.


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Did you know?

At home, Real Valladolid have only won two of their last 14 LaLiga games against FC Barcelona (D2 L10), failing to score in the last two, and they have never failed to score in three in a row at home against them in the top-flight.

Real Valladolid have won two of their last three home LaLiga games (D1), as many wins as in their previous 11 at José Zorrilla in the competition (W2 D5 L4).

FC Barcelona are winless in their last four away LaLiga games (D1 L3) last going five without a win away from home in a single LaLiga season 2008 (P6 D2 L4) under Frank Rijkaard.

After failing to score and assist in his five LaLiga appearances in October 2020, FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored five goals in his last seven games in the competition.

After scoring four braces in his first five LaLiga appearances against Real Valladolid, FC Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann has failed to score in his last three games against them in the competition.

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been involved in six goals in his last three LaLiga games against Real Valladolid (three goals and three assists).

Real Valladolid’s Óscar Plano has provided one assist in each of his last two LaLiga games at José Zorrilla, as many as in his previous 41 games at home in the competition.

Two of FC Barcelona’s last four goals away from home in LaLiga have been own goals; they have benefited from two own goals away in the competition this season, the joint-most alongside Real Madrid.

Real Valladolid’s Sergio González has managed six LaLiga games against FC Barcelona with 100% of defeats, more than against any other opponent in the top-flight.

Form Guide

Valladolid D W L D W W
Barça D W W L L W

Head to head

Since 2007, Barça have played Valladolid on no less than 14 occasions, winning all but two: a 1-1 draw in 2007 and a 1-0 loss in 2014. Of the 12 Barça wins, seven have seen at least three goals from the Catalans, and there’s not been a goalless draw in all that time.

Team news

For this match, Ronald Koeman has named a 21-man squad:

Ter Stegen, Dest, R. Araujo, Sergio, Aleñá, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, Riqui Puig, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, F. De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki Peña and O. Mingueza.

Piqué, O. Dembélé, S. Roberto and Ansu Fati remain on the injury list, whilst Matheus hasn't made the squad.

Koeman said

 “I think above all we have to be consistent. We have to be better with the ball and without the ball. Above all to have maximum focus.”

“The most important thing is being consistent. To have fewer ups and downs and get better.”

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