PREVIEW: FC Barcelona – Valladolid

PREVIEW: FC Barcelona – Valladolid

Twenty three days since the last match at the Camp Nou, and Barça will be looking for a win to make it seven in a row in all competitions

Barça are currently on a four-game winning run in LaLiga, but face a Valladolid side who are unbeaten in the last five. Both games last season resulted in 1-0 wins for the blaugrana, and another on Tuesday could see them overhaul Granada at the top of the table.

How to follow the game live

The game kicks off at 9.15pm CET. A list of broadcasters can be found here and these are the timetables for the rest of the world:

When and where to watch Barça-Valladolid
When and where to watch Barça-Valladolid

The Rival

Top Scorer: Óscar Plano, Sergi Guardiola (3 goals)
Coach: Sergio González
La Liga record (2019/20): 14 points. 3W, 5D and 2L.
Current form: #2 Barça — W W W W L #9 Valladolid — W D D W D
Former Blaugranes in the squad: Jordi Masip, Sandro Ramirez

Top 10 goals vs Valladolid

Interesting stats

Barça have won 10 of their last 11 matches against Real Valladolid, with the only defeat coming away in March 2014 (1-0). 

Real Valladolid have won just two of their 43 away matches against Barça, the last coming in November 1997 (1-2).

Barça haven’t lost any of their 18 matches played on Tuesday in LaLiga in the 21st century (15 wins 3 draws).

Real Valladolid (two matches) is the only La Liga team (out of 27) that Luis Suárez hasn’t scored against as a Barça player. 

After losing his first four league games against Real Valladolid as a coach, Ernesto Valverde is now on a six-game winning run against them in the competition.

Last time we met

Back in mid-February, Lionel Messi’s 43rd-minute penalty was the only difference in the game against Real Valladolid.

It was a frustrating evening for the blaugrana, thanks to former player Jordi Masip. The keeper pulled off a string of top quality saves including from another Messi spot-kick in the second half.

A Barça connection to La Pucela

Real Valladolid are now owned by former Barça player, Ronaldo Nazario. Take a look at some of the Brazilian's best goals in the Blaugrana, below:

The Squad

Ernesto Valverde called up 18 players for Tuesday’s fixture:

Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Aleñá, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, C. Pérez and Ansu Fati. Arthur, M. Wague and Junior have been left out by Valverde, Umtiti is still injured, whilst O. Dembélé is suspended.

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