Barcelona VS Real Valladolid Football Match Score 28 Aug 2022
Barcelona welcome Real Valladolid to Camp Nou in La Liga on Sunday, August 28th. Barca are favourites to blitz minnows Valladolid this weekend. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Barcelona are expected to pocket three points at Real Valladolid’s expense on Sunday, though a glut of goals might be forthcoming. Barca struggled to break down Rayo Vallecano in their first assignments of the season at Camp Nou, while Valladolid showed a dogged defensive slant to their character when they drew 1-1 at Sevilla last time out. The visitors will pack their own third with players on Sunday and they could be difficult for the hosts to break down. With that in mind, a stake on under 3.5 goals is recommended at the prices on offer.
Ansu Fati introduction off the bench last weekend against Real Sociedad completely turned the game in Barcelona’s favour when the gifted winger claimed two assists before netting his team’s fourth goal in a superb cameo performance. Fati is certain to have earned a starting berth against Real Valladolid and the 19-year-old has the quality to take his chance with both hands. Fati knows how to finish and he is priced generously to get among the goalscorers again this weekend.
Barcelona will be bidding to make it back-to-back victories in La Liga when they resume their campaign at home to Real Valladolid on Sunday night. The Catalan outfit recorded a 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad in the league last weekend, while Real Valladolid picked up an impressive point at Sevilla in their last fixture on August 19. Barcelona were frustrated on the opening weekend of the La Liga season by Rayo Vallecano, with Xavi’s side being held to a goalless draw, but they managed to pick up their first three points at Real Sociedad last time out, recording a 4-1 victory over the White and Blues.
Robert Lewandowski netted twice in the clash at Reale Arena, while Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati were also on the scoresheet, with the Catalan outfit sending out a message to the rest of the division. Barcelona, who drew 3-3 with Manchester City in a friendly on Wednesday evening, will now be bidding to make it seven points from their opening three La Liga games ahead of a trip to Sevilla at the start of September.
Xavi’s side finished 13 points behind La Liga champions Real Madrid last season, but they have had a standout summer transfer market, and more additions cannot be ruled out before the end of the window. The Catalan side have won each of their last six La Liga meetings with Real Valladolid, including a 1-0 success when the two teams last locked horns at Camp Nou in April 2021, while they have not conceded a single goal to Sunday’s opponents since October 2019.
Real Valladolid were relegated to the Segunda Division for the 2021-22 campaign due to their 19th-placed finish in La Liga in 2020-21, but they managed to return at the first time of asking by finishing second in the second tier. The White and Violets will be aware of the size of the task facing them this season when it comes to staying in the top flight, and they struggled on the opening weekend of the new campaign, going down 3-0 at home to Villarreal.
Pacheta’s side were much improved against Sevilla last time out, though, and managed to claim a point at Estadio Ramon; they actually took the lead in the 80th minute of the contest through Anuar Tuhami, only for Karim Rekik to level the scores six minutes later. Real Valladolid have three huge games after this against Almeria, Girona and Cadiz, which are the type of fixtures that will determine whether they are going to remain in the top flight this term.
The promoted outfit, who have legendary striker Ronaldo as a majority shareholder, can also take heart from the fact that Barcelona lost five times in front of their own fans in the league last term. Catalan giants Barcelona will look to build on their recent win when they take on Real Valladolid in La Liga this Sunday.
Barcelona are coming into this game on the back of a 4-1 win away from home against Real Sociedad, and Xavi Hernandez’s side will be full of confidence heading into this contest. The Catalan giants were held to a goalless draw at home in their opening game of the season against Rayo Vallecano, and it remains to be seen whether they can get back to winning ways at Camp Nou this week.
Barcelona struggled considerably last season, and they will be desperate to make amends this time around. Xavi Hernandez has strengthened his squad significantly over the summer transfer window, and anything less than a title challenge will be considered a massive disappointment for Barcelona this term.
The home side will have to beat teams like Real Valladolid in order to challenge Real Madrid for the title, and the home fans will be expecting a big result here. Barcelona are currently fifth in the league table after picking up four points from two league matches. Meanwhile, Real Valladolid are 17th in the standings, and they will be massive underdogs heading into this contest.
However, the visitors will have seen how Rayo Vallecano managed to grind out a draw at Camp Nou, and they will hope to pull off a similar result this weekend. Real Valladolid managed to pick up a draw and defeat from their first two league matches, and it remains to be seen whether they can pull off an upset here.
Barcelona will be the favourites heading into this contest against Real Valladolid, and the fact that there are no major injury concerns for the home side means that they will look to put on a proper show here. Summer signing Jules Kounde is likely to be involved in the game after the Frenchman was registered by the club. Meanwhile, Sergino Dest has not been registered because of a potential transfer away from Camp Nou, and the full-back will miss out Sunday’s contest against Real Valladolid.
As far as the lineup is considered, summer signing Andreas Christensen is expected to partner Kounde at the heart of Barcelona’s defence. Ronald Araujo and Jordi Alba are likely to take up the full-back roles on Sunday. Meanwhile, youngsters Pedri and Gavi are likely to support the experienced Sergio Busquets at the heart of Barcelona’s midfield. Summer signings Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha will be a part of the front three alongside Ousmane Dembele.