The champions Barcelona travel to relegation-threatened Real Valladolid on Tuesday night, they will be attempting to go back to winning ways in La Liga.
Real Valladolid, who are now 18th in the standings with three games remaining, lost 2-0 at fellow underachievers Cadiz on Friday, while Xavi’s team, who have already won the title, lost 2-1 to Real Sociedad on Saturday night.
Tuesday night’s trip to an ineffective and struggling Celta Vigo team will see Girona continue their fight for a European finish in La Liga.
With three games remaining, the visitors are eighth in the standings, two points behind Athletic Bilbao in seventh position, while Celta are 14th, just four points above the relegation zone.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona
When Real Valladolid hosts Barcelona on Tuesday night, they will be attempting to maintain their chances of remaining in La Liga for another season. Real Valladolid picked up seven points from their three matches against Mallorca, Villarreal, and Girona between April 9 and April 22, but they have lost every game since then, and it is set to be a fascinating end to the season for the club considering that their last two games are against Almeria and Getafe.
Even Elche, who was previously demoted from the Spanish top division, is not now in the same shape as Real Valladolid. The team of Paulo Pezzolano has dropped each of their previous five contests while giving up a total of fourteen goals. Barcelona might not take this match too seriously since they have already been crowned champions, which gives Real Valladolid supporters some solace.
Speaking of Barcelona, they have only suffered two losses in their past 12 league contests. Unlike the hosts, who are just incapable of defending, Xavi’s team has gone an unprecedented eight games in their past twelve games without giving up a goal. Additionally, the visitors have only lost three away games all year, making them the league’s greatest away team.
Despite the fact that they don’t really have anything to play for, they nevertheless want to finish the season strong. As a result, they might not make many adjustments to the starting lineup from their most recent game, which they lost.
With 40 points from 17 games on the road this season, Xavi’s team has the greatest away record in Spain’s premier division. When they last went to Real Valladolid in the league, in December 2020, they won 3-0. The visitors, who are already league winners, are attempting to set a new mark for the fewest goals allowed in a league game. Atlético Madrid holds the record (18 goals), while Xavi’s team has already let up 15. In their last two games, Valladolid has failed to score, and in their previous seven encounters with Barcelona, they have only managed one goal.
Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s top priority for the next summer transfer season, which is already well underway.
The La Liga winners have again failed to go past the group round of the Winners League, therefore Xavi will be motivated to supervise an improvement in Europe during the upcoming season.
Real Valladolid’s struggle for survival at the bottom of the table makes this a lot greater game for them than it is for Barcelona. However, Xavi’s team will be motivated to avenge their defeat to Real Sociedad, and we anticipate a close victory for them on the road.
Tip: BTTS (NO) / Barcelona to Win to nil
BTTS – ✅
Barcelona Win to Nil – ❌
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Celta Vigo vs Girona
Just over a month ago, it appeared like Celta Vigo had secured their place in La Liga for the upcoming year. However, the unexpected occurred. With 4 losses in a row, Celta now only has 4 points on the team in the danger zone.
Celta suffered their fourth straight league defeat on Saturday, going down 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao, with Alex Berenguer scoring the game’s decisive goal in the early stages of the second period. Given the number of clubs in this section of the table, the situation is undoubtedly not urgent, but a string of losses might induce some strain.
Girona could have qualified for the European competition by finishing in seventh place in the table with a win over Villarreal in the previous round, but the team was unable to muster the strength necessary to extend its stellar run of performances from this and the previous month. Without a question, this club has exceeded expectations this season, but a win in Europe would be the cherry on top.
The White and Reds are attempting to break a record this season since they have never placed higher than tenth in La Liga and gained promotion to the top division through last season’s Segunda Division playoffs. Between April 25 and May 4, Michel’s team defeated Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Mallorca three times in a row before tying 2-2 with Real Sociedad.
However, they enter this match coming off a 2-1 setback to Villarreal. In the meanwhile, Girona has two challenging games left to play, first at Real Betis on Sunday and then traveling to Osasuna on June 4. Regardless of whether they can finish seventh, the Catalan team has had a fantastic season.
Even though Girona has had a fantastic season, it is impossible to support them to win with any real confidence, even against a Celta team that is having a terrible time winning. This season, they have only won three of their 17 away league games. Tuesday will be a crucial day for the hosts to avoid losing.
In their previous four home games, Celta only managed to win one. This game is crucial for both the host club and Girona, who are only two points below Bilbao, the team in seventh position in the standings.
The visiting squad is seeking retribution after Celta’s 1-0 victory against Girona in the first half of the season. The visitors are in excellent health. They have only lost once in their last five games away from their stadium, so we anticipate another strong showing. It feels like a really smart bet to choose Girona not to lose.
Tip: BTTS (NO) / Girona Double Chance
BTTS (NO) – ❌
Girona Double Chance – ✅
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Below are our top betting fixtures for Tuesday;
- AL Adalh FC v AL Hilal Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ✅
- Real Sociedad v Almeria ✅
- El Dakhlya v Zamalek Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ❌
Over 2.5 Goals
- AL Adalh FC v AL Hilal ❌
- Real Valladolid v Barcelona ✅
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