While La Liga betting favorite Barcelona already won the La Liga title, Los Azulgranas are determined to finish the season on a high note, especially after losing its first match after the coronation.
As for Real Valladolid, the team can’t even afford to draw if it wants to get out of the relegation zone. The good news is that it has been playing better at home.
Real Valladolid: Time to React
A month ago, Real Valladolid wasn’t in trouble. However, losing its last five games made it fall into the relegation zone with only three matches left. It currently sits in 18th place with 35 points. The good news is that Getafe, the team in 17th place, also has 35 points.
Most recently, Valladolid lost 2-0 to Cadiz, finishing with only two shots on goal. Martin Hongla was sent off, so he won’t be available for Tuesday’s clash.
However, Cyle Larin, the team’s top scorer with seven goals, will be available. Sergio Leon, who has scored six goals, will also be available. Both are expected to lead the attacking unit since Valladolid usually plays 3-5-2.
The hosts are offering a +260 price in the La Liga lines to win straight up. Not bad for a team that has won seven of its 10 victories at home.
Barcelona: Very Serious
Barcelona already won the title. Even so, manager Xavi Hernandez didn’t give rest to any of the usual starters in their last match, losing 2-1 to Real Sociedad at Camp Nou despite being favored in the Las Vegas odds.
Barcelona won possession with 68% and finished with 13 shots in total, the same as the visitors, but only Robert Lewandowski was able to beat Real Sociedad’s goalkeeper Alex Remiro. Only a catastrophe could prevent Lewandowski from winning the Golden Boot. With three games left, he has a five-goal advantage over Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.
Barcelona is the second top-scoring team in the league with 65 goals and owns the best defensive unit after only conceding 15 goals in 35 games.
Barcelona is 13-1-3 when playing on the road, which explains why it’s offering a -105 price in the La liga odds to win straight up.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
Barcelona was the betting online favorite in the first meeting between the two. Led by Robert Lewandowski, who scored a brace, Barca won 4-0. Valladolid never stood a chance, losing possession with 38% and finishing with eight shots, 16 less than Barcelona.
Barcelona has dominated this matchup, winning nine of their last 10 encounters and finishing with a clean sheet six times. The total for Tuesday’s clash is set at three goals, with the under offering a -130 price, which could further improve via La Liga live betting.
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Match Information
- Match: Real Valladolid vs Barcelona
- Date: Tuesday, May 23
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid
- Valladolid vs Barcelona Stream: fuboTV
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Betting Lines
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona Picks and Prediction
Real Valladolid must go all-in right from the start, which is not ideal against a team that’s incredibly effective in the counterattack. Barcelona only lost two of its last 10 road games, and regardless of the result, it scored in eight of those matches. Plus, it finished with a clean sheet six times. Summing up, the home side will put up a good fight, but the champs will get the victory.