Barcelona Betting Tips & Prediction
Valladolid vs Barcelona Tips
Barcelona have already clinched the La Liga title but the visitors will want to cement their status as top dogs in Spain with a strong finish to the campaign.
La Blaugrana have an excellent record in this fixture, winning the previous six meetings and La Liga betting markets are firmly in favour of the champions.
Having said that, Valladolid may see this as a game with nothing to lose and that could end up being advantageous, especially if Barcelona are already in holiday mode.
The hosts have lost five in a row though and must stop the rot sooner rather than later if they are to avoid relegation to the second tier of Spanish football.
As it is, it looks like Valladolid’s clash with Getafe on the final day could be an ‘all or nothing’ contest to remain in La Liga next season.
However, Valladolid can take confidence from Barcelona’s 2-1 defeat to Real Sociedad at the weekend and the visitors may not be fully focused on the job at hand.
The trends are not on their side though, with Barcelona not only winning the last six head-to-heads but also keeping a clean sheet in their last four meetings.
With that in mind, it may prove prudent to back a low scoring contest. Valladolid would take a point no doubt and Barca are in cruise control so an uneventful clash looks likely.
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Barcelona Club History
Founded by Swiss native Joan Gamper in 1899, Barcelona quickly developed into one of Spain’s top football clubs with a number of early triumphs.
The club enjoyed plenty of success in their initial years and soon built their first official stadium – with a capacity to host a total of around 8,000 spectators.
In June 1929, Barcelona won the inaugural Spanish league title. While Real Madrid have gone on to lift more titles, Barca will always be the first team to lift the crown.
The Spanish Civil War impacted the club with president Josep Sunyol shot because he was a member of a left wing party.
The political history of Barcelona must be recognised and treated carefully but the club managed to rebuild and compete at the highest level of Spanish football.
The Camp Nou was built in the 1950s and that was an iconic moment for the club, with a venue worthy of ‘Total Football’ and Barcelona would go on to achieve greatness during the period.
The first Champions League crown came in 1991/92 and Barca have been one of Europe’s dominant forces in the sport ever since.
Barcelona continue to make major strides and are now undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in every competition.
Barcelona Honours List
La Liga Title: 1929, 1944–45, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1973–74, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
Copa del Rey: 1910, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1952–53, 1957, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
Supercopa de Espana: 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
UEFA Champions League: 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1978–79, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1996–97
UEFA Super Cup: 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
Barcelona Competitions This Season
At the beginning of the 2022/23 season, Barcelona are set to compete in La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Supercopa de Espana and the Champions League.
Unfortunately, Barca crashed out of Europe’s elite club competition in the group stages and dropped into the Europa League. However, they are one of the sports betting favourites to lift that trophy.
💙 T E A M ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nUGVjBahJn— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 26, 2022
The La Liga title has gone to Madrid in each of the previous three seasons – twice heading to arch rivals Real and once to Atletico.
Barcelona fans will be hoping that their club can live up to La Liga predictions hype and reclaim the Spanish title for the 27th time in their history.
The Spanish Super Cup looks there for the taking once again and Barcelona have a favourable semi-final tie and a potential clash with Real Madrid looks likely.
Fancy a bet on Barcelona today? Keep an eye on Barca tips and previews at the top of this page for every game this season.
*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*