Barcelona has lost two games in a row, in La Liga and the Champions League, to Atletico Madrid and SL Benfica, respectively. They got off to a good start with a win over Real Sociedad, then drew with Athletic Bilbao before winning at home against Getafe. However, with losses and draws, they are starting to fade away. They have 12 points from seven games, including three wins, one loss, and three draws, and are now in ninth place in La Liga. With three victories and a draw at home, they have the best record. They have averaged 1.5 goals each game and have only allowed one goal per game. Memphis Depay is the leading goal scorer for them as the Dutchman has netted three goals so far. Martin Brathwaite and Sergi Roberto have also chipped in with two goals each. Ronald Araujo, Pedri, Martin Brathwaite, Sergino Dest, Clement Lenglet, and Moussa Wague are among the six players on the injury list who will miss the next encounter against Valencia.
Valencia has dropped ten points in their past four La Liga matches, losing to Real Madrid and Sevilla and drawing with Athletic Club and Cadiz. As a result, they are now in eighth place with 12 points from eight games. So far, they’ve won three games, drawn three, and lost two. They have only won one game on the road and have a dismal away record. So far, they’ve scored 12 goals and allowed just eight goals, averaging one goal per game. With three goals and two assists this season, Carlos Soler is Valencia’s leading goal scorer. Soler, who is sidelined with a back ailment, will be missed in the team’s next match against Barcelona. Apart from him, Maximiliano Gomez is suspended, as are the injured Thierry Correia, Gaya, and Denis Cheryshev, who are expected to return by the end of October.