Barcelona vs Real Valladolid time, TV channel, live stream, lineups and betting odds for
The road to the knockout rounds of the Champions League, which has only just learned, will be a difficult one. Barcelona enter the field hoping to further improve their La Liga form when they host newly promoted Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
Barcelona were drawn into the ‘Group of Death’ alongside Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in the 2022/23 Champions League. The Blaugrana will therefore try to improve their form quickly before the group stage kicks off in early September.
The Catalan club drew 0-0 in the season’s opening game before improving slightly in the subsequent 4-1 win over Real Sociedad. The first half against La Real served to further highlight Barcelona’s deficits, but the substitution of Ansu Fati early in the second half proved crucial in turning the tide.
Valladolid were defeated 3-0 by Villarreal in their first game in the Spanish top flight, but they turned things around in the second week of play with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Sevilla. The club is owned by former Brazil international Ronaldo. who acquired a 51 percent stake in the club in 2018.
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Here’s how to watch Barcelona vs Real Valladolid
|United Kingdom||United States of America||Canada||Australia|
|date||Sun, August 28th||Sun, August 28th||Sun, August 28th||Mon, August 29th|
|time||18:30 CET||1:30 p.m. ET||1:30 p.m. ET||03:30 CEST|
|TV channel||Premier Sports 1, LaLigaTV||—||TSN4||—|
|stream||Prime Player HD||ESPN+||TSN.com, TSN App||Opus Sport|
UNITED KINGDOM: Sunday’s game between Barcelona and Real Valladolid from the Camp Nou will be televised in the UK on Premier Sports 1 and LaLigaTV, with streaming on Premier Player HD.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: La Liga games can be seen exclusively on ESPN’s subscription-based streaming service ESPN+ throughout the season in the United States.
Canada: LaLiga matches can be seen on TSN throughout the season in Canada, with this particular game available on TSN4 as well as streaming on TSN.com and the TSN App.
Australia: Australia’s sole La Liga broadcaster is Optus Sport, which will also broadcast the Premier League after signing a new deal with the English top flight until 2028.
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Barcelona vs Real Valladolid Predicted Lineups & Team News
It remains to be seen if Barcelona can register a new centre-back Jules Kounde just in time for this weekend’s game, although the loan has ended Samuel Umit On the Italian side, Lecce loosens up the books a bit. Kounde could reportedly leave the club for free if he hasn’t signed up for the domestic competition by the transfer deadline.
The introduction of the young winger Ansu Fati was crucial in last weekend’s 4-1 win over Real Sociedad and it will be interesting to see if Barcelona coach Xavi will give him a chance to start. Ferran Torres, the man he replaced from the bench, has so far been ineffective. On the right, Xavi has a decision to make weekly Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie deJongboth of whom will be linked with moves to other clubs this summer are unlikely to start Robert Lewandowski lead the line and Sergio Busquets back from suspension. Sergino goal is another who could leave after not being fully included in the squad for the first two games.
Young left-back Alex Balde played very well against Real Sociedad and started over Jordy Albaand could get another opportunity to make a difference. Eric Garcia and Andrew Christensen were previously Xavi’s preferred pair of centre-backs, preferred over the long-time Barcelona veteran Gerhard Pique.
Estimated starting line-up of Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen (TG) – Balde, Garcia, Christensen, Roberto – Gavi, Busquets, Pedri – Fati, Lewandowski, Raphinha.
It’s possible that Real Valladolid coach Pacheta will make a goal change. Starter Sergio Asenjo made a massive mistake late last weekend that allowed Sevilla to level the score at 1-1 and earn a draw. Asenjo, who was taken over from Villarreal this summer after losing his place there, could be replaced by the long-time Valladolid goalkeeper Jordy Masip who started through last season’s promotion campaign and has been with the club since a move from Barcelona in 2017.
Elsewhere central defender Jawad El Yamiq is suspended from the game after receiving a red card in last weekend’s game. He was sent off after already being substituted, alongside a red card alongside also already eliminated Sevilla defender Marcos Acuna.
striker Sergi Guardiola, who returned from his loan spell at Rayo Vallecano last year, is yet to hit the mark this season. Former Sevilla and Swansea midfielder Roque Mesa is the captain of the club.
Estimated starting line-up for Real Valladolid (4-3-3): Masip (GK) – Escudero, J Fernandez, J Sanchez, L Perez – Aguado, Mesa, K Perez – Anuar, Guardiola, I Sanchez.
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Real Valladolid bet selection and prediction
Odds via DraftKings (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada) and SkyBet (UK).
Like La Real, Valladolid could trouble Barcelona with a stubborn midfield display but it’s unlikely to last.
The Catalan side are too strong and talented to be held down for long and the options for Xavi off the bench are unrivaled in the European game. Expect Barcelona to overwhelm the promoted team in the second half.
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Forecast: Barcelona 3-0 Real Valladolid
|Real Valladolid wins||+1200||15.00||18/1|
to score Y/N
|+120 / -150||2.01 / 1.63||10.11., 6.4|
|-105 / -130||1.94 / 1.81||4/5, 10/11|
|True Valladolid +2.5||-150||1.69||—|