Our football match prediction:
High-flying Barcelona will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Valencia at their Camp Nou in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semis. The Catalan giants have been producing scintillating displays in all competitions under Ernesto Valverde and they are on the right track to win the La Liga title. Barca are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against los Che and seeing that Ernesto Valverde counts on key players in Copa del Rey, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Thursday’s football match. Valencia are enjoying a very successful season, but considering that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Real Madrid at their Estadio de Mestall at the weekend, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Barcelona’s party at Camp Nou. In their last meeting in the capital of Catalonia Barca recorded a 4-2 win over Valencia.
Highlighted Player (Lionel Messi):
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario and he began his football career at Newell’s Old Boys. At age 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but having realised his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment. Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou outfit ever since. The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015). In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign. The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, but he has yet to win a trophy with Argentina national team at major tournaments. Leo Messi, though, has won Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Valencia CF was founded on May 10, 1919 in Torino Bar, Valencia . The first president and co - founder was Octavio Augusto Milego Díaz . In the past, Valencia knew great successes . These Included the Dutchman Faas Wilkes whose dribbling skills, fans in Mestalla enjoyed . Unfortunately, Valencia is also known for its financial problems . This means the cant always maintain their self - trained players(Villa, Silva, Mata and Alba) . Due to the financial problems they often have to sell their best players . However, despite the difficult financial times Valencia always been struggling along in the top of the Primera DivisionDespite the financial problems Valencia able to be among the top teams of the Primera Division every season . Almost every year Valencia lose one of its stalwarts on good scouting and targeted acquisitions, yet Valencia always manages to stay at the top . Once Valencia can get the financial problems behind them they will really become a top European team !