Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Buoyed by a 4-0 win over Manchester City in Wednesday’s Champions League game Barcelona take on Valencia at their Camp Nou in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. Leo Messi scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s men and, no doubt, the Argentine superstar will pose a big threat for Valencia defenders in Saturday’s football match at Estadio de Mestalla. Barca sit in 4th position in the La Liga standings and we predict that the Catalans will go all guns blazing at Valencia in the La Liga derby. Los Che did not make a flying start to the season, but they have been raising their form week by week and the fact that the team recorded three wins in last four league fixtures is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Luis Enrique’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Aymen Abdennour):
Aymen Abdennour is a professional football player who was born on 6 August, 1989 in Sousse, Tunisia. Abdennour started his youth career at Etoile du Sahel and he continued playing for the senior team. After making 33 league appearances for the club, the powerful centre-back joined Toulouse in 201 and he played for les Pitchouns until 2014. In 2014 he signed a loan deal with Monaco and the club chiefs soon made the deal permanent.
Aymen Abdennour played for les Rouges et Blancs in the 2014/2015 Ligue 1 campaign and at the end of the season he moved to Spain, signing a five-year deal with Valencia. Abdennour was the captain of the Tunisia under 21 team in the past and nowadays he plays regularly for the senior team.
He scored his first goal for Tunisia in a 5-0 win over Chad in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers on 5 June, 2011. Abdennour is a centre back, but he can be used as a full back as well.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past.
The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957.
Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.