The international break was not a good one for Ronald Koeman. He must have been thinking about taking the team back to the winning ways after consecutive losses. One in the league against Atletico Madrid and the second one against Benfica in the Champions League. Now he must do something different to overcome the problematic situation. His future also depends on the upcoming matches.
This month will surely tell us if Ronald Koeman will remain as the manager. Also, the match against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League is a must-win match to keeps their hopes of progressing to the knock out rounds in the UCL. So, the following three games for the team is significant. In October, we will surely see some rollercoasters. Honestly speaking, it’s not a good time for football betting on Barcelona.
The Catalans face Valencia this Sunday. Both teams have 12 points. But Barca has played one match less than Valencia. Both teams will try to grab all three points to help them climb to the top six. The pressure will be more on Barca as they can’t afford one more loss. They will try to take advantage of the inconsistency of Valencia to win the game. But Valencia is a team that always try to surprise the big teams in the league. Jose Bordalas, the Valencia boss, has shocked Barca with other teams too. Barca will be in relief as Aguero will be returning from the injury. His performance can be essential, along with Fati and Depay. His experience will surely be a boon for Barca, especially in the league.
After the match against Valencia, Barca will face Dynamo Kyiv in UCL. The match will be against a weaker team. But Barca cannot suffer another loss. They have not won a game in the group after two rounds. Their chances of progressing depend on this match. It will be an excellent opportunity for the players to boost their confidence by a win against Kyiv.
The third most crucial match for Barca is the prestigious El Clasico. The match against Real Madrid will also be an issue of prestige. If the team can snatch a victory here, it will be the best confidence booster the team can get when the league progresses. But Koeman should find a way to stop the attacking duo of Benzema and Vinicius. If they can stop these two, then there is a chance to take all three points. The government has permitted to have 100% people in the stadium from the El Clasico onwards. So, Barca should take advantage of having more fans.
Barcelona needs to win all three games to be on momentum. The problems around the team can be silenced if they grab nine points in total in the league and UCL.