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Lionel who? Will you be backing Messi to end his goal-drought this afternoon?

The little genius is on a goal drought that will blow your mind. We fear that Valencia might be receive the backlash

by Josh Powell | February 1, 2014

Seeing a Barcelona score sheet without Messi’s name on it is like managing to find a shop that still sells a Freddo for 10p. It’s rarer than unicorn piss. However the second-best player in the world is going through a goal-drought in La Liga that will stun you.

The last time Lionel Messi found the net in La Liga was September 28, and despite injury, he has made eight appearances since then. In total Messi has played more than nine hours of league football since he last bagged a goal. A mind-blowing statistic for a man who is used to averaging a goal a game if not better.

That’s not to say he’s been in bad form. He bagged three Champions League goals and four goals in two Copa Del Ray matches in that time, plus he has helped himself to four assists in his last two games. It’s not like Messi is putting in naff performances.

He is 1/6 to score in Barcelona’s home game today against Valencia which looks mighty short. We’ve been to the pub with Paddy Power’s traders and we know how stingy they are, but that price is something else. Messi is 4/5 to score two or more against Valencia and 5/1 to bag a hat-trick.

A ridiculous price considering the drought? Maybe, until you see his record against Valencia.

  • Messi has scored eight goals in his last four games against Valencia
  • That’s an average of a goal every half
  • In his last game against Valencia, in September 2013, Messi scored a hat-trick inside the first 41 minutes as Barcelona won 3-2

The big question now is do you back him or not? One of the best players in the world to break his drought in front of goal with a hat-trick maybe? Surely he can’t go another game without finding the net…

  • It could get Messi for Valencia! Get stuck in to the latest odds right here: Desktop | Mobile

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