Valencia vs Espanyol Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday, Valencia will host Espanyol at the Mestalla Stadium in yet another interesting clash of La Liga. Two teams from the middle of the table will battle it out for all three points and are bound to provide the viewers with plenty of entertainment and betting opportunities.
Valencia are placed eight at the table with thirty-one points and a positive goal difference of +4. So far in the season, they have gotten six wins, thirteen draws, and four losses. Currently, they are on a two-game winless streak with two draws. The most recent one was to Real Sociedad in a clash without goals. Both teams focused on defense first and as a result, we haven’t seen many chances. The referee had to show six yellow cards due to the harsh style of football that was being delivered.
Espanyol hold the number twelve spot in the league standings with twenty-eight points from eight wins, four draws, and eleven losses. Currently, they are on a two-game unbeaten streak. After the draw with Villarreal, they went on to triumph over Rayo Vallecano by the result of 2-1. Ba A. scored the first goal of the game mid-first half. In the second half, Espanyol stepped their game up and managed to score twice. Iglesias scored from the penalty spot and in the fifth minute of the second half stoppage time, Darder scored to take his team up front.
When it comes to the previous games between the two clubs, Valencia have been the better one. Out of the five recent matches that they’ve played, Valencia have won four and Espanyol have won the remaining one. At home, against Espanyol, Valencia are on a five-game winning streak. The last time that they lost a match to them there was in 2007 by the score of 1-2.
Valencia don't have lots of missing players for the match on Sunday. Santi Mina is injured, while Mouctar Diakhaby is suspended and both will not play against Espanyol. Gabriel Paulista, Rodrigo Moreno and Cristiano Piccini are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Espanyol also have some missing players for this game. Naldo and Pablo Piatti are injured and they can't play against Valencia. Dídac Vilá, Óscar Duarte and Hernán Pérez are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Valencia: Neto; Gaya, Garay, Paulista, Wass; Guedes, Coquelin, Parejo, Soler; Moreno, Gameiro
Espanyol: Lopez; Rosales, Hermoso, Lopez, Vila; Darder, Roca, Melendo; Lei, Iglesias, Garcia
Valencia vs Espanyol Prediction
Very good football game to place our bets and win some cash on Sunday. Match Valencia vs Espanyol brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Valencia are big favourites to win this game and they will try to score from the first minute. They like to play strong and aggressive football, especially when play in front of their fans. They will play very cautious and their main objective for the match will be to keep a clean sheet. Valencia have won 10 of their last 11 home matches against Espanyol in all competitions. On the other side Espanyol like to play open games and they don't play very strong in defense line. Espanyol have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Valencia vs Espanyol Prediction: Valencia to win. We expect from Valencia to finish this game without conceding and our second betting pick for the match is Valencia to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 2-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.