Valencia vs Espanol Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews
Valencia and Espanyol face off in the Estadio de Mestalla in a match of the 18th round of the Primera Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, who has 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stage was in 13-02-2016, in a game by the First Division that finished with the victory of Valencia by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Negredo (71 ‘) and D. Cheryshev (76’) for Valencia and Ó. Duarte (52 ‘) for Espanyol. Although this is a game between 17th and 11th of the overall standings, it is actually a game between the 19th place in home games and the 7th as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in 17th place, having won 13 points. In the last match, they drew with Osasuna away by (3-3), after in the previous game to have lost out in a game against Real Sociedad, by (3-2). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 8 points, scoring 13 goals and conceding 16 goals and 5 points at the stadium with 11 goals scored and 16 goals conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Glass of the King, lost with the Celta of Vigo outside by (2-1). In the last 7 home games for the league, Valencia have recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses, having won 5 points out of 21.
In this competition, you have not won any of the last 4 games in your stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-1, which occurred in 3 of their 7 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home games, as 23 of their last 25 matches have finished with over 1.5 goals. In 16 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Valencia return to play at home in the Spanish Championship after two appearances away from their fans, still trying to rediscover the path of victory to scare off the terrible phase that lives in the competition, and is already without winning eight games. In the last round, the team went to the home of Osasuna and, despite being three times in front on the scoreboard, ended up only drawing 3×3. Before, the team had faced Real Sociedad, also far from its fans, and ended up defeated by 3×2. After sixteen rounds, having one game less, the club accumulates three victories, four draws and nine defeats, thus occupying the seventeenth position in the table. For this match, the coach should keep the team in 4-5-1 or 4-3-3.
The visiting team is currently in 11th place with 23 points, after 5 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Barcelona by (4-1). In the last match, tied at home for Deportivo La Coruña by (1-1). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 12 points and 11 at home with 11 goals scored and 11 goals conceded at home against 10 goals scored and 12 goals conceded. In the league, Espanyol won 12 points in 24 chances, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 games they played as a visitor. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 9 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their games away to this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 5 of the last 8 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 2 periods in the last 11 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 11 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘); Suffered 5 of his 11 goals in minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Espanyol are on the pitch for their eighteenth Spanish league game, seeking their fourth away win, where they have performed better than their constituency. In the last round, the team received Deportivo La Coruña at home and did not get more than a draw in 1×1. Before, the team had gone to the home of Barcelona and left there thrashed by 4×1. After seventeen rounds, the club accumulates five victories, eight draws and four defeats, thus occupying the eleventh place in the table. For that match, the coach must keep the team in 4-5-1 or 4-4-2.