Granada vs Valencia
Copa Del Rey – Spain
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Kick-off: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes (Granada).
It is a mouth-watering contest as fearless Granada welcome the inform Valencia for the Spanish Copa del rey quarter final fixture this Tuesday.
Both teams had to toil hard against lower division clubs in the previous rounds of the tournament to reach this far, however each of those were tricky away fixtures on unknown territory.
Granada started their run in the tournament early and played four games to reach this far, three of those were settled by extra time goals after scored stalemates in regulation 90 minutes.
Meantime, Valencia defeated Cultural Leonesa in penalties before a solitary goal settled the tie with UD Logrones in the previous round. It will be worth to note that Albert Celades went in with full strength squad for both games.
We have seen, home advantage far too often in this season’s Copa del Rey. Can Valencia, the season campaigners with fine form on their side defeat a side like Granada who can give a few headaches to big sides while they are on their own backyard.
Granada vs Valencia Head-to-head
The Los Che are unbeaten against Granada across all competitions since 2011. The 15 games saw them winning 13 times.
The LaLiga meeting in the corresponding season resulted in a 2-0 win.
Their last meeting in Copa del rey was in 2016, Valencia did a double, 3-0 home and 4-0 away.
At home, El Grana lost 5 of the 6 h2h clashes, the only positive was a 1-1 stalemate back in 2014.
Granada vs Valencia Prediction
Granada are a force to reckon in front at their home ground and they hold a 63%-win ration across all competitions at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes with all games coming in the LaLiga.
However, they are up against a team in sublime form all around. It will be hard work for Diego Martinez and their team are win-less against Valencia for over 10 years now.
Nonetheless to say, this will be a tricky affair, but my money is on Los Che to stay unbeaten in regular 90 minutes. On the merit on odds and safety, I will be going with a draw-no-bet for the away side. Yet, for brave punters, the Valencia win priced at 2.30 odd is too good to turn down.
Meantime, over 1.5 goals full-time is priced at 1.44 odd, this is a bet we must take with open arms since both these teams like to play attacking football. Only 1 of their last 10 head-to-head meetings saw less than 2 goals, meantime, their last two meetings in Copa (2016) saw 2+ goals.
Granada vs Valencia Betting Tips
Best Bet: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.44 odd.
Another safe alternate: Draw-no-bet Valencia @ 1.66 odd.