Valencia vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia can confirm their return to Champions League next season with a win against Eibar on Sunday evening.
The Los Che could have done this last week if not for a 1-1 away draw at Celta Vigo. They are now win-less in three, but thanks to good work in the early parts of the season that keep them in the top four.
Mathematically, Valencia can still finish outside top four. But, we can rule out this in reality as their lead over fifth placed Real Betis is a 10-point. So, three points from remaining 4 games will be enough to book their place in Europe’s elite competition next season.
Eibar have nothing left to play for as they sit at 12th in the table. The 43 points in their bag still give them a chance to make it to Europa League, but I don’t see this happening due to tough competition between 4 teams above them for 1 remaining spot.
Besides, Eibar’s recent form has been nothing but disastrous. They won only 1 of their last 8, drew 2 and lost 5. Thus, we have litlle positives to take away from their current run of form.
Valencia vs Eibar Head-to-head
Eibar won the last three La Liga fixtures against Valencia; 2-1 at home this season and a thumping 4-0 win the corresponding fixture at the Mestalla last season. The Los Che were however unbeaten in the previous 4 with wins in 3.
The three meetings at the Mestalla during the period saw 3 or more goals.
Valencia vs Eibar Prediction
This is a dry run from Valencia as they are win-less in three games and this is down to the errors in defense. García Toral is smart enough to fix these and we could see a better performances from the team in white and black.
To aid them is an Eibar team that won only 1 of their last 8 La Liga games. And they have little to play for since they are completely out of relegation threat.
Therefore, we are quite confident to see a comfortable home win which confirms Los Che’s tickets to the Champions League next season.
Valencia vs Eibar Bet Tips
- FT – Valencia to win @ 1.53 with Betway is a banker.
- Over 2.5 full-time goals @ 1.80 odd is a decent alternate.