Valencia vs Espanyol
Spain – La Liga
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia hardly has the chance to make it into the Europa qualifiers, but they will want to finish strong within the top ten of the league table. They dropped points in the recent matches to slide down to the ninth spot in the table.
Espanyol has confirmed their berth to Segunda Division next season after being the first team to be relegated this season. Cadiz CF from the lower tier league will take their place next season. The visitor has been the punching bag for other teams to the end and is likely to be defeated again.
Valencia vs Espanyol Match preview
Valencia has made only two wins in their nine clashes post lockdown in the league. The 1-0 loss on the road against Leganes last time out was their fifth loss in the same period, and they scored no goals in all those defeats.
However, two of their recent three matches ended in an unbeaten trend for the host. Both their wins in the league after restart has come at home. So, we can relate that playing at home is the strongest suit for the Bats.
Espanyol is on a seven-game losing streak in the campaign, following a 0-2 loss at home against Eibar in their previous league encounter. They have scored in only three of their last ten matches and have given away clean sheets for the last three matches straight.
The visitor is winless in the last eight away fixtures in the campaign and their overall record on the road is also not enjoyable for them. With such a poor reputation in the league, the Periquitos will have the fight for redemption in the league.
Valencia vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded four of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 away win for the Bats.
- Both teams have scored in only one of their last six fixtures.
- Only one of their last 13 meetings has ended in a draw.
Valencia vs Espanyol Prediction
Valencia is known for their strength at home and they can be dangerous at home with their consecutive attacks from the wings. The Bats enjoy home ground advantage with just one loss from their 18 appearances as the host.
Espanyol is not at their best form in the league and might look forward to playing better in the Segunda Division next season. Their overall form itself is worse, and there is no case of picking up points about their form on the road.
The home win in full-time with 1.50 odds will be the best bet for the punters in the clash.
Furthermore, Valencia has slotted in two goals in their recent two home wins in the schedule. Besides, the host has an average of 1.5 goals per match at home in the league. So, the tip for over 1.5 goals by Valencia with 1.66 odds will be a suitable option for the punters.
Valencia vs Espanyol Betting tips
Valencia to win @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 1.5 goals by Valencia @ 1.66 (4/6).