Valencia vs Espanyol: Preview and Predictions

Espanyol vs Valencia Spanish LaLiga Predictions by LeagueLane

Valencia vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: 8th April 2018, Sunday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).

Valencia look to put further pressure on Real and Atletico Madrid with a win against Espanyol on Sunday evening.

The battle for second spot in the league is getting heated up and Valencia cannot afford to drop points to stay in the race. They trail the second placed Atleti by 5 points and Real by a single. With the two Madrid teams going head-to-head on Saturday, the Los Che have the perfect chance to close the gap.

Valencia are on a dream run as well as 7 wins and a draw came from their last 8 league matches. Their overall home record this season is an excellent 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses from 15 games. On top of that, the Brazilian born Spanish international Rodrigo Moreno is on lethal form, having netted 5 times in his last 4 appearances for the club.

On the other hand, Espanyol are once again poised to finish at the bottom half of the table. It is a shame that nothing has improved since Quique Sanchez Flores took over in the 2016/17 season.

Espanyol’s current form is without a doubt underwhelming with only 2 wins coming from the last 12. Yet, they are a tough custodian to beat as 7 of those are draws.

Valencia vs Espanyol: Head-to-head

Valencia won the last four h2h matches against Espanyol, including a 2-0 win in the first leg clash of the corresponding the RCDE Stadium.

The Los Che are on a 9 match unbeaten streak at home against Espanyol in all competitions, 8 wins and 1 draw. Eight of those are in LaLiga.

Both teams scored in their last 8 head-to-head meetings at the Estadio de Mestalla, which also saw over 2.5 goals.

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Valencia vs Espanyol: Prediction

The home win has to be the top pick for this Spanish La Liga game. The numbers are there to back this as Valencia are a team with 11 wins from their 15 home games so far and have a 9 match winning streak in h2h matches at the Mestalla against Espanyol with 8 of those being wins.

Still, teams have found ways to score at the Mestalla in recent months and Valencia wit with only 1 clean sheet from their last 9 home matches. Also, Espanyol have scored here in 8 consecutive visits. And there we have our second pick as good as the first that is both teams to score.

Valencia vs Espanyol: Bet Tips

FT – Valencia to win @ 1.50 is a banker.

Both teams to Score @ 2.10 is the value bet.

Full-Time Correct Score: 2-1 Valencia @ 9.00 odd.

Any-time goal-scorer: Rodrigo Moreno or simply called Rodrigo at some sites for 2.10 odd.

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