Valencia vs Young Boys
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Guillaume Hoarau made no mistake from the spot to bag Young Boys’ maiden Champions League goal and help them clinch their first point of the campaign. The Swiss champions held Valencia to a 1-1 draw two weeks ago at STADE DE SUISSE.
Such outcome did not actually help any of two teams who are set to take on each other once again on Wednesday evening at Mestalla. Obviously, only a victory here keeps these two sides in the quest for the second place in Group H.
The Bats are in a somewhat better situation given they drew to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the second round. They are two points shy of the Red Devils at the second place and could overtake Jose Mourinho’s side with a result here as Man Utd have a tough fixture against group leaders Juventus at Allianz Stadium scheduled later on.
Valencia vs Young Boys: Head-to-head
The aforementioned 1-1 draw at STADE DE SUISSE was the first ever head to head match between the two teams.
Michy Batshuayi pushed the Bats in front in the first half, but Hoarau made it all square for the Swiss champions ten minutes after the interval.
Young Boys were even closer to snatching the spoils as the momentum swung on their side on the occasion.
Valencia vs Young Boys: Prediction
Hoarau confirmed the fine form on Saturday when he opened up the scpring for his team in the 0-3 thrashing of Grasshoppers. The second straight domestic win kept Young Boys 11 points clear off Basel at the very top of the Super League table and we can say the visitors will come into this high on confidence.
It can’t be said for Valencia who suffered another home failure on Saturday, falling 0-1 to Girona. Marcelino’s men fell to 15th place after a four-game streak without a single victory in La Liga. Just one of last 12 matched Valencia played in all competitions saw three or more goals scored (a 1-2 victory over Ebro in Copa del Rey last week).
The value is thus massive in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 2.20 here. We will alternatively suggest draw at the half time at 2.40.
Valencia vs Young Boys: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.40 (7/5).