BSC Young Boys vs Valencia
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stade de Suisse (Bern).
BSC Young Boys host Valencia in a must win game as the losing side here will fall out of the knockout qualification race. Failure here also dent their chances to finish third and go to the Europa League knockout.
Young Boys started their Champions League group stage campaign with back-to-back 0-3 defeats to Man United and Juventus and sit at the foot of Group H.
The Young Boys are doing extremely well in their domestic league, but they had little success in the debut campaign at Champions League group stage. It remained to be seen if this team has what it takes to compete with Europe’s experienced sides.
The visiting Valencia has a point in their bag, courtesy of the goal-less stalemate at Old Trafford on matchday 2 after the 0-2 home defeat to the Italian giants.
The Spanish club is the better side on paper, but this group of players have so far failed to live up to the expectation.
Valencia won just 1 of their 11 matches in all competitions this season. However, they are a tough team to beat with 9 of those games resulting in stalemates.
This is the reason for bookies to offer the Valencia win at 2.00 odd, while home win can be backed at 3.60 odd.
Young Boys vs Valencia Head-to-head
Tuesday’s Champions League fixture marks the first competitive head-to-head meeting between Young Boys and Valencia.
BSC won and lost 3 each from their six overall meetings with Spanish clubs. At home, the Young Boys won 2 and lost 1 of the 3.
Valencia have a strong h2h record against Swiss clubs, won 5, drew 2 and lost 1 of the 8 overall meetings. In Swiss soil, their record 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss from 4.
Young Boys vs Valencia
As I mentioned earlier, this is a do-or-die situation for both teams to stay in the knockout race. Therefore, punters can expect a fairly open contest and there will be goals at either ends.
As for full-time result, I do not see a clear winner here. Valencia’s inability to win matches and Young Boys’ aggressive approach in home games lay the foundation for my assessment.
Young Boys vs Valencia Betting Tips
Both teams to Score at (7/10) 1.70 odd.
Over 2.5 goals @ 9/10 (1.90).