Espanyol takes Valencia in a meeting of the 22 rd round of Spanish Primera Division. The odds for the game offered by the leading bookmaker bet365 are as follow: 2.45 for a home win, with a draw at 3.40 and 2.90 for the victory of the guests. Interesting fact before this game is that the two teams played recently against each other in the Cup of Spain, where surprisingly or not, Espanyol eliminated Valencia from the race. At an early stage of the championship both teams have met once again and Valencia won convincingly with 3-1. Lovers of Spanish football have the opportunity to watch the game live online at sites of Bet365 or Betfair.
Espanyol lost in the last round from the team of Sevilla with 3-2 as guests, but this is not surprising, because away from home, players of Sergio Gonzalez had only one success from the start of the new season. At the expense of that loss, Espanyol qualified for participation in the semi-finals of Cup of Spain, which more or less exonerated them. Against Valencia, Sergio Gonsalez can`t rely on the starting goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, who received a red card and was sent off in the last round. Pau Lopez, who has very little experience, will take his place. Except without his goalkeeper, Espanyol has to go out without the services of midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez. Hector Moreno is back and at least in the defence there have to be no problems.
Recently, Valencia has no luck. Besides the elimination of the Cup of Spain, the team received sonorous slap of Malaga with defeat by 1-0 and received a red card for defender Joao Cancelo. This result adviced by betting tips is not typical for Valencia and if we look back, we see that "bats" is averaging more than two goals in a match. Valencia still has all chances to qualify in places providing participation in the Champions League, but they must start winning and in an away game, which is one of their weaknesses - only three wins away from the "Mestalla". As we said above, Nuno Santo remains without the services of Cancelo and on his place will be Antonio Barragan, who has recently return in the game after injury. Another punished player is Nicolas Otamendi, who amassed quite yellow cards and misses the meeting.
We expect an equally match, where Espanyol will approach without embarrassment and guests from Valencia will not allow a second consecutive loss. The meeting between the two teams have to end with over 2.5 goals and this is the outcome that we recommend for today`s match!
Prediction Espanyol - Valencia: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.15 at bet365