Valencia vs Espanyol Odds – Saturday 12th February 2016 – 19:30 – Sky Sports 2
Valencia are at 3/4 with the draw available at odds of 11/4 and Espanyol are at 7/2
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Valencia welcome Espanyol to the Mestalla in a crucial match for manager Gary Neville, with his Valencia side yet to record a league victory and visitors Espanyol will be looking to pile more misery on the beleaguered Valencia manager with a first victory in 2016.
Valencia are in desperate need of a win and both they and manager Gary Neville need it quickly. Since their 7-0 loss to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey the fans patience with the manager has seemingly run out, with fans from all quarters in Valencia calling for Neville to be sacked. Valencia’s fans have every right to be angry, with their last win in La Liga coming all the way back in November of last year, a 5-1 thumping away at Celta Vigo. They have taken three points from their last six matches and despite their own dismal form they have an excellent chance at securing a victory against Espanyol, especially with captain Paco Alcacer returning.
Visitors Espanyol In Dire Form
The visitors Espanyol find themselves in 17th position in La Liga, they are three points and three places behind their hosts Valencia. They remain one point and one place above the relegation zone and as it stands they are in serious relegation trouble and will want to produce a few more wins to give them breathing space from their rivals but a win against Valencia will see them go level on points with their hosts . This clash should be an evenly matched contest, given both side’s recent form but Espanyol have conceded an extraordinary amount of goals in the last few matches, with a humiliating 5-0 loss at home to Real Sociedad their last fixture.
Valencia head into this fixture in a poor run of form in La Liga and have a record of three losses and three draws in their last six. Espanyol have a even worse record of four losses and two draws in their last six matches.
Both teams are 4/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Valencia are Paco Alcacer and Alvaro Negredo at 4/1 with Rodrigo Moreno at 5/1. For Espanyol Felipe Caicedo is at 7/1 with Mamadou Sylla at 8/1.
The last time these sides played Espanyol won 1-0 and the odds of the same score line are 11/1.
Villarreal vs Malaga Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Alcacer to score first @ 4/1
Tip 2 – Valencia to win 4-1 @ 33/1