Espanyol vs Valencia: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Espanyol failed to impress in the current season - inconsistent performances led to mediocre results. Team failed to achieve success in the Spanish Cup, the Budgerigars beat Ponferradina and then suffered an away defeat to Mallorca (1:2).
After 36 rounds of La Liga team has ten victories and ten draws, delivering 40 points and a 13th spot in the standings. In five latest rounds the White-Blues earned only one point, drawing with Osasuna (1:1).
Morlanes, Herrera, Bare, Gil and Pedrozawill miss the upcoming match.
Valencia are going through rebuilding process and achieved satisfying results in the current season. Team had a successful Spanish Cup campaign. After confident victories in first stages team beat Athletic in the semi-final and earned a spot in the final. Title match was extremely contested, but Betis turned out to be more fortunate in the penalty shoot-out.
After 36 rounds of La Liga the Oranges have 10 victories and 14 draws, delivering 44 points and a 10th spot in the standings. In five latest rounds the Bats earned only two points, drawing with Levante (1:1) and Athletic (0:0).
Gabriel Paulista will have to miss the upcoming match.
None of five latest matches of the hosts ended in draws
This bet played in 3 of 5 latest matches of Espanyol
In 2 of 4 latest head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
Both clubs lost any motivation for the rest of the season. We are expecting a battle for ball control, mostly in the middle of the pitch, so we are not expecting many goal opportunities.
Our prediction - total under 2,5 goals
We think that draw should be a fair result of this match.
Our second bet is on a draw