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      Las Palmas vs Valencia Predictions


      The 1st leg at the Mestalla last week was going the way of the visitors thanks to a Wilfried Zahibo own goal but Paco Alcacer equalised for the hosts to leave the tie evenly poised at 1-1 going into the 2nd leg on Gran Canaria.

      Unquestionably this is a bigger game for Valencia than Las Palmas. Gary Neville is still without a league win for the club but his side did pick up a valuable point at Deportivo La Coruna at the weekend thanks to a 93rd minute Alvaro Negredo strike. They remain in 11th place though, 8 points off the top 6 and 16 points behind Villarreal in 4th.

      Given the money they spent in the summer that is nowhere near good enough and cup success could be their only way to salvage their season and perhaps keep Neville in a job beyond this term.

      As for Las Palmas, league survival is their main priority particularly after their 3-2 defeat at bottom club Levante on Monday night. With a few of the other strugglers at the weekend, they slipped into the bottom 3 and manager Quique Setien will have a real dilemma about how strong a side to send out here.

      Their home form has been good and they have won 4 of their last 6 home games so with a strong side out they’ll really fancy knocking out a misfiring Valencia side and piling the pressure on Neville. However changes are still likely from both managers here given the congested nature of this time of year for teams competing in the Copa Del Rey and we should see a close game but there are likely to be chances at both ends.

      Both teams have scored in 7 of the last 8 games involving Las Palmas and in all of the last 3 matches involving Valencia. Both sides have shown worrying defensive faults in recent weeks but do have players capable of finding the net so consider backing both teams to score here at 5/6.

      This tie couldn’t be any more finely poised and it’s hard to call a winner so it certainly has the potential to go the distance. Therefore backing a 1-1 draw at 5/1 which would mean Extra Time might be the way to go.

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