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Valencia vs Espanyol Predictions

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Spain La Liga | Estadio de Mestalla | 16th July
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Valencia vs Espanyol predictions and betting tips in La Liga. Mid-table Valencia host already-relegated Espanyol in the penultimate round of fixtures in La Liga this Thursday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 10/11

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Valencia 2-0 @ 8/1

Reason For Valencia vs Espanyol Predictions

  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the last six meetings between these two clubs.
  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Valencia’s last six matches.
  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Espanyol’s last six matches.
  • Valencia have won ten of their 18 home games and Espanyol have lost 11 of their 18 away trips.

Espanyol are in the midst of a dire losing streak

Valencia lost 1-0 away at Leganes on Sunday and sit 9th in the table heading into the final two games of the season, while Espanyol’s fate was already decided before they lost 2-0 at home to Eibar at the weekend. The visitors will finish bottom of the table this season as they are 8pts adrift of second from bottom Mallorca and only have 6pts left to play for.

When these two sides met back in November for their reverse league fixture, a penalty from Roca put the hosts Espanyol into a half time lead. However, Valencia equalised from the penalty spot through Parejo and then scored what turned out to be the winner 10-minutes from time through Gomez. Valencia aren’t playing their best at this moment in time but they still head into Thursday’s clash as the form favourites with one win, one draw and four defeats from their last six matches, as Espanyol have lost all of their games during that same period.

Valencia’s home record has been really strong this season

Our prediction for under 2.5 goals being scored on Thursday carries plenty of weight. Under 2.5 goals have been produced in 67% of the hosts’ home games and 58% of the visitors’ away trips so far this season and under 2.5 goals have also featured in five of the pairs’ last six league meetings. Under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Valencia’s and five of Espanyol’s last six league games, so you can see why we’re expecting a low-scoring affair this Thursday.

In terms of a final scoreline, we’re predicting a 2-0 win for the hosts who play their very best football in their own backyard. Valencia average 2.06 points per home game and have won ten of their 18 matches at the Estadio de Mestalla this season, while Espanyol have already lost 11 of their 18 matches on the road.

We’re expecting a comfortable 90-minutes for the home side

The hosts score an average of 1.56 goals per home game and concede an average of just 0.89 goals while Espanyol score an average of just 0.75 goals on their travels and concede 1.58 goals, which ties in neatly with our prediction for a 2-0 home win on Thursday. Espanyol have failed to score in half of their away games this season which explains why they have failed to pick up enough points on their travels, while Valencia have kept clean sheets in 33% of their home games.


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