Valladolid – Valencia, Asian Handicap +0.25 Valencia, Stake 5/10, odd 1.75 at Pinnacle Sports (0-1 WIN)
PREVIEW: With only 2 points between them, the season has been so far greatly disappointing for both teams, especially for Valencia, who were deemed contenders for a Europa League position. Closer to relegation than Europa League, for Valencia is a must-win this game. Both teams had a cup match a few days ago, with Valladolid, going into extra-time after a very tough game at Marbella. For Valencia, the cup game was a walk in the park, with a 4-1 win at Yeclano.
In the last 5 games in La Liga, Valencia managed to get 3 points only, after drawing 3 times (including an amazing draw at Barcelona), while Valladolid managed to gain 8 points, after 2 victories (at home against Osasuna and away at Getafe) and 2 draws (at Sevilla and at Cadiz). For this game, Valencia has Cillessen, Gabriel, Gameiro, and Racic injured. On the other hand, Valladolid has far more injured players: Fernandez, Garcia, Janko, Kiko, Marcos Andre, and Orellana are out for this game.
In the last 10 games between these sides, there have been 6 Valencia wins and 4 draws. In fact, the last victory for Valladolid against Valencia, dates back to 2009, when Valencia was already in the UEFA Cup, and with that victory, Valladolid escaped relegation.
Valladolid’s last victory at home against Valencia dates back to 2003 when they defeated Valencia 1-0. Because Valladolid has so many injured players and because the game will be played with no spectators, we expect a very tight game between these 2, with multiple goal-scoring chances, but not too many goals. We expect Valencia not to lose this game by any means, otherwise, the chances of them being drawn further into the relegation battle to grow. Chances for a draw are pretty high, but a close Valencia win is in the cards too.
Good luck to followers!