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Valencia vs Espanyol Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview

La Liga 2015-16
Valencia
Valencia Club de Fútbol, SAD
vs Espanyol
Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona, S.A.D.
Schedule
Saturday, 13 February 2016 at 19:30 GMT / 19:30 UK / 01:00 IST
Venue
Mestalla Stadium, Valencia

Preview

Joel Amorim

Next Saturday, 13th of February 2016, a disheartened Valencia will take on an extremely fragilized Espanyol at the emblematic Mestalla for Round 24 of the Spanish Liga BBVA.

Will Gary Neville's Valencia be able to claw their first league win next time out?
Will Gary Neville's Valencia be able to claw their first league win next time out?

Last Sunday, Valencia allowed Real Betis to return to winning ways at Benito Villamarin while they also suffered their eighth league defeat in 23 matches. Gary Neville, who took the helm of Valencia after Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure, has not yet managed to win any of the 12 league matches that he has commanded and he is leaving the team’s supporters on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Besides their catastrophic league campaign, Gary Neville’s Valencia have also been eliminated from Copa del Rey this week, thus failing to secure a draw in the tournament’s final. Los Che were smashed by Barcelona 8-1 on aggregate and after losing 7-0 at Camp Nou, the best thing they managed was to grab a 1-1 draw at Mestalla in the second-leg match.

For next weekend’s crucial match against Espanyol, Phil Neville will not be able to rely on the services of Gaya, André Gomes and Shkodran Mustafi, who are all currently suspended. Siqueira, Enzo Pérez, Pablo Piatti and Javi Fuego, who are all still recovering from their respective injuries, are in doubt out there.

As for Espanyol, the Catalan team is also going through an extremely negative period and last Monday’s heavy defeat against Real Sociedad is the living proof of that. Espanyol couldn’t have started the match against the Basque team in a worst way, since on minute 8’ they were already losing by 2-0. Things are not easy for Constantin Galca, who took the reins of Espanyol later last year, and pundits have already claimed that his place as Espanyol’s head coach might be at stake.

After conceding 11 goals in the last two league matches, next weekend’s visit to Mestalla is of the utmost importance for the Catalan team. For that particular match, Constantin Galca will not be able to rely on the contribution of the Lithuanian goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis, who is currently injured. Hernan Perez, Arbilla and Ruben Duarte, who are still recovering from minor injuries, are in doubt out there.

Valencia

Stats: W-1 L-3 D-1

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Espanyol

Stats: W-0 L-4 D-1

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Possible Line-ups

Valencia (4-5-1) – Ryan - Aderlan - Abdennour - Cancelo - Barragan - André Gomes - Dani Parejo - Zahibo - Feghouli - Cheryshev - Negredo

Espanyol (4-2-3-1) - Pau - Lopez - Gonzalez - Roco - Fuentes - Joan Jordan - Diop - Asensio - Moreno - Burgui - Caicedo

Injury List / Suspended Players

Valencia - Enzo Pérez (in doubt) - Piatti (in doubt) - Javi Fuego (sus) - Siqueira (sus) - Gaya (sus) - Mustafi (sus) - André Gomes (sus)

Espanyol - Arlauskis (inj) - Pérez (in doubt) - Arbilla (in doubt) - Ruben Duarte (in doubt)

Head-to-head matches:

22.09.15

PRI

Espanyol

Valencia

1 : 0

08.02.15

PRI

Espanyol

Valencia

1 : 2

13.01.15

COP

Espanyol

Valencia

2 : 0

07.01.15

COP

Valencia

Espanyol

2 : 1

14.09.14

PRI

Valencia

Espanyol

3 : 1

League Positions

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12Valencia381111164648-244
13Espanyol38127194074-3443
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Predictions

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    Valencia vs Espanyol Match Winner Prediction

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    Valencia vs Espanyol Predictable Goal Scorers

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    Valencia vs Espanyol Half-Time Result

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    Valencia vs Espanyol - Both teams to score

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