Espanyol and Valencia will be facing each other at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to build on their first-round La Liga draws. Espanyol had a one-goal lead at halftime in their trip to Celta Vigo last weekend following Mario Hermoso’s goal, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw after David Lopez scored an own-goal in the second half. Valencia also managed a 1-1 home draw against Atletico Madrid, with Rodrigo scoring the equalizer. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Espanyol are currently on an amazing twelve-game unbeaten run across all competitions, winning ten in the process. Furthermore, Espanyol have lost just four of their last 15 competitive fixtures. The negative fact is that Espanyol have suffered defeats in three of their last four home meetings with Valencia in La Liga.
Valencia have enjoyed a decent pre-season, but their overall form in La Liga over the past few months has been terrible. Valencia managed to win just two of their last eight league outings. Furthermore, Los Che have picked up just one victory in their last four league trips. The only good news is that Valencia managed to win three of their last four league visits to Espanyol.
Valencia managed to beat Espanyol in each of the last five games between these two, including two victories last season. We expect a similar outcome here, so our betting tips and predictions would back Valencia to win at odds 2.30.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Valencia to win at odds 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Espanyol are usually a strong side on home soil, but they have lost their most recent two home meetings with Valencia in La Liga. Valencia come into this tie high on confidence after they managed to secure a 1-1 draw against the last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid. In addition, Valencia hold an excellent head-to-head record against Espanyol. Our preview anticipate Valencia to win at odds 2.30.
Espanyol to win at odds 3.40
Espanyol vs Valencia Draw at odds 3.20
Valencia to win at odds 2.30
Correct Score odds
We should be able to see goals at both ends in this fixture, as Espanyol have scored at least once in eleven of their last 15 home fixtures. Meanwhile, Valencia have netted in 13 of their last 15 trips. Furthermore, two of the last five meetings between these two have seen both getting on the scoresheet. Our correct score expect Valencia to win 2-1 at odds 9.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Valencia to win 2-1 at odds 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
13 of the last 18 meetings between these two sides have seen more than three goals. Four of Espanyol’s last six games across all competitions have ended with over 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, Valencia have netted three goals in two of their last three fixtures. Our total goals prediction anticipate over 2.5 goals at odds 2.07.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 2.07[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
It seems that Rodrigo managed to carry on his form from the previous La Liga campaign, as he got on the scoresheet against Atletico Madrid last weekend. The experienced striker also managed to score 16 goals for Valencia last season. Our first goalscorer prediction is Rodrigo at odds 5.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Rodrigo at odds 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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