Valencia vs. Espanyol: La Liga Game Preview


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Valencia looks to keep rolling in La Liga when they host Espanyol on December 31. Valencia is coming off a 4-3 road win against Levante on December 20 while Espanyol lost 3-1 on the road against Celta Vigo on December 17. Valencia is in eighth place in the La Liga standings with 28 points in 18 games while Espanyol is in 11th place with 23 points in 18 games.

The player to watch in this game is Carlos Soler, who has seven goals and two assists in 14 La Liga games. AccuScore gives him a 37.12 percent chance to score against Espanyol. Soler has 200 official games with Valencia and he is an absolute international. The midfielder is consolidated in the first team of Valencia as captain and as one of the pillars of the present and future of the Che project. Little by little, he has been taking steps in his career, in the club of his life. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.

Dafabet Picks

Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Valencia: 1.91
• Espanyol: 4.10
• Draw: 3.55

• Valencia: -0.5: 1.91
• Espanyol: +0.5: 2.02

• Over 2, 2.5: 1.84
• Under 2, 2.5: 2.06

Key Points to Consider

Last 5: Valencia, coming off a 4-3 road win against Levante on December 20, have 3 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses in their last 5 La Liga games. Espanyol, coming off a 3-1 road loss against Celta Vigo on December 17, have 3 losses, 2 wins and 0 draws in their last 5 La Liga games.

Momentum: Valencia has been on an upward trend — winning their last 3 La Liga games.

Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in La Liga action on July 16, 2020 and Valencia won 1-0.

Projected Leaders

For Valencia, Carlos Soler has a 37.12 percent chance to score. He averages 1.27 shots overall per sim, 0.8 shots on goal per and 0.47 goals per sim.

For Espanyol, Raúl de Tomás has a 34.38 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.15 shots overall per sim, 1.15 shots on goal per and 0.42 goals per sim.

Analyst’s Pick

Valencia Moneyline.

Three-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Valencia in this one. Average score in simulations is Valencia 1.42 to Espanyol 1.01.

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