This Friday for the next round of La Liga, Espanyol travels where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea, at Mestalla Stadium to face Valencia, the team who will be looking to climb the fourth position on the table.
They finished 13th last season, but the new one looks more promising and optimistic. A record of 7 wins, 7 draws and 4 defeats from 18 matches brought them 28 points total. Valencia now sits just two points from a UEFA Champions League place, just 2 points behind the 4th placed Rayo Vallecano, in the competitive top-flight table. Their home record is blighted by just one loss, which came to Real Madrid back in September.
Espanyol meanwhile is enjoying a good first season back in the Spanish top-flight following their promotion last season, trading wins and defeats, and are five points behind Valencia in 11th, just eight points above the relegation zone.
When Valencia and Espanyol last played at Estadio Mestalla, it was a 1-0 win for Valencia, winning two out of the last three matches against Espanyol, one ended a draw, and no win yet for Espanyol.
La Liga 2021/22 recent form:
- Valencia: WWWDD
- Espanyol: LWLWL
We expect an uncertain game until the end because both teams are in good shape this season and are playing attractive attacking football, with poor defense. The host has scored 30 goals in 18 matches, while the guests have scored 20 goals so far.
👉 Our Prediction: Over 3.0 (Asian) @ 2.79 with BLACK BetInAsia.