In the upcoming fixture of La Liga, 4th placed Valencia is hosting Espanyol over to their backyard to secure their position among the top four teams in the Spanish League so that they can fix a confirmed berth for them in the next year’s UEFA Champions League games. Despite having a good season, Valenica should capitalize on that or else there UEFA Champions League dream will always remain a dream. On the other hand, Espanyol won only one match in their last three games and would come into this game to change their current form into a winning one.
Espanyol vs Valencia, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
When and where?
This match is to be played at Estadio De Mestalla, Valencia, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 55,000 and it is going to be a bright day with a little bit of rain on the horizon in Valencia which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 12:15 AM (IST) on April 9th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV App.
Espanyol – D W D W L D
Valencia – W D W W W W
Valencia won – 5
Espanyol won – 1
Not Decided – 0
Espanyol – Lopez (GK), Navarro, Duarte, Lopez, Martin, Piatti, Sanchez, Granero, Darder, Baptistao, Moreno
Valencia – Neto (GK), Gaya, Murillo, Garay, Montoya, Soler, Kongdobia, Parejo, Guedes, Moreno, Zaza
Our bet is on the home team for this game because they have been the better team in this season if compared to their rivals for this game and they have won seven of their last eight league games so they are in very good form and they would want to continue their winning run in this game as well. Moreover, the home team’s regular wins have kept them in the Spanish top flight for the last few months. On the other hand, the away team has only won one of their last 14 away games so there is nothing much expected from them to do in this fixture.
THIS ESL VS VAL MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.