Valencia vs Las Palmas ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )


21:30 – 09/01/2018
Las Palmas

Las Palmas

Our prediction: Home Win @ 1.50
Implied probability: 85.78%

PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Valencia vs Las Palmas

Valencia and Las Palmas are fighting at the Estadio de Mestalla in a match for the second leg of this Copa del Rey round of 16, having tied for a 1-1 draw in the first leg. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. However, the last time they faced in this stage was the 18-08-2017, in a game for the First Division, that ended the victory of Valencia by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by S. Zaza (22 ‘). In this meeting the house factor could play an important role, since Valencia has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.

Valencia Team News

The home side reach this second-half advantage after a 1-1 draw with a 1-1 draw to clinch the advantage on both hands. This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 33 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Primera División, gained to Girona at home by (2-1). In the last 10 home games Valencia have recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of his last 10 matches, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home games there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as 16 in 24 have finished with over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turnaround. In the last 12 home games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Valencia vs Las Palmas Stats

Valencia go into this game with a 2-1 home win against Girona, putting an end to their three straight games without winning in various competitions. In the middle is a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the last 16 of the King’s Cup. In this way, a victory in this match against Las Palmas guarantees the passage to the next phase. In this game in his territory coach Marcelino Toral should keep the 4-4-2 benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the corridors. It is important to point out that striker Simone Zaza is the team’s top scorer with 10 goals scored. Still, homemakers have been able to compete in defensive stops, aerial play and finals. For this game the commander of the house can not count on Jiménez and Murillo, both injured.

Las Palmas Team News

The visiting team arrives at this second hand at a disadvantage after a draw at home in the previous game, in which they conceded 1 goal. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 3 ties and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the First Division, lost with the Eibar at home by (1-2). In the last 10 games as a visitor Las Palmas won 2, drew 1 and lost 7. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to score goals, as 18 of his last 26 games have finished with over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to return to the result.

The Las Palmas continues to present several difficulties in achieving good results and in the last game lost against Eibar at home by 1-2. We emphasize that the visitors no longer win five consecutive matches in several competitions. In this game it is expected that coach Paco Jémez play in 4-2-3-1 favoring the low block and long balls for the attack, especially for Calleri. Note that the Rémy forward is the best finisher of Las Palmas with 5 goals scored in the championship. It is important to remember that Las Palmas has some shortcomings in the dead balls and in the aerial game. For this game the coach can not count Michel Macedo, player who recovers from injury.


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