Valencia vs Espanyol Spain – La Liga Date: Friday, 31 December 2021 Kick-off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET Venue: Mestalla.
Valencia is now undefeated in the league for a period of two months. The club has pulled off this amazing feat despite facing a few Spanish powerhouses along the way.
A run of inconsistent games has kept Espanyol languishing in the middle of the table in La Liga as we approach the halfway mark of the league.
With just two teams separating them in the league table, their clash this Friday at Mestalla Stadium is expected to be a cracking contest.
Los Murciélagos in their most recent match won 3-4 against Levante on the road in an eventful match which along with seven goals witnessed two sending offs as well.
This win marked their third consecutive league win. Consequently, the team is now 8th in the league, a couple of points behind 4th place Rayo Vallecano.
Periquitos with a 3-1 loss against Celta Vigo away from home in their most recent game have now been alternating between loss and win in their last eight league fixtures.
As a result, the club now occupies 11th position in the league. The team is now five points behind their opponent for this week.
Valencia vs Espanyol Head-to-head
Blanquiazules have just a win in their previous nine meetings.
At least one of the teams have failed to score in six of their last seven duels.
Two or fewer goals were scored in all six of those fixtures.
The visitors have not won at this venue in their last thirteen visits.
Valencia vs Espanyol Prediction
The hosts are undefeated in the last seven league games and nine fixtures across all competitions. They are clear favourites to win the fixture against a side that is on a 4-match losing streak in league fixtures away from home and winless on the road since January.
The home side has scored the third most goals in the division this season. Additionally with them scoring two goals on average in their last five fixtures at this venue, I have backed the club to score at least twice this Friday.