Valencia vs. Eibar Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-25-2020
Valencia (11-10-8) vs. Eibar (7-8-15)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 13:30 ET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar, Spain
The Line: Valencia +142/ Draw +222/ Eibar +179
TV: Spor Smart, beIN Sport, Eleven Sports 4 and COSMOTE Sport
Matchday 31 of the Spanish La Liga continues on Thursday with Valencia (WLDDW) visiting Estadio Municipal de Ipurua in Eibar to square off against Eibar (DDLLL).
Valencia, sitting the 8th position on the league table with 46 points, is just a point away from the final Europa League spot occupied by Villarreal, and 6 points away from the top four positions. Valencia is coming into this game with 12 wins, 10 draws with 8 losses, and have recorded 41 goals and 43 goals conceded. In their last time out, Valencia knocked off 12th place Osasuna with a double goal lead to record their 4th match unbeaten in 5 previous games. In the match, Goncalo Guedes netted an opener for Valencia in the 12th minutes after 29-year-old forward, Rodrigo's 3rd-minute goal was disallowed by VAR. However, in the 35th minute, Rodrigo smashed a low shot into the bottom left corner to double the lead for Valencia. Valencia recorded 55% ball possession, and 7 goal attempts with 3 shots on goal to record their 99th shot on goal.
Key players starting for Valencia are Maximiliano Gómez, Daniel Parejo, and Rodrigo Moreno. Gómez is the team's highest goal scorer with 8 goals, 2 assists and 20 shots in 25 league appearances, while Daniel has 8 goals and 3 assists in 28 league appearances. Rodrigo has the highest assists in the team. The Spanish forward has 7 assists and 4 goals for Valencia in 24 league appearances. Jasper Cillessen will start as the goalkeeper for Valencia. The 31-year-old Netherlands goalkeeper has 65 saves, 3 clean sheets, and 1.33 goals conceded per 90 minutes in 1557 minutes played.
On the other hand, Eibar is standing just 3 points away from the relegation zone. Sitting at the 17th position with 29 points, Eibar has recorded 7 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses, with a terrible winless form. Also, the hosts have secured only one win out of 11 previous games played. In their last time out, 34 years old Brazilian forward, Charles, netted a late first-half equalizer for Eibar after Oghenekaro Etebo's 30th-minute opener for Getafe. Eibar's golden opportunity to win the match was snapped after Pedro Bigas' late goal was disallowed following VAR review due to an offside. Eibar recorded 54% ball possession and 9 shots on goal. Overall, Eibar has 254 shots and 108 shots on goal in 2,700 minutes played.
Key players leading Eibar's forward group are Fabian Orellana, the team's highest goal scorer with 8 goals and 6 assists in 27 league appearances. Charles is the team's second-highest goalscorer with 6 goals and 20 shots in 23 league appearances. Also, Kike has 4 goals in 20 league appearances for Eibar. In front of the net for Eibar is the Serbian national goalkeeper, Marko Dmitrovic. Dmitrovic has an average of 1.62 goals conceded per 90 minutes, 59 saves, and 7 clean sheets for Eibar in 29 league appearances and 2610 minutes of play.
In seven of their last meetings, Eibar has recorded only one defeat with 4 wins, and 2 draws against Valencia. Although Eibar has excellent records against Valencia, the home team has had an awful season, recording only 6 wins out of 15 home games. Valencia, on the other hand, has recorded only 3 away wins out of 15 away matches played.
Coach: Albert Celades
Goalkeeper: Jasper Cillessen
Players: Alessandro Florenzi, Hugo Guillamón, Gabriel Paulista, Gaya, Carlos Soler, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Daniel Parejo, Goncalo Guedes, Rodrigo Moreno and Maximiliano Gómez
Coach: José Luis Mendilibar
Goalkeeper: Marko Dmitrovic
Players: José Angel, Pedro Bigas, Esteban Burgos, Roberto Correa, Fabian Orellana, Pape Kouli Diop, Gonzalo Escalante, Pedro Léon, Kike and Charles
Prediction: Take Valencia +142
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