Spanish La Liga – Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction: Details, Top Picks, Dream Team & Results Prediction

Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction
Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction
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Spanish La Liga – Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction

Introduction

Valencia and Espanyol will battle head to head to claim all three points on New Year’s Eve and secure their places in the middle of the table of the coveted La Liga. Valencia will go into this match at the back of a thrilling win against Levante which saw an important player in Uros Racic getting sent off. Espanyol, in contrast, will play this match after a disappointing loss against another midtable outfit in Celta Vigo who are currently dangerously close to the relegation zone in 14th and at 20 points. Valencia currently sit in 8th place having played 18 matches and mustering a cool 28 points. Espanyol are currently placed 11th with a not-too-shabby 23 points. It’ll be a mighty clash with a win propelling Valencia to 4th place and Espanyol to 9th place in the table. With high stakes at hand, both teams will look to attack to win this match. 

Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction
Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction

Match Details:

  • Matches Played: 29
  • Valencia CF Won: 17
  • RCD Espanyol Won: 8
  • Draw: 4

Valencia has enjoyed a dominant spell over Espanyol over the years and on current form, it will be an uphill battle for Espanyol to get anything from this match. 

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Top Picks:

Valencia:

  1. Jose Gaya (Defender)

Gaya has been incredible in an impressive defensive showing by Valencia this campaign. He has secured 2 goals and 2 assists from the left-back position using his pace and dribbling ability to his advantage. He has been the driving force for Valencia from the wings this season and will look to add to his tally against Espanyol.

2. Carlos Soler (Midfielder)

Soler has been the driving force from midfield this season for Valencia contributing 7 goals and 2 assists in just 14 games. Carlos is on track to have another incredible season after having chipped in with 11 goals and 8 assists last season. He can truly make the difference against Espanyol.

3. Goncalo Guedes (Striker)

With 6 goals and 4 assists, Goncalo has proven to be a competitive threat at the front for Valencia and will be looking to add to his tally against Espanyol. 

Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction
Valencia vs Espanyol | VAL vs ESP Dream11 Prediction

Espanyol:

  1. Yangel Herrera (Midfielder)

In his 9 matches this season, Yangel Herrera has helped the struggling Espanyol with 1 goal and assist but it’s the young Venezulean’s ability to hold up the ball that grants him access to the top picks. He could be the difference-maker if Espanyol are to get anything out of this match.

2. Aleix Vidal (Defender)

Vidal has been a ray of hope in defense for Espanyol and will look to organize the defense and stay solid at the back against Valencia who will be looking to attack.

3. Sergi Gomez (Defender)

Espanyol’s summer signing from Sevilla has had a successful start to life at Espanyol and has contributed 1 goal and 2 assists in 17 matches for the Barcelona-based club. He will be looking to effectively partner with Vidal to stay defensively solid at the back for Espanyol.

Predicted XI:

Valencia:

 Jasper Cillessen, Cristiano Piccini, Mouctar Diakhaby, Hugo Guillamon, Jose Luis Gaya, Carlos Soler, Helder Costa, Yunus Musah, Marcos Andre, Denis Cheryshev, Goncalo Guedes

Espanyol:

Diego Lopez, Aleix Vidal, Sergi Gomez, Leandro Cabrera, Adria Pedrosa, Nico Melamed, Yangel Herrera, Sergi Darder, Javi Puado, Oscar Melendo, Raul de Tomas

Prediction

With the help of stats, we can conclude that Valencia will win the match. However, Football is unpredictable we cannot be so sure.

Win Probability:

  • Valencia Win: 55%
  • Espanyol Win: 20%
  • Draw: 25%
  • Our Prediction: Valencia 2-1 Espanyol

Dream XI:

Goal-Keeper Jasper Cillessen
Defender Jose Gaya, Gabriel Paulista, Adria Pedrosa, Didac Vila
Mid-Fielder Carlos Soler, Javier Puado
Forward Goncalo Guedes, Hugo Duro, Raul De Tomas, Adri Embarba

 

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