Cornelia de Llobregat stadium will give place to a game between Espanyol and Valencia; two teams at the opposite ends of the La Liga table, both with different goals to achieve. This time, Bwin will be the bookmaker whose odds we’re going to use while choosing the team we’re going to back up.
Espanyol has its spirit up after a 2-0 win over Osasuna, because those three points ensure the team remains in La Liga for next season. They had three corners in just six minutes after the start and that without Sergio Garcia, Stuani and Verdu’s attacks on Osasuna’s defensive, who could not stop anything and rarely even crossed the half line. Moreno and Mubarak in the last minute scored for a victory that maybe meant a lot more for the supporters than for the team.
Valencia played against Valladolid, but even though they planned on controlling the game from the start, it didn’t exactly work out as predicted. Sergio Canales only managed to tease their rival’s defense, but Valencia finished the first half ahead, thanks to an own goal from Balenziaga. After the break, Valladolid managed to score once more, this time in the net of their opponents; Oscar finishing off a good counter attack by his teammates. Just when everyone thought this was when the scoring table was going to stay closed, Jonas hit a bullet header on the 91 minute to make it 2-1, thus keeping his teams hopes for Champions League alive.
The last match between these two teams ended in a bit of a scandal, seeing as Espanyol finished off with 9 men on the field, and Valencia scored the winning goal from a controversial penalty shot on the 90th minute. The first one to be sent off was Sergio Garcia for protests, and another 11 players were cautioned by the referee. The second half of the game found the teams at an equal level, but it was short lived seeing as Valencia was awarded a penalty, and Espanyol’s entire staff started protesting, which ended up with more cautions and another red card.
Both teams are separated by roughly 10 points, and taking into consideration the last game, I predict this one to be as spectacular as the previous one, but maybe with less red cards. So I’m betting on Valencia’s win 7 units at 2.40, with odds from Bwin.
The game is scheduled to start at 19:00, GMT+1.