It was another week for games that end in a draw, seeing as Espanyol and Valencia couldn’t decide a winner, and ended their match in a 3-3 draw that left little to imagination. As now the table shows, Espanyol finds itself on the 11th position, with the same amount of points as Levante, but with a much better goal difference.
Valencia arrived in Barcelona looking for those three points that would take them closer to the Champions League race, yet came back home with only a point. Espanyol didn’t seem to be phased by the difference between them on the La Liga table, and opened the scoring table with a strong header just before the ending for the first period. After the break, Valencia found the equalizer thanks to Sergio Canales, but it still was Espanyol who took the lead in the 82 minute.
Valencia didn’t seem to be waiting around, and went in full attack mode, managing to score twice in an interval of 3 minutes. They relaxed after this considering the victory already in their pockets, but Espanyol proved them wrong, closing the table on the 93 minute. Exactly how a German team would, they played till the final whistle. Sergio Garcia got a point for their team after getting a lucky shot from Francisco Castilla who seemed to have had an idea of sending the ball away from his net.
The referee also made some questionable decisions, with Espanyol calling him out on a goal scored by Colotto that he dismissed due to an apparent offside position, seeing as this goal would have brought Espanyol either 3 points or close the scoring table much more sooner. Seeing as Valencia basically came come empty handed, I lost the bet I placed on them with odds from bwin, and I say goodbye to the 7 units wagered on their victory.
Result: -7 units, bet lost