Deportivo vs Valencia by PatrickBateman
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Deportivo are placed 18th on the table and it is already clear that they will fight to stay out of relegation this season. They have 8 points with their only two wins coming at home against Gijon and Eibar in the first match of the season. Both games finished 2:1, with win against Eibar coming in the 87th minute via penalty and win against Gijon coming in 92nd minute with fantastic goal from Ryan Babel. So it is clear that even those two wins were not convincing and could`ve easily ended as a draw.
Valencia are 16th with only one point more than Deportivo but they are completely different story. They started their season catastrophically, with four straight losses, which saw their coach Ayestaran getting sacked. After that they won next two matches against Alaves at home and Leganes away (both 2:1) with interim coach Voro. Then the match against Atletico Madrid came, soon after it was announced that Cesare Prandelli will be their new coach. They have lost that game 2:0 and the difference could have been greater had it not been for Diego Alves, who saved two penalties. With Prandelli on the sideline they beat Gijon away again 2:1 and lost against Barcelona at home 3:2, unfortunately, with penalty for the visitors coming in injury time.
Valencia are a team made of really good players, but they seem more like a bunch of individuals than a real cohesive team. Which is not strange considering lot of changes in personnel this summer with lot of players coming in and going out, and all of their "marquee" signings (Mangala, Siqueira, Suarez and Munir) coming into the club on loan, which is never good for stabilty of the team. However, Prandelli is a coach with massive experience, leading both club and national team, and he will for sure bring out the best out of Valencia. And if they really mean business they have to win matches like this against nominally weaker teams. Valencia are not what you might call "home team", and they have no problems winning on the road, with 2 of their 3 wins this season coming away from home. Therefore I see them winning this one one way or another, but as we see gameweek after gameweek that Primera is very often unpredictable and results easily get weird, I will go with Asian Handicap 0.0 in which I see lot of value at odds of 1.85.
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|Valencia Asian Handicap 0.0||Bet365||1.85||8||1-1 PUSH (Stake return)|
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