Valencia started this year in La Liga with away 3:3 draw against Osasuna. They put a decent performance at El Sadar, then Los Ches suffered from 1:2 away loss to Celta Vigo in Copa del Rey. Many first-choice players were rested, anyway Valencia left a good impression. Centre-backs Adbennour (AFCON) and Mangala (suspension) are out, but it seems that Garay and Aderlan Santos should be available. Left-back Siqueira has some problems, but Gaya should be able to play from the first minute. Striker Rodrigo is injured, nevertheless he disappoints anyway. Espanyol drew against Deportivo (1:1) in their first match of 2017. Los Pericos put a poor display, Depor were a better side in that game. Espanyol have important absences for Sunday as Baptistao, Víctor Sánchez, Javi López, Caicedo probably won't be available, goalkeeper Diego Lopez is a major doubt as well. Important winger Piatti is unavailable to play against his parent club. Hernan Perez also had some problems during training sessions. Defensive midfielder Diop is away on AFCON. In my opinion hosts are favourites.
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