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Bet of the day: Valencia to beat Espanyol 2-1 in La Liga clash

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | February 13, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Espanyol are three points and places below Valencia
  • Bats have beaten Catalans 2-1 at home in five of last eight matches
  • Gary Neville’s men are overdue a La Liga victory

Valencia 7/1 to beat Espanyol 2-1

Coral’s pick for our bet of the day on Saturday comes from Valencia and Espanyol’s La Liga battle, which takes place at 19:30 GMT.

Take sensational odds of 7/1 for the Bats to run out 2-1 victors at the Mestalla Stadium, and read on to find out why…

Valencia may be in a run of bad form, having not won under new boss Gary Neville in La Liga, but they go up next against the one team that have been equally as poor, Espanyol.

Valencia CF v Olympique Lyonnais - UEFA Champions League - Group H - Mestalla Stadium

The Catalan club have lost five of their last seven Spanish top-flight fixtures, drawing the other two, and have also conceded 11 in their previous two, against Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.

Gary Neville’s men, meanwhile, have scored exactly two goals in three of their last seven in La Liga, and so look likely to do so again.

Bats love beating Espanyol 2-1 at Mestalla

One key stat to back up this brilliant bet, is that Valencia have beaten Espanyol 2-1 in five of their past eight meetings on home soil in all competitions, which makes these odds all the more enticing.

Soccer - Colonia Cup 2015 - 1. FC Koln v Valencia - The RheinEnergieStadion

The Bats also currently sit three places and three points above their upcoming visitors, which already gives them a head-start in mind as well as position.

On top of that, they have really started to show signs that they are finally on the up, reaching the Copa del Rey semi-finals and almost beating another Catalan club Barcelona in the second leg.

So, what are you waiting for Coral punters? Snap up these 7/1 odds on Valencia beating Espanyol 2-1 to reap rewards.

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