Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Osasuna, Valencia will be aiming to stay in the race for a place in the Champions League when they face Eibar on Matchday 31. Los Che defeated los Rojillos without several first-team regulars, but the good news for the visitors is that both Kang-In Lee and Jose Gaya return from suspension. Albert Celades’ men aim to move a little closer to the Champions League berth, and seeing that the win over Osasuna gave them a confidence boost, we believe that away win should be considered.
Los Armeros, on the other hand, shared the spoils with Athletic Club and Getafe in the previous two league fixtures. The Basque outfit remained in the danger zone, and given their shaky defence, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Valencia. In the first half of the season Valencia defeated Eibar 1-0 thanks to Maximiliano Gomez’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Sergi Enrich):
Sergi Enrich is a product of Mallorca’s youth academy. The 181-cm-tall striker was born in Ciutadella, Spain on 26 February, 1990 and he began his senior career at Mallorca. Enrich played 83 league games for Mallorca B, while making 6 appearances for the first team between 2010 and 2013.
During his spell at Mallorca he played for the likes of Recreativo and Alcorcon on loan and in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Numancia. Sergi Enrich scored 26 goals in 76 league appearances for Numancia, but on 12 July, 2015 he joined Eibar to play in the Spanish top flight.
The Spanish attacker made 35 appearances for los Ameros in the 2015/2016 season, scoring seven goals in the process. Sergi Enrich’s market value was €4 million in July, 2016 and it has to be noted that his contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2018. His maternal family name is Ametller.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Founded on March 18, 1919, Valencia FC are a Spanish football club that compete in La Liga. Los Che play their home games at Estadio de Mestalla, the stadium which was opened back in May, 1923. The capacity of the venue is 50,000. Seeing that bats are quite common in Valencia, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Bats.
Valencia made it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2000, 2001), but they were beaten in the title games by Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen respectively. The Spanish club, though, did well to win the UEFA Cup title in the 2003/2004 season, with the team beating Marseille in the final of the competition.
A number of top-class footballers were part of the club in the past, with the likes of Pablo Aimar, Ruben Baraja, David Albelda, Santiago Canizares, John Carew and Gaizka Mendieta all playing for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Valencia main colors are white and black, whilst they often where orange jerseys and shorts when playing on the travels.