Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio de Mestalla will host Tuesday’s La Liga game between Valencia and Villarreal, the two mid-table sides. Los Che desperately needed a win against Rayo Vallecano and they managed to get one thanks to Sergi Canos’ goal. Valencia have regained a much-needed confidence, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to represent Spain in European competitions next term. Midfielder Javi Guerra is back from suspension, but both Thierry Correia and Mouctar Diakhaby are banned for the midweek game.
The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 3-2 win over Celta Vigo. Villarreal, though, are not regarded as good travellers and that is the main reason why we are going to bet on draw this time out. Both Alejandro Baena and Santi Comesana are banned for the visiting side, while Aissa Mandi is unlikely to feature as the Algeria international is preparing for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.
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.