Our match prediction:
Following a morale-boosting win over Espanyol, Valencia will be looking to move one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League last 16 with a victory over Rapid Wien. Gary Neville recorded his first league win as Valencia coach at the weekend, meaning that the former Manchester United full back can breathe easier ahead of the visit of the Austrian side. Over the years los Che have turned their Estadio de Mestalla into a real fortress and there is every chance the hosts will emerge triumphant in the first leg. Rapid’s main goal is to clinch the Austrian Bundesliga trophy and they will not be too disappointed should they happen to suffer elimination in the Europa League knockout stages. You should have in mind that Rapid suffered a 1-0 loss to Villarreal in their previous meeting with a La Liga side and, taking everything into account, our prediction is a comfortable home win.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Valencia CF was founded on May 10, 1919 in Torino Bar, Valencia . The first president and co - founder was Octavio Augusto Milego Díaz . In the past, Valencia knew great successes . These Included the Dutchman Faas Wilkes whose dribbling skills, fans in Mestalla enjoyed . Unfortunately, Valencia is also known for its financial problems . This means the cant always maintain their self - trained players(Villa, Silva, Mata and Alba) . Due to the financial problems they often have to sell their best players . However, despite the difficult financial times Valencia always been struggling along in the top of the Primera DivisionDespite the financial problems Valencia able to be among the top teams of the Primera Division every season . Almost every year Valencia lose one of its stalwarts on good scouting and targeted acquisitions, yet Valencia always manages to stay at the top . Once Valencia can get the financial problems behind them they will really become a top European team !