Valencia vs Zaragoza – Copa del Rey : This Thursday night at the Mestalla, Valencia hosts Zaragoza…
On a match of the 2nd leg of Copa del Rey’s round of 32.
Valencia is having an incredible season, occupying the 2nd place in La Liga with 31 points conquered, only 4 behind leaders Barcelona.
On the 13 rounds played so far, they have 9 wins and 4 draws, not having lost yet this season.
When it comes to goals, Valencia has 33 goals scored and 12 goals conceded, which results on an average of 3.5 goals per match (3rd highest of the competition).
On the 1st leg match, the manager Marcelino has rotated practically the entirety of the team and they were still able to beat this Zaragoza 2-0.
For the match at the Mestalla, the team should be the same that played at La Romareda, considering that the tie is safe and the fact that they have some starters who are injured and/or suspended like Garay, Guedes and Kondogbia.
Zaragoza is in 14th place of the Spanish 2nd tier with 19 points conquered, having a record of 4 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses.
Having lost the 1st leg match 2-0 and the fact that they are just 3 points above the relegation zone has removed some importance out of this game at the Mestalla.
The striker Vinicius Araújo has stated on the press conference that the most important thing will be the tough match against Sporting Gijon next Sunday.
Valencia vs Zaragoza – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Valencia comes into this match with a foot in the round of 16 and therefore some of their starters should be rested.
Still, I see enough quality on the ché roster to ensure another win, this time against a Zaragoza side that has its mind on the league, where so far they are the 3rd worst defence away from home.
|Valência to win and over 2.5 goals||