Valencia come into this game after losing by a score of 4-1 in the first leg to Celta Vigo and also then following that with an exciting 3-3 draw with Osasuna on Monday night. While Valencia are in crisis after Prandelli left after 10 games, they have brought in Voro to cover up until the end of the season with a view to survival. Valencia have been finding the back of the net regularly with 25 goals in their last 15 games, an average of almost 2 per game, but ensured that in those 15 games they haven’t scored in only one game, and didn’t score in only 2 games all season. They have relied on a lot of scorers including Munir, Santi Mina, Nani, Rodrigo, Parejo, Suarez to chip in on a regular basis to keep those goals flowing for them. Defensively however, Valencia have conceded in every single game played this campaign which will be something that their opponents will look about it and especially today with his first choice centre back pair of Abdennour and Garay missing out.
Celta Vigo won a strong 4-1 game against Valencia in mid-week last week and will be looking to continue in that form despite most likely already qualifying to the next round of the tournament. Celta Vigo have been in good scoring form winning 3-1 on the weekend against Malaga to keep that rhythm of scoring continuing in this game. They will know that Valencia leak in every single game that they play and already beaten them 2-1 in the league in addition to last week’s victory as well. Celta Vigo might rotate some players having Guidetti, Rossi and Sisto should recall themselves back in the starting lineup for this game. Celta Vigo have also been struggling defensively seeing them concede goals in 5 out of their last 7 games.
This game promises to be entertaining with both teams expecting to rotate the squad we can possibly see goals being the order of the day as a lot of players will want to prove they deserve to be in the starting 11 come the weekend in La Liga.
Over 2.5 Goals.