MARK O'HAIRE'S (@MarkOHaire) European NAP has given us plenty of joy this season. His latest arrives from Spain.
Valencia v Eibar | Saturday 19:45 | Sky Sports 5
Valencia’s two-match winning streak came to a close in Las Palmas on Monday. Los Che took the lead but having leaked an equaliser, fell apart when going down to 10 men.
Despite the negative result there’s been enough green shoots under Voro’s watch to believe this famous Spanish club might be starting to find their feet once more. I certainly don’t expect Valencia to peering over their shoulders again anytime soon.
Saying that, there’s no way we should consider investing in Los Che at odds-on quotes on Saturday night. Captain Enzo Perez, Munir, Nani and Dani Parejo are all absent this weekend but even so, odds of 9/13 (188BET) on Both Teams To Score look a little good to ignore.
Valencia have only fired two blanks in 19 La Liga outings this term. Their sole clean sheet at Villarreal a fortnight ago was their first shutout since April and such stats have lead to many BTTS winners – 16/19 (84%) in fact, one of the highest figures across Europe.
At the Mestalla, Valencia have seen half of their eight encounters feature at least four goals and they’re to silence any visiting side. A hunky seven of those eight games provided profit for Both Teams To Score backers.
Eibar have only earned two away wins all season but the Basque outfit certainly no where the net is. The visitors have scored in eight of their nine away days with all eight also rewarding BTTS punters as they’re yet to record a clean sheet on their travels.
Collectively, these two teams have scored in 33/39 (85%) of their La Liga matches in 2016/17, keeping the grand total of five (13%) clean sheets between them.
Looking purely at home and away games, Both Teams To Score has paid out in 15/18 (83%) of their outings, a percentage success rate that implies odds of only 1/5.
Valencia v Eibar – Both Teams To Score (9/13 188BET)