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The La Liga fixture at The Estadio de Mestalla on Monday will see hosts Valencia playing against opponents UD Almería.
View all of the Valencia v UD Almería predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Valencia, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-4 Copa del Rey triumph against Sporting Gijón.
In that match, Valencia had 55% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Valencia, the goals were scored by Edinson Cavani (10', 39'), Justin Kluivert (21') and Samuel Lino (64'). Sporting Gijón had 6 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Their latest results show that there has been much resilience in the Valencia defence. Valencia have been mean at the back, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous 6 clashes standing at 4.
Coming into this contest, Valencia haven't been beaten in the league by UD Almería in their previous 3 matches.
In the game prior to this, UD Almería drew 1-1 in the La Liga tie with Atlético Madrid.
In that game, UD Almería managed 55% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for UD Almería was El Bilal Touré (37'). Atlético Madrid had 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Ángel Correa (18') scored for Atlético Madrid.
In 6 of the previous 6 clashes involving UD Almería, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell comes to a paltry 1.83, with the average goals for Almería being 0.5. We will find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this clash, UD Almería are without an away win for the past 9 league games. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 28/11/2010 shows that Valencia have won 4 of them and UD Almería 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The last league meeting between these sides was La Liga match day 38 on 23/05/2015 when it finished UD Almería 2-3 Valencia.
On that day, UD Almería had 52% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goals were scored by Thomas Partey (9') and Soriano (37').
At the other end, Valencia got 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Nicolás Otamendi (28'), Sofiane Feghouli (45') and Paco Alcácer (80') scored.
The match was refereed by Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
Team News: Valencia
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Valencia gaffer Gennaro Gattuso to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Nico González (Metatarsal Fracture) is sidelined.
Team News: UD Almería
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the UD Almería boss Joan Rubi has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
In our opinion, Valencia look likely to create the chances to score more than once when they line up against UD Almería, who won’t find it easy getting on the scoresheet.
We can therefore see a 2-0 winning score for Valencia at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio de Mestalla (49,430)
Captain: José Gayà
Chairman: Layhoon Chan
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: La Liga position 12, Copa del Rey (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Player: Edinson Cavani
Regularly played in the Striker position, Edinson Cavani was born in Salto, Uruguay. After having played his first senior match for Danubio in the 2005 - 2006 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in the LaLiga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 9 appearances.