FREE SOCCER PREDICTIONS – TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
LEAGUE:COPA DEL REY
MATCH: VALENCIA VS LAS PALMAS
PICK:Over 2.5 Match ODD:1.85 FT??
This tie is finely poised following on from the 1st Leg last week in the Canary Islands. Las Palmas looked to be on course for victory following a Jonathan Calleri goal but Rodrigo came off the bench to net a late leveller, which ensures Valencia going into the 2nd Leg as firm favourites to seal a Quarter Final place.It’s a match that certainly promises to deliver goals. Las Palmas don’t really have a great deal to lose here and they have actually played better in this competition this term than during high pressure league games. Their most convincing display of the whole season was a 4-1 win at Depor in the last round but it’s just one win in 11 competitive games since then.One man who didn’t make the trip to Gran Canaria was their coach Marcelino following a serious car crash over Christmas. However he was back in the dugout at the weekend, as Valencia saw off Girona 2-1 at the Mestalla and will spearhead his side’s effort here. Valencia are still suffering a few problems at the back with injuries though so it could be a weakened back four again here. That half explains why they’ve gone eight games without a clean sheet heading into this one and it should encourage Las Palmas.Given that, backing Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score looks good here. Valencia are having quite a season though and with Las Palmas dreadful defensively, going for Valencia & Both Teams to Score looks to offer value too.