07 Mar 2019
Valencia vs Krasnodar
Valencia welcomes Krasnodar in Europa League 1/8-finals match on Mestalla. Hosts are on a 15-game unbeaten streak at home and they are at this stage for the fifth time. However, Valencia should be wary of a Krasnodar side that overturned the odds in the last round by scraping past Bayer Leverkusen. Also, Krasnodar is sitting on the second place of Rusian Premier while taking the first place as the highest away scorers in the national league.
- Valencia has won 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Europa League)
- Krasnodar has lost last 3 matches in Spain (UEFA Europa League)
Valencia was impressive in the last round, comfortably beating 3-0 Celtic. Also, five consecutive home clean sheets in their previous Europa League matches prove that Valencia has the best defensive form in the competition. Although they deserved a win against Leverkusen, Krasnodar will probably have no chance against Spanish side in front of their own supporters.
Prediction: Valencia to win the match @ 1.45