Very well in the Spanish League, Valencia are looking to extend their surprising campaign for the Spanish King’s Cup in its 2017/2018 season. This Thursday, November 30, receives the Zaragoza in the game of return of the fourth phase of the competition. Scheduled to start at 18:30 (Brasília time), the match will be held at the Mestala stadium.
The advantage of home owners is great. In the first game, they made 2-0. Thus, they will be able to continue in the battle by the cup if they win, tie or even lose by a try of difference.
Valencia’s recent performance
The extraordinary campaign in LaLiga allows the fans to have bigger hopes. On Sunday, also at home, Valencia drew 1: 1 with Barcelona after being ahead in the score and managed to keep the vice-leader of the tournament. He added 31 points (nine wins and four losses) out of 39 possible.
They are four fewer than Barca, who are campaigning even more spectacular, but it is a feat for a club that has spent the last two seasons fighting against relegation and has promoted a deep reformulation that involved cutting costs at the start of the 2017 season / 2018.
Valencia remains unbeatable so far. His last defeat was in the last match of the previous edition of the Spanish Championship, when he took 3 to 1 at Villarreal’s home. Since then, there have been 14 matches, with 10 wins and 4 losses.
Having the home factor in his favor and good advantage open in the first leg, coach Marcelino Garcia Toral will be able to do the relay of the cast, although he hardly climbs an entirely reserve team. Also because the fall in the number of available athletes in the cast was one of the measures taken in the formation of the current squad.
Unable to play due to the injury, defenders Javier Jimenez Garcia (without performances in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship) and Jeison Murillo (eight games without a goal) and midfielder Nemanja Maksimovic (four games without a goal).
The current form of Zaragoza
Zaragoza are playing LaLiga 2, the Spanish League’s second division. He does not make a good campaign. Of the last seven matches, he has only won once and drawn four times. On Saturday, November 25, he was in the goalless draw with Reus Deportiu.
So he had to settle for a modest fourteenth place. He accumulated 19 points (four wins, seven draws and five losses). The distance to Rayo Vallecano, sixth place, which closes the zone of classification for the second phase of the tournament is already six points. Huesca and Lugo, who split the first places, added ten points more.
History of the matches
The last ten matches involving the teams had five victories of Valencia, three of Zaragoza and two equalities.
Having the opportunity to play at home and against a technically weaker team, Valencia is the best betting option in the match. It has a price of 1.28 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 5.50 and successful visitor multiplies the investment by 9.50.