FC Krasnodar vs Valencia: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Thursday, 14th March 2019, @12:55
Valencia travel to Russia with their last sixteen tie with Krasnodar finely poised after the Bats claimed a narrow win on home soil but conceded what could be a crucial away goal.
After it looked like Valencia were cruising to a comprehensive first leg win against their opponents, up popped Viktor Claesson to throw a spanner in the works and snatch the all-important away goal for the Bulls to see his side come away with just a 2-1 loss.
No doubt Valencia remain the favourites to progress with sports betting sites, but now their evening in the Krasnodar Stadium is set to be a pressure filled one as a simple 1-0 home win will see the 2004 UEFA Cup winners dumped out of the tournament.
However, there is little to suggest Los Che will not be able to handle the pressure as Marcelino’s men come into the game unbeaten in their last 13 in all competitions with four straight wins to their name.
That is something Krasnodar cannot boast as prior to their contest with Orenburg, the Russians had not won a competitive game since before their winter break.
That does make for worrying form for a side that are attempting to hunt down Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian Premier League.
Krasnodar only have three days between facing Orenburg and then facing Valencia with the Spanish side on such a run of form it is hard not seeing them getting something from the game.
The Russians have drawn their last three competitive games and that is a result that will suit Valencia so expect a low scoring affair with the nerves set to shred in a tight 1-1 to see them through.
The draw and both teams to score
For match result value, this bet offers the best sportsbooks odds as Krasnodar’s last three competitive home results has been a draw whilst Valencia have only failed to score once in their last eight matches.
Under 2.5 goals
You have to go back to the 5th December for the last time Krasnodar scored more than once in a competitive game in all competitions.
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Head to Head
As Krasnodar were only formed 11-years ago, it is of little surprise to learn that the first leg tie between the two at the Mestalla was also the first time the sides had met.
Rodrigo scored twice to put Valencia 2-0 at half time before Viktor Claesson netted in the 63rd minute for a final score of 2-1 to the home side.
- This is the second time Krasnodar has faced Spanish opposition in the Europa League last sixteen losing 4-1 on aggregate to Celta Vigo in 2017.
- Valencia won the competition back in 2004 defeating Marseille in the final.
- Valencia have won three, drawn one and lost twice in Russia.
- Krasnodar were only formed in 2008 and were promoted to Russia’s top flight after only three seasons.
- Valencia are on a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions.