Valencia vs Lille: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, November 4, 2019 5:48 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 5:48 PM UTC

Valencia should vanquish Lille on Tuesday...
<div><div><div><div id=":of"><div id=":oe"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Valencia vs Lille</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tuesday, November 5, at the Mestalla</strong></a></p><p>Valencia returned to winning ways with a 2-1 triumph against Espanyol at the weekend and that should give their confidence a significant boost. It is remarkable to note that they are 13<sup>th</sup> in La Liga, but just five points behind leaders Barcelona, such is the congested nature of the table. They came extremely close to beating Lille on the road a couple of weeks ago, but ended up drawing 1-1 after having Mouctar Diakhaby sent off in the 84<sup>th</sup> minute and conceding a 96<sup>th</sup> minute equaliser. They should fare better at the Mestalla, as Lille are not in great form.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Diakhaby will be suspended for this game and Valencia boss Albert Celades is expected to bring in Gabriel Paulista alongside Ezequiel Garay at the back. Geoffrey Kondogbia is back from injury and he has struck up a strong midfield partnership with the more creative Dani Parejo. Jose Luis Gaya is also back following a long absence, but he is being eased back into proceedings and he is yet to start. Spain international Rodrigo provides Valencia’s main goal threat, although Maxi Gomez and Denis Cheryshev are dangerous and youngster Ferran Torres can make things happen.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Lille boast a dangerous attacking triumvirate of Jonathan Ikone, Loic Remy and €16 million summer signing Yusuf Yazici. However, their most expensive summer signing, midfielder Renato Sanches, remains sidelined with an injury. Lille play a 3-4-3 formation and it can often leave them exposed at the back: they have only kept three clean sheets in 12 Ligue 1 games this season, and they are yet to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League. Captain Adama Soumaoro marshals the defence reasonably well, but they often lack protection.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Valencia were the better team when they faced Lille in France a couple of weeks ago, and they were let down by Diakhaby’s red card. That is an issue for this team –Rodrigo was recently sent off and they slumped to 3-1 defeat to Osasuna – but if they can keep 11 men on the pitch they should win this game. They are blessed with plenty of technically gifted footballers and they look dangerous going forwards, so they should outscore their opponents at the Mestalla.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="William Hill">Valencia to win at 1.90 (9/10) with William Hill</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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