Krasnodar – Valencia SOCCER PICKS
Krasnodar and Valencia face each other, in a return match of this UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) phase, after Valencia won in the first leg by (2-1). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
Despite the disadvantage of 1 goal in the first leg, the home team will try to take advantage of having scored 1 goal away in that match. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last match that they played, for the Premier League, they tied with Gazovik Orenburg at home (2-2). In the last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League the Krasnodar have 3 wins and 1 draw.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 9 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In 9 matches played in this competition, they got the comeback in 3 of 5 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Krasnodar leaves for this match with a draw, 2-2, at the reception to Gazovik, in a game for the Russian Championship. Despite having lost in the first leg, against Valencia, by 2-1, the Russian club scored a goal that left the tie completely open. The locals present great competition in their game model, that is, the maintenance of possession of the ball and completion. The offensive midfielder Viktor Claesson is the great highlight of this team, with 9 goals scored. For this game coach Murad Musaev can not count on Kabore and Martynovich, both injured.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, but suffered 1 goal at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 11 wins and 4 draws in their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 6 suffered. The team comes to this match after a win away with Girona by (2-3). In the last 10 away matches Valencia has won 3, tied 4 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 4 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Valencia arrives at this motivated game, consequence of the victory over Girona, by 2-3, totaling the fourth triumph followed in official games: the goals of the team were marked by Guedes, Torres and Parejo. It should be noted that the Spanish have a short advantage in this tie. Coach Marcelino Toral usually presents a very bold tactical system, aligned in 4-4-2, with Gameiro and Rodrigo being the most offensive team men: the last one is the best score of the team, with 11 goals scored. On the other hand, midfielder Dani Parejo is the one responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Roncaglia will be out of this suspension game.