On January 6, the Mestalla will host the match of the 16th round of Examples, in which Valencia will meet with Cadiz. The start of the fight is scheduled for 21:00 European time.
The club was able to improve in the league last season, even showing European cup ambitions for some time. And that draw ended only in the final of the Copa del Rey. But Betis won there, albeit on penalties. And in the Example, everything ended with the 9th position. This was not enough for Peter Lim, and the eccentric owner of the “bats” stopped working with a talented coach, Pepe Bordalas, after only 1 year. After that, the stake was placed on another foreign specialist, Gennaro Gattuso. He came to Spain for the first time, and he faces objective problems as he learns along the way. But there are trump cards, at least, the players of “Rino” can force them to give their best even here. With Villarreal, this could have interfered – having opened the scoring, we lost 1-2 due to a late goal. But La Nucia was defeated in the cup.
The team is modest in terms of historical achievements. Suffice it to say that in 2021, only after returning to La Liga (after a pause of 14 years), the “yellow submarine” was able to climb to 12th place, repeating its record. Already in the next draw, it was only 17th, moreover, only 1 point separated them from relegation. It seemed that the demotion to the Segunda was simply postponed for 1 year, because the new tempo began with 5 defeats in a row. But then Sergio Gonzalez Soriano showed why he is called the optimal mentor for teams that are fighting for survival in La Liga. Until the end of autumn, in the next 9 matches of the championship there were only 2 defeats. And before the New Year, due to a goal by Lucas Perez in the 83rd minute, it was possible to snatch a draw at home with Almeria.
In the last 5 matches, the more status Valencia was able to take only 1 victory over Cadiz. And then she came to the Spanish Cup.
Bookmakers have faith in Valencia, but they could misfire again. We bet that the stubborn Cadiz will force them to issue a “total over 2.5 goals” with a coefficient of 1.96 from Parimatch.