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Krasnodar vs Valencia Prediction & Betting tips
After the 2-1 in last week’s preliminary game at Mestalla, the diptych between Krasnodar and Valencia is still completely open. The Spaniards have the best papers for reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League, but the Russians also have a very good chance of European glory thanks to their important goal.
The Russian company Krasnodar is working hard both at home and abroad. The club was founded just eleven years ago, but is already active in the Europa League for the fifth season. If De Stieren manage to qualify for the quarterfinals at the expense of Valencia on Thursday evening, that would mean a new milestone in the club’s still-fledgling history.
However, that milestone is farther away than you might think. Thanks to the important outburst of Swedish international Viktor Claesson, an economical 1-0 victory on Thursday night has made Krasnodar sufficient for a place in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, but the Russians have not been able to win any competitive games since mid-December last year. Also in the previous round against Bayer Leverkusen by Peter Bosz, Krasnodar did not win with a 0-0 draw at home and a 1-1 draw on German soil. That does not alter the fact that Krasnodar made an excellent impression in the diptych against Bayer Leverkusen and that it could come out dangerous as an underdog. Trainer Murad Musaev has several potential match winners at his disposal, including Wanderson. The Brazilian was trained at Ajax (he is the son of former Ajax player Wamberto) and RB Salzburg and is the textbook example of a modern attacker.
The Europa League is also at the top of the priority list for Valencia. With a seventh place in La Liga, the Spaniards in their own country will most likely seize next to a ticket for the Champions League, but by winning the second most important club tournament in Europe they could still qualify for the European million-ball through the back door .
Trainer Marcelino Toral will undoubtedly put all his cocks in position on Thursday evening in and against Krasnodar. In any case, Valencia has been busy the last few weeks, as last weekend’s 2-3 victory over Girona meant the fourth consecutive victory in all competitions. The Spaniards have been undefeated 13 official games in a row in any case and have definitely left behind their disastrous form of the first half of the season. Marcelino will, however, want to guard against too much euphoria, especially because the Spaniards have to face Krasnodar in the all-decisive return without their suspended captain Dani Parejo.
Krasnodar vs Valencia head to head matches
07.03.19 EL Valencia Krasnodar 2 : 1