Monaco v Valencia Betting Tips August 25th 2015
Tip #1: Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.20 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.90 with bet365.com
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Monaco v Valencia Betting Tips: Match Preview
Monaco was stung quite early in the first match with a goal in the 4th minute by Rodrigo Moreno. It took the team nearly the whole first half to overcome the shock and score an equalizer that only lasted 9 minutes, before Valencia took the lead again. A mistake in the every end of the match made what seemed to be a favorable score (1-2), into a very hard challenge to overcome (1-3).
Current performance rating 71% with 4 victories in the last 7 games, none in the last 2. Monaco is generally a very strong host with only one loss in the last 11 European home matches with record W6-D4-L1. The team also does very well against Spanish opponents with record W4-D3-L1 (also at home).
Monaco participated in Champions League last season, topping their group with 11 points and reaching the quarter-finals where they were eliminated by Juventus with an aggregate score of 0-1.
Without any illusions, Monaco to qualify is a long shot. The team needs at least 2 clean goals to take advantage of their goal on Spanish soil. While this is possible, Valencia stood extremely well on the field last week and it’s highly unlikely for the team to give up a 2 goal lead easily.
Nevertheless, because of the circumstances, we expect an offensive Monaco seeking for 2 or more goals, and a defensive Valencia, with occasional counter attacks. If the game develops as we expect, we plan to see at least one goal from each side, therefore Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.90.
Monaco are priced to win this game @ 2.20, while the draw sits @ 3.40 with odds for the visitors to win again @ 3.20.
Valencia secured a comfortable 3-1 lead, after their victory last week. The team managed to score a very early goal in the 4th minute, but eventually gave up the advantage to concede a goal in the 49th minute. Being pressured by the score and time, the team took control of the game once again, and 9 minutes later took the lead again, finishing with a late 3-1 goal in the 86th minute.
The victory against Monaco was only their 3rd in the last 7 games, losing 4 and holding a performance record of 43%. While Valencia has lost the last 2 European visits, without managing to score a goal, they are yet to lose a 2 legged qualifying tie.
Against French opponent, Valencia performs quite well in France with a record: W4-D5-L1. The initial loss came from Nantes back in the 1980s and since then 9 fixtures where Valencia is unbeaten. If the team manages to keep their 2 goal lead, they will re-appear in Champions League after an absence of 2 seasons.
While we expect the team to take a defensive approach towards this match, an away goal would be extremely beneficial to put an end to this tie. The team is priced to win the game @ 3.20 and draw it @ 3.40 worthy odds though risky.
Both teams to score and Over 2.5 Goals betting markets, seem rewarding and less risky, considering that the game takes the path we expect with Monaco seeking 2 early goals, while Valencia defending and trying to net one themselves.
Monaco is a favorite for this match with odds @ 2.20, and has a great home record in European matches. Valencia has yet to lose a two legged European qualification tie, but has lost their last 2 visits without scoring a goal. While it’s uncertain what kind of a turn the game will take, we expect goals from both sides.
Both teams to score @ 1.90 and Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.20 are our betting choices for this match.