Valencia v Monaco Betting Tips August 19th 2015
Tip #1: Back Draw or Monaco @ 2.00 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 2.00 with bet365.com
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Valencia v Monaco Betting Tips: Match Preview
Valencia lost the last 3 pre-season matches, forming a performance record of 43% with a total of 4 losses in 7 games. The team starts its European journey this season in the Play-off stage of Champions League, against a tough opponent Monaco.
New additions to the team so far are: Zakaria Bakkali from PSV as a free agent, Danilo Barbosa from Braga on a loan, Andre Gomes from Benfica for 15 million euro, Matthew Ryan from Club Brugged for 7 million euro, Santi Mina from Celta for an undisclosed price and Joao Cancelo from Benfica for 15 million euro.
Highest achievement for the team in the past 15 years was the UEFA Cup trophy in season 2003-4 and Champions League runners up in season 2000-01. Valencia has met this opponent once in Emirates Cup back in 2014 a match that ended 2-2.
Valencia is making a return in Europe, after having a rest last season, finishing 8th in 2013-14 and not qualifying for any European events. A favourite in the match with betting odds to win it @ 1.83 and rising. However the poor performance record, and the fact that this is their first match in Europe this season, makes us doubt if the odds are worth it, especially against an opponent like Monaco.
Monaco started their European journey in the third qualification round of Champions League 2015-16 against the Swiss Young Boys, breezing through them with an aggregate score of 7-1.
Current performance rating 89% winning 5 of the last 7 games, drawing 2 and avoiding defeat. The most recent match in League 1 a 0-0 against Lille at home, was a preservation of strength for this game, while avoiding defeat and losing all of the points. Make no mistake, the team is totally concentrated on this match and playing in the group stage of Champions League this season, and will come out strong in Spain.
New additions this season; Gabriel Boschilia from Sao Paulo for 9 million euro, Stephan El Shaarawy from AC Milan on a loan, Thomas Lemar from Caen for 4 million euro, Adama Traore from Lille for 14 million euro and Helder Costa from Benfica on a loan.
Surprisingly seems that the books did not give enough credit to Monaco, pricing the away victory @ 5.00 and the draw @ 3.60. We see a great value, for a team with better stats on paper at least, which shows no weaknesses for now. The Draw or Monaco @ 2.00 would be logical choice.
While Valencia may be a favourite in this game according to the books, the poor performance and lack of participation last season, scares us to back them up. Higher odds for Draw or Monaco @ 2.00 for team that hasn’t lost a match in 7 games and displays good shape, plus results.
Based on their only match a 2-2, and the fact that both teams will be looking for a goal, we believe Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 2.00 is another good betting choice here.