Following a routine 3-0 win over La Nucia in Copa del Rey, Valencia will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on struggling Cadiz in the La Liga Round 16. You can live bet on the Spanish top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
Valencia: Ups and Downs
All changed for Valencia last summer with coach Pepe Bordalas and first-team regulars such as Carlos Soler, Goncalo Guedes, and Maxi Gomez leaving the team. However, it does look to have recruited quite well, despite some significant financial limitations, as new boss Gennaro Gattuso has gotten an early response from these players. Valencia should be mid-table again at worst. Still, if you’re betting online, Valencia is not the team to have on your list.
Valencia kicked off the New Year on a high with a 3-0 victory over La Nucia in the Round of 32 of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday. Before that, Gennaro Gattuso’s troops were on a three-game losing streak across competitions, including a 2-1 league defeat against Villareal on New Year’s Eve. With 19 points from 15 games, Valencia is sitting 10th in the standings, level on points with 11th-placed Mallorca.
Valencia has struggled for consistency this season and this should be a great opportunity for the team to return to winning ways in La Liga. It will also take on Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup on Jan. 10 ahead of a potential final against Real Betis or Barcelona.
Los Che will miss on-loan Barcelona midfielder Nico Gonzalez due to a fractured foot, while Jaume Domenech remains doubtful. Edinson Cavani was an unused substitute in the Copa del Rey, but the 35-year-old, who has five league goals this season, should lead the line on Friday night.
Cadiz: Relegation Candidates
Cadiz survived by the skin of its teeth last season, with Sergio inspiring an excellent late run to secure safety on the final day. It will be hard for them to match that intensity over 38 games, though, and while injuries have contributed to a woeful start, this squad just feels short on the quality that will be needed to stay up this term.
The Pirates failed to find their feet in the league last time out, as they played a 1-1 draw with Almeria on Dec. 31. They are now winless in three La Liga games, managing just one victory in their last nine since September. With 12 points from 15 matches, Cadiz is sitting 19th in the standings but could rise to 16th with all three points this weekend.
Cadiz has the joint-worst attack in La Liga, with just ten goals scored, which is an indication of their problems. In addition, they have just lost Lucas Perez, who has scored three goals this season, with the 34-year-old returning to Deportivo La Coruna, so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Juan Cala, Victor Chust, Joseba Zaldua, David Gil, and Momo Mbaye remain injury doubts, but Ivan Alejo will be back following a suspension.
Valencia vs Cadiz Head-to-Head
Valencia has been held to goalless draws by Cadiz in their last two meetings, while the points have been shared in the last two fixtures between them at Mestalla. Valencia has not tasted defeat in three games against Cadiz, recording one win and two draws.
In the last nine mutual encounters, being the host turned out to be very beneficial: The home squad registered four victories and did not suffer any losses in eight out of nine.
Valencia vs Cadiz Match Information
- Match: Valencia (5-4-6) vs Cadiz (2-6-7)
- Location: Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia
- Day/Time: Friday, Jan. 6th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Valencia vs Cadiz Live Stream: fubo.tv
Valencia vs Cadiz Betting Lines
Valencia vs Cadiz Picks & Prediction
The host enters this clash as a heavy favorite priced at -175 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Edinson Cavani has netted five goals from his last five La Liga contests and also scored in their defeat at rivals Villarreal, so we expect him to find the back of the net on Friday. The visitors are certainly capable of making this an uncomfortable match for Valencia, but their lack of attacking firepower should be the key to this fixture.
Valencia is listed at -175 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Valencia, you have a chance to win $57. The Cadiz are +490, offering a chance to win $490 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Valencia a 63.64% chance to win, with Cadiz at 16.95%.