FK Krasnodar vs Valencia / Europa League – Result of the 1st leg suggests that this could be a very interesting rematch of the round of 16. Valencia was and is a favourite to win, however, Krasnodar scored at the Mestalla and defeat of 2-1 gives them nice change to surprise the Spanish team. What is not encouraging is a mere draw in the Russian Premier League played before this match, while Valencia won once again in the meantime.
FK Krasnodar vs Valencia begins 14.03.2019 at 18:55 CET
Krasnodar is strange and unpredictable this season. No one totally outplayed them except Sevilla in the last round of the Europa League group phase when everything was resolved in advance. They lost all other matches with one-goal difference but their current problem is that they cannot win. Krasnodar has nine-game winless streak where draws are most common outcome of their matches. They eliminated Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 32 with two draws, however, drew with Orenburg in the previous round of Russian Premier League was a weak result. They have to win now in order to pass the round, and they have to do it without suspended Martynovich and Kabore.
Probable lineups FK Krasnodar: Safonov – S. Petrov, Fjoluson, Spajic, Stotskiy – Gazinskiy, Pereyra – Wanderson, Olsson, Claesson – Ari
While Krasnodar didn’t win for a long time, Valencia is undefeated for even longer. It has 10-game unbeaten streak, although draw is the most common result in the positive series, but it won last four matches. Valencia didn’t exactly shined in them and won by sound result but out of them we should mention qualification for the final of the Copa del Rey and routine elimination of Celtic Glasgow from the Europa League round of 32. Against Krasnodar they had lead of 2-0 by middle of first half but they lost steam later on and received a goal that might cost them so much now. Valencia won Girona 3-2 on Sunday having one player less in last minutes of the match. Compared to the 1st leg Parejo is now not in the staring line-up.
Probable lineups Valencia: Neto – Piccini, G. Paulista, Diakhaby, Lato – Soler, Coquelin, Kondogbia, Guedes – Rodrigo, Gameiro
FK Krasnodar vs Valencia PICK
Although Krasnodar has active result from the first match it has visible problems when it needs to win, but without victory it will not go any further. Regardless how Valencia plays it is not likely that Krasnodar can win despite the home-field advantage.
Pick: Asian handicap 0 Valencia
Odds: 1.71 at bethard (down to 1.60 can be played)
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