Valencia vs Girona Betting Tips & Preview – 14th August 2022

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Spain Valencia vs Girona Spain
14th August 1830hrs
Football – Spain – La Liga
Pick Valencia to win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 5/6 odds recorded 19:14 GMT on August 11th 2022

Valencia had an underwhelming season last term in La Liga, finishing in the middle of the table.

But they look to have a good chance of getting off the mark on Sunday.

Valencia play host to the newly promoted Girona who are back in the top flight after three seasons in the second tier.

Bet at Bet365


Valencia Preview – Home side to make a winning start?

Valencia start their new domestic campaign with a winnable-looking fixture.

Last season they posted a W6 D8 L5 record on home turf.

Three of those five home losses happened against top-five finishers.

In the match ought odds for football betting, Valencia are 5/6 for the win on Sunday* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on August 11th 2022 at Bet365).

Valencia posted only one win in their last five home fixtures of the season.

It was only two victories in their last ten home matches.

But as they did record a decent home record against a team in the bottom half of the table, they look the way to go.

A positive for the club is that head coach Gennaro Gattuso has pretty much a full-strength squad to pick from.

Our betting prediction:
Valencia to win to nil

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* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on August 11th 2022 at Bet365)


Five of Valencia’s last six La Liga matches have ended under 2.5 goals.

Of their home matches last season, 47% finished under the goal line.

Under 2.5 goals for football betting is at 8/11* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on August 11th 2022 at Bet365).

2019 was the last time that Valencia met Girona.

Valencia claimed maximum points thanks to a 90th-minute goal from Ferran Torres.

In three of the four previous meetings, Valencia have claimed a victory.


Girona Preview – Tricky match on top-flight return

It’s a top-flight return for Girona for the first time since the 2018/19 season.

They got back up among the elite after winning promotion through the playoffs.

Veteran forward Stuani netted 24 league goals last season.

They are going to be heavily relying on his influence this term.

In the match outright for Sunday’s fixture, Girona are 15/4 underdogs* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on August 11th 2022 at Bet365).

With them moving up to the top flight, it’s tough to gauge just how strong they will be out of the gates.

Looking back to last season’s La Liga 2 campaign, Girona only finished sixth.

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But they came up with the character to get through the play-offs at least.

The last time that they were in the top flight, Girona posted only nine victories.

They were the second-lowest scoring team in the division as well.

In that 2018/19 La Liga campaign, Girona posted a W6 D4 L9 road record.

There were a couple of surprise victories at the top four finishers for that season Real Madrid and Sunday’s opponents Valencia.


Valencia vs Girona Betting Advice

Until the season settles into a groove and a real picture of how Girona are going to fare plays out, we have to go with the established top-flight team Valencia here.

Valencia were underwhelming last season and they finished with a negative goal difference last term.

There’s a massive amount of improvement needed by them. But they can take three points on Sunday as the 5/6 favourites* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on August 11th 2022 at Bet365).


Key Facts – Valencia vs Girona Betting Tip

  • Valencia have won 3 of their last 4 against Girona
  • Valencia finished last season’s La Liga campaign with a negative goal difference
  • Girona are back in the top flight for the first time since the 2018/19 season


Girona relied heavily on Stuani for goals last season in the second tier and it’s not going to be so easy up in the top flight.

With that in mind, the Valencia To Win To Nil pick at 21/10 is the other football betting tip* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on August 11th 2022 at Bet365).

This should prove to be a decent opening fixture for Valencia.


The best betting odds for Valencia vs Girona

Valencia to win: 5/6 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Girona to win: 15/4 at Bet365