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Valencia vs. PSV : Europa League Betting Preview

Valencia may have lost last time out on home soil but their overall record at the Mestalla is excellent and should prove too good for PSV on Thursday.

The La Liga side find themselves in the Europa League having lost out to Chelsea and Marseille in the group stages of Europe’s premiere club competition and they are headed only by the Manchester clubs in the outright betting.

Currently third in the Spanish top flight, a whopping 24 points off Real Madrid at the summit, Valencia are still a very decent outfit despite having lost the likes of David Silva in recent seasons and their form in Europe has been excellent.

Champions League thrashings of Genk and Bayer Leverkusen this term, in addition to a draw with Chelsea, hint that Valencia could be very difficult to stop in this competition and they eased by Stoke in the last 32 with a comfortable 2-0 aggregate success.

Their opponents on Thursday, PSV, also fil third spot domestically in Eredivise but they must be reeling following their 6-2 humiliation at home to Twente on Sunday and I expect the hosts to prove too strong.

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PSV have a real problem keeping clean sheets at present and, having conceded 12 goals in their past four matches in all competitions, confidence in their defence must be low.

In striker Roberto Soldado, Valencia possess a genuine top class striker and he will still be on a high following his hat-trick last week for the national side against Venezuela.

Valencia proved their recent reversal in front of their own fans against Sevilla was an aberration by grinding out a 1-0 win at Grenada on the weekend and the 1.75, or thereabouts, on the Spaniards prevailing will do for me.

3pts Back Valencia (vs. PSV) @ 1.75 (Bet Victor)

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