Live on Skysports 1: Sun. 18.00 & 20.00: Valencia are evens with to bounce back from a disappointing couple of weeks.
Whilst not suffering a downturn of Arsenal proportions, Valencia’s season has taken a turn for the worst in the last couple of matches as they were dumped out of the Champions League by Schalke before suffering a 4-0 hammering in the league against Zaragoza.
Unai Emery will be keen for the mini-slump not to turn into a full-blown crisis and Los Che look worth an interest at evens with to steady the ship at the Mestalla, where they face Seville. Gregorio Manzano’s inconsistent side are far from convincing on their travels and it would be just like them to follow up the morale-boosting draw against Barcelona by suffering a fifth away defeat in eight.
After a run of four straight defeats, Athletic Bilbao have steadied the ship, registering a home win against Seville before picking up a decent point at Getafe and Los Leones can boost their hopes of finishing in a Europa League place as they come up against fourth placed Villareal.
El Submarino Amarillo are formidable at home but less effective on the road, where they have won just two of their last ten in the La Liga and not as rested as their hosts following midweek European exertions, the visitors are to be opposed here, especially as Athletic are 13/10 courtesy of William Hill.
Valencia to beat Seville – evens ()
Athletic Bilbao to beat Villareal – 13/10 (William Hill)