Krasnodar vs Valencia
Krasnodar vs Valencia is the meeting on Thursday in the Europa League. It is the return game from the finals stage, in the Valencia tournament winning 2-1. The qualification is still open and will be decided on the FK Krasnodar stadium at 19.55.
Krasnodar: current form, latest results, statistics
Krasnodar is a newer team at European level. Only from 2014 appears for the first time in the Europa League. He managed to get results fast enough and has 3 qualifiers in the higher stages of this competition. In 2016 it was eliminated by Sparta Prague, in the 16th phase, and in 2017 in the best of Celta Vigo. He never climbed higher than that. Now he has a good chance of climbing a step, in case of a success in front of Valencia. He just needs a 1-0. In the domestic competition he is ranked second, immediately behind Zenit Leningrad. After Monday’s draw with Orenburg, the distance grew to 5 points. It is worth mentioning that in the Europa League he has not lost at home in the last 6 games. Ari, Viktor Claesson and Shapi Suleymanov, with 2 goals scored, are the main players in the European competition. Charles Kabore and Aleksandr Martynovich are suspended. Stanislav Krisyuk, Pavel Mamaev and Ivan Ignatyev are injured.
Valencia: current form, latest results, statistics
Valencia is in a very good time. He left behind the weak start of the season. He managed to qualify in the final of Copei del Rey and came close to 6 points in the last place to qualify in the Champions League. He certainly will not stop here. Whenever he participated in the Europa League, he tried to climb as high as possible. In 2012 and 2014 he was eliminated in the semifinals, each time by Spanish teams, who would win the trophy, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. This season he started in the Champions League, where he took 3rd place in a group with Juventus, Manchester United and Young Boys Berna. He then went into the 16th Europa League where he made a double victory, Celtic Glasgow. In the last 10 games played in this competition there are 8 wins and 2 defeats. Two Spanish teams have managed to get ahead of Valencia. Rodrigo Moreno, 2 goals scored, is the team’s top scorer in the Europa League. Two major players will be missing in Krasnodar, captain Dani Parejo and Facundo Roncaglia, both suspended. Ezequiel Garay is uncertain. Geoffrey Kondogbia returns after being suspended in the tournament match.
Krasnodar vs Valencia: Probable teams and unavailable players
- Krasnodar (4-2-3-1): Safarov – Petrov, Fjoluson, Spajic, Stotskiy – Gazinskiy, Pereyra – Wanderson, Olsson, Claesson – Ari
- Injure: Kritsyuk, Mamaev, Ignatyev
- Suspend: Kabor, Martynovich
- Valencia (4-4-2): Neto – Piccini, Gabriel Paulista, Diakhaby, Lato – Soler, Coquelin, Kondogbia, Guedes – Moreno, Gameiro
- Uncertain: Ezequiel Garay
- Suspend: Dani Parejo, Roncaglia
Krasnodar vs Valencia: Direct Matches
- 07.03.2019 Valencia vs Krasnodar 2-1
Prediction today: Both Teams Score