There looks to be some tasty Europa League knockout stage fixtures this week and top of the billing for me is the Stoke v Valencia game. Don't forget to join my premium service for my best football tips and advice.
Stoke v Valencia Europa League tips: An area I'm looking at in this one is the vulnerability of the Valencia defense in the air. This has been a problem for them this year in various competitions and I'm intrigued to see how they will cope with the aerial bombardment from Stoke. Whichever strikers Stoke go with, there looks to be value around with some books close to 3/1 on Walters and Jones, with Crouch currently best priced 9/4.
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I'm also waiting for the 'to score a header market' to come out on the Stoke v Valencia Europa League game where I'm planning on dutching the two Stoke strikers and possibly Robert Huth if possible. Roberto Soldado will be the obvious threat to the Stoke defense and with the general quality of the Valencia team, this looks like it may be an exciting end to end game. I'll also be having a small bet on Stoke to score two or more which will look great value if Valencia are as vulnerable from crosses as they have been.
Europa League Betting - Stoke v Valencia advised tips
Tip 1: Stoke v Valencia Both teams to score @ 10/11 (general)
Tip 2: Stoke to score over 1.5 goals @ 15/8 (Coral)
Tip 3: Dutch both stoke strikers to score from a header (prices unavailable currently)