Friday, August 9, 2013

Valencia CF vs Olympiacos CFP Match Preview

Valencia return to the Mestalla for their last pre-season match in the annual local event known as the Trofeu Tronja (Orange Cup). The cup is this year, as with recent years, will consist of only one fixture. Valencia have won this cup, which it hosts every year, 25 times. Olympiacos finished 1st in the Greek League last year and thus are the reigning champions of Greece. However, their pre-season hasn't been the greatest. Out of the 6 games they played, they have won 2, lost 4 times and drew once. Valencia come into this game with a 1-0 victory against Everton in the USA. Youngster Alcacer is out with injury, while Fede, Canales and Guardado return to action after an injury. This game might also feature new signing, Helder Postiga although I think Jonas will start since the new striker hasn't had enough time to practice with the team.

Another win should be expected in this game if Valencia play as consistent with their last two games. It is important to finish off the pre-season on a high note since the first league game against Malaga is only in a week's time.

Match Date: August 10th, 2013
Match Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Mestalla, Valencia

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