Friday, August 26, 2016

SD Eibar vs Valencia CF Match Preview

SD Eibar vs Valencia CF Match Preview
Stadium: Ipurua Municipal Stadium
Date: 27.08.2016 18:15 CET
  2nd matchday, La Liga 
Coaches: José Luis Mendilibar and Pako Ayestaran

SD Eibar lost their opening match of the 2016/17 season away to Deportivo La Coruna, it was a close match score wise, but Deportivo just edged out the visitors.
Statistically wise even though its too early to count, SD Eibar has less conceded goals than Valencia CF, in fact two less after just one round of matches. SD Eibar has a strong core of players who've played with each other for a long period of time and while their players might not be world class, they are fighters and have a good solid teamwork.
Valencia CF on the other hand is coming to this match after a terrible opening game in which they lost 4-2 to Las Palmas, one of the newer teams to La Liga, in fact it was a devastating loss for Valencia CF, conceding 4 goals, including 3 in the span of 15 minutes in the first half, while managing to score only 2 goals in return.

Pako's now famous saying before the match when asked about Valencia's terrible defense was "we'll just have to score one more than them", well try and score 5 then and see how well it goes, not so much huh? Back to reality now?

Valencia CF is a shadow of its former self, all of the club's top players have been sold or literally hanging on the exit door, waiting for final confirmation, even Paco Alcacer which I was stupid enough to consider staying is still not out of the clear. He wants to leave, Peter Lim is eager to sell him for profits in his coffers, the issue is FC Barcelona don't have enough money, all they are willing to offer is 30 million euros, which is extremely cheap in this transfer window. If FC Barcelona can somehow get an additional 10 million euros, Paco Alcacer is gone.

I've gotten first hand 100% reliable information that Pako Ayestaran wants to leave, he has supposedly been lied about the transfers and the teams objectives and especially about the players who are staying. I've been informed that of course he wants the job, he wants to coach Valencia CF, but he doesn't want to take the fall later on for the teams poor performances and this match against SD Eibar would inform his decision whether to leave or stay.

UPDATE/BREAKING:  Pako has defied orders again and included Paco Alcacer in the squad, even though negotiations are still ongoing for his sale. If he fields him it would be an even bigger defiance, much like what he did last match when he fielded Mustafi, when he was ordered not to use him, as a potential transfer was looming. Wow, this is so crazy. The club is in full disarray.

I've been really realistic about the club and where its at, some fans, some readers are calling it being negative, but I'm obviously angry, but that hasn't clouded my judgement, I'm 100% objective and real, as I've been for 6+ years writing for this blog. Everything I've said in the past 6 years in on the record, anyone can look it, its a click of a page away and I can say for certain that I've been right 100% on everything, I have the written records for everyone to read and I'm right about the team now.

You may think I'm being negative, I'm being a realist, I'm writing the facts as they are. Yeah I've taken some liberty with some of the words I've used because I am angry, but that doesn't change the facts and the facts are as I've stated them in posts and in comments.

Valencia CF Squad:
Goalkeepers: Ryan, Jaume
Defenders: Cancelo, Montoya, Aymen, Santos, Vezo, Gaya
Midfielders: Suarez, Enzo Perez, Parejo, Medran, Soler, Nani, Bakkali
Forwards: Paco Alcácer, Santi Mina, Moreno, Rafa Mir

Technical Details Valencia CF (probable setups):
Formation: 4-3-3
Line-up: Ryan; Cancelo, Santos, Ayemn, Gaya; Enzo, Parejo, Medran; Nani, Moreno, Mina.
Tactics: High defensive line, all roung pressure, high tempo pressing, mixed passing, winged attacks

Result Prediction:
SD Eibar 2-1 Valencia CF
SD Eibar have a much stronger defense, they have a good solid core, they are playing at home and as such I expect them to just edge out Valencia CF. Valencia CF has a leaky defense, so I'm expecting the defense to concede two goals, hopefully not 4  as before, that would really suck, I also expect the team to score one goal, probably Moreno who's been in top form in the preseason.