Our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, explains why neither side are likely to keep a clean sheet on Saturday evening when the country's third city is divided in La Liga
Given the disparity in size between the two clubs from Spain's third city, the derby naturally means more to Levante than to Los Che - yet, with Valencia extremely disappointing so far, anything other than three points would be a disastrous way to open the year.
Betway price a home win at 1/2 (1.50) while Levante can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) to claim a famous victory.
Indeed, Las Granotas have a decent recent record aganist their more illustrious rivals and are unbeaten in their last three encounters.
While Valencia have a fabulous scoring record at home, netting in 17 consecutive league games, they have been conceding goals at an alarming rate.
In fact, they have kept just three clean sheets in nine home league matches this season, with the likes of Almeria and Valladolid both scoring twice at Mestalla.
Levante, for their part, have been finding the net on the road, scoring twice at Atletico Madrid in their last match and also at tough places like San Mames and El Sadar.
All this, then, makes the price of 9/10 (1.90) for both teams to score seem extremely tempting. It is a selection that has paid out in six of Valencia's home league games this season and in four of Levante's away fixures.
Furthermore, both teams have scored in each of the last three Valencia derbies at Mestalla, which further reinforces this as a great option for investment.
|Both teams to score at 9/10 (1.90) 1.5 point stake with Betway|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid.