Espanyol v Valencia: Visitors to extend goalscoring run against leaky home defence

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Los Che have been in stunning form and they should continue to impress in front of goal by scoring at least twice when they visit Barcelona

Valencia look to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they travel to the city of Barcelona to face an inconsistent Espanyol side in their first game after the final international break of the year.

Los Che have racked up 30 goals in their 11 matches so far and they will feel they can extend their run of eight successive wins on Sunday afternoon, as their opponents are an Espanyol side who have failed to record successive league wins since April, and while their home form is relatively strong, on the road they remain poor.

Sunday's game at the RCDE Stadium is therefore a chance for Quique Sanchez Flores' side to try and push on although it will be tough against a rampant Valencia team.

Aaron Martin, Espanyol, 2017/18

Paddy Power offer a win for the hosts at 9/4 (3.25), while the visitors can be backed at 6/5 (2.20) to continue their winning streak and the draw is offered at 12/5 (3.60).

Coming into this round of fixtures, Valencia were the top scorers in the division and their matches this season have pretty much guaranteed goals - nine of their 11 league games, including each of their last seven, have seen over 2.5 goals and a repeat is offered at 8/11 (1.73).

Espanyol have only kept three clean sheets in their last 17 La Liga games, and against a team who are playing as well as Valencia, adding to that tally will be tough.

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In eight of Valencia's league games this term, Marcelino's men have netted over 1.5 goals and the price of 11/10 (2.10) for them do so once more must surely appeal.

Los Che boast some extremely in-form attacking players, with strikers Simone Zaza and Rodrigo both rewarded for their excellent starts to the season with national team call-ups for Italy and Spain respectively, while Portuguese youngster Goncalo Guedes has been a revelation this term and scored his first goal for his country last week.

Those three players have 19 goals between them - more than double the amount that Espanyol have scored this season - and there is every chance that Valencia's fine scoring form will continue in Barcelona on Sunday. 

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