Both Valencia and Las Palmas endured disappointing campaigns last season and there is not much optimism in either camp ahead of their opening day meeting at Mestalla.
The hosts finished 12th in La Liga, an unacceptable position for a club which regards itself as one of Europe's biggest, yet their summer transfer dealings have not been particularly encouraging.
Las Palmas have had a similarly underwhelming summer with star midfielder Roque Mesa leaving, although they have secured the services of Spain international wideman Vitolo until January.
Nevertheless, the signs are there that Las Palmas could continue to struggle this season in La Liga, with the Canary Islanders' dismal end to last season seeing them win just one of their last 10 matches.
On the road, Las Palmas were particularly bad with their only away win of last season coming in their opening game, coincidentally at Valencia.
Since that game, Las Palmas have lost 15 and drawn three of the 18 league matches they have contested and dabblebet offer them at 3/1 (4.00) to claim their first road win in a year.
Generally, matches at Mestalla produced high-scoring affairs last season with Valencia struggling badly defensively. Indeed, 13 of their 19 home games saw over 2.5 goals and a repeat is offered at 4/6 (1.66), while nine matches saw over 3.5 goals - including the corresponding fixture - which is offered at 13/8 (2.63).
Las Palmas' defensive form on the road, meanwhile, would also point to another high-scoring game, with the Gran Canaria outfit conceding 33 goals in the 11 league away matches they have played in 2017.
Given the visitors' woeful record, backing the hosts make sense, yet picking Valencia and over 2.5 goals in the game at 8/5 (2.60) looks to offer even better value.