In a sentence: Valencia are in fourth place and pretty much guaranteed a Champions League spot as they are 15 points ahead of Villareal in fifth, while Espanyol are enjoying mid-table security in 13th position, 15 points clear of the bottom three.
Last time: The last game at the Mestalla in January 2017 ended as a 2-1 home win thanks to goals from Martin Montoya and Santi Mina, before David Lopez netted a late consolation for Espanyol.
This time: Valencia are 1/2 to win this game, while Espanyol are 6/1 and the draw is 3/1.
You might remember: A 3-1 home win for Valencia in September 2014 when they ran up a three-goal lead thanks to Pablo Piatti, Dani Parejo and Paco Alcacer, before Sergio Garcia scored a last-minute consolation from the spot. It is important to note in this La Liga Preview that Valencia have won their last four games against Espanyol.