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📝Real Madrid vs Valencia Match Preview: Prediction & Lineups

Sun 15 December 2019 | 8:41

The La Liga matches are going on and tonight Real Madrid and Valencia are going to go against each other in an exciting match.

Real Madrid

and

Valencia

will lock horns together as

Los Blancos

are going to travel to Valencia to meet their hosts at

Mestalla

for their Matchday17 competition in

La Liga

.

Real Madrid are currently second in the chart with 34 points after Barca, which have collected 35 points. This is while Valencia are 8th with 26 points.

Real Madrid vs Valencia News

Here is all you need to know about Real Madrid vs Valencia match in advance:

Real Madrid in details

Real Madrid are currently second in the table after beating Espanyol last weekend. They are also second in UCL group A with 11 points while PSG are on top with 16 points. Overall it has to be said that Real is not in a bad situation and is going up the ladder of improvement, under Zidane’s supervision.

The team will start their match against Valencia, missing a group of players, including Ferland Mendy who is suspended. Marcelo, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, and James Rodriguez are also out due to injuries while Lucas Vazquez is questionable.

Valencia in details

On the other side of the pitch, the hosts will start this match with confidence as they booked their spot in the knockout round of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory at Ajax on Tuesday night in Amsterdam. They have also won their most recent match against Levante in La Liga last weekend with a 2-4 result.

Valencia also will have a group of absentees. Their list includes Cristiano Piccini who is out with injury. Besides him, there are Kevin Gameiro, Maximiliano Gomez, Jasper Cillessen, Kang-in Lee, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Denis Cheryshev and Goncalo Guedes all questionable.

Head-to-Head Record

These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books:

Valencia have won just one of their last five LaLiga games against Real Madrid as they have won one, drawn one and lost three; their most recent game was at Mestalla in April.

At home, Valencia have won three of their last five LaLiga matches against Real Madrid with one draw and one loss, after losing their previous five.

Valencia have won four of their last five LaLiga games, one more than they had in their opening 11 league games this season as they have won three, drawn five and lost three.

Real Madrid have won four consecutive LaLiga games for the first time since Zinédine Zidane’s return. The last time The Whites won five league games in a row with the Frenchman was between April and August 2017.

Only FC Barcelona have a higher shot conversion rate than Valencia in LaLiga this season.

Of all the seven teams he has faced at least 24 times in LaLiga, Valencia are the only team that Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos has never been sent off against them in the competition.

Valencia player Daniel Parejo has been involved in more LaLiga goals against Real Madrid than against any other opponent, as he has scored 12 goals in 19 appearances, scoring five and assisting seven.

Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno has made six assists in LaLiga this season, equaling his best tally in a single campaign in the competition with six in 2018/19.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has been directly involved in nine goals in his last six LaLiga matches. The result includes five goals and four assists. 

Real Madrid manager Zinédine Zidane has lost on two of his three trips to Valencia as LaLiga manager, both defeats with the same scoreline of 1-2.

Possible lineups

Real Madrid(4-3-3):

Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Odriozola, Valverde, Kroos, Casemiro, Rodrygo, Benzema, Bale.

Valencia(4-3-3):

Domenech, Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya, Soler, Coquelin, Parejo, Vallejo, Rodrigo, Torres​.

Match info

Date:

Sunday, 15 December

​Time:

21:00 CET

Venue:

Estadio de Mestalla​

Referee:

​José Maria Sánchez Martínez

Prediction

​It is hard to predict the result of this match since both sides are in good form. However, considering the long list of Valencia's injuries and doubtful players, the win seems more achievable for Real Madrid as many of the team stars are ready to take part in the match.

Which team will be the winner in your opinion? Leave your comment in the comment section.


source: SportMob