After three games without a win, Valencia have broken their bad luck with a win against Athletic Bilbao last week. They will face a big challenge when they host Real Madrid at the Mestalla in the postponed game of La Liga.
Valencia Looking To Avoid Defeat
The hosts have been very inconsistent since the start of the season. The team have been sitting in and around the relegation zone for the most part of the season. Valencia have collected a total of 7 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Athletic Bilbao at home where they won 2-0.
Valencia are currently sitting in the 15th place in the league table. They have 23 points from 6 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses. The team scored 31 goals and conceded 40 since the start of the season.
Jose Gaya should be able to battle back from injury to start against Real Madrid, which will see Guilherme Siqueira drop to the bench. Simone Zaza will continue up top after scoring last time out, with Munir and Nani out on the flanks. Martin Montoya is sidelined, which will see Joao Cancelo start at right-back.
Real Madrid To Keep Barcelona Away
The visitors are the much more inform team of the two sides. They have won all of their last four games in La Liga. A win from Los Blancos here will give them a four point lead ahead of Barcelona at the top of the league table. Real Madrid have collected a total of 12 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Granada CF at home where they won 2-0.
Real Madrid are currently sitting in the 1st place in the league table. They have 52 points from 16 wins, 4 draws and 1 losses. They have scored 56 goals and conceded 18 since the start of the season.
Keylor Navas, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos should return to the back four, but Nacho should also be available. Real Madrid will continue with Cristiano Ronaldo on the left wing, despite the Portugal international working alone in training this week.
Head To Head
Real Madrid have won 1 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in May 2016 when the final score was 3-2 to Real Madrid at home.
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