Foot Predictions shows Sunday’s La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Valencia, including predictions, news about the teams and possible lineups.
Real Madrid will aim to continue their search for La Liga leader Atlético de Madrid when they receive Valence to the Spanish capital on Sunday afternoon.
Zinedine zidaneThe team’s team is in second place in the table, five points behind Atlético, who also has two games less, while Valencia occupies the 12th position in the first division of Spain.
Atletico will have to go through a terrible period to allow their rival Madrid in the title race at this stage, but Zidane’s team must simply continue to win and hope that they can somehow be in contention towards the final stretch.
A record of 14 victories, four draws and four defeats in 22 matches led the defending champion to accumulate 46 points, which, as mentioned, left him in second place, five points from Atlético, who have two games left.
Barcelona, in third, are three points behind Madrid with one game less, while Zidane’s team is also just four points ahead of Sevilla, fourth, before this weekend’s games.
Madrid will enter Sunday’s competition after a 2-0 win over Getafe on Tuesday night, with Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy scoring goals for the home team, who were without several regular starters due to injury and suspension.
Los Blancos will now seek to win two more league victories against Valencia and Real Valladolid before facing Atalanta BC in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on February 24.
Valencia, for its part, shared the points with Athletic Bilbao in San Mames last week as Gabriel paulistaThe second half effort canceled an own goal Hugo Guillamon.
There is no escaping the fact that it has been a difficult season for Los Che, but they have scored four points in the last two matches, also beating Elche in late January, moving up to 12th place.
Javi GraciaThe side of the team is only four points ahead of the last three, however, which means that some poor results in succession may lead them to be dragged into the division towards the final stretch.
Valencia have won just two of their 11 away La Liga games this season, and suffered a 3-0 loss to Los Blancos when the two teams met in the corresponding game last season.
That said, the six-time Spanish champions won 4-1 when they hosted Real Madrid in Mestalla in November, with Carlos Soler score a hat-trick for the home team.
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Madrid will again be without the services of Rodrygo Goes, Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Federico Valverde, Eder Militao and Alvaro Odriozola this weekend by injury while Marcelo he is also out with the calf problem he contracted in the finals of Tuesday’s game against Getafe.
Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal However, both have returned to training and are in contention, while the home team will also be driven by the return of an important midfielder Toni Kroos suspension.
Vázquez is slightly ahead of Carvajal, which means that the 29-year-old could be the right-back against Valencia, while Vinicius junior and Marco Asensio again, he is expected to operate both sides of Benzema in the final third of the field.
Valencia, meanwhile, will be without Guillamon’s services this weekend due to suspension, while Mouctar Diakhaby, Cristiano Piccini and Denis Cheryshev are absent due to injury.
Los Che is hopeful that Soler will recover from a small problem, but Eliaquim Mangala is struggling to prove his physical condition, which means that the borrowed defender Iron could appear in the middle of the defense.
Manu Vallejo started next Maxi Gomez in the attack against Atlético and that should be the case again this weekend, with Daniel Wass and Goncalo guedes operating in wide positions.
Possible starting line-up for Real Madrid:
Courtois; Vazquez, Nacho, Varane, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius
Possible initial line-up for Valencia:
Domenech; Correira, Gabriel, Ferro, Gaya; Wass, Racic, Soler, Guedes; Vallejo, Gomez
Probability: Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia
Valencia have had their problems this season, but they remain a very dangerous team and Real Madrid are aware of the challenge that Los Che can pose. The hosts will again be without the services of several important players, but they are supporting Zidane’s team to take the three points thanks to a narrow victory.
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