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La Liga 2022-23: Valencia vs Real Madrid: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :May 20, 2023 at 5:26 AM
Modified at :May 20, 2023 at 5:26 AM
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Rajat Chhajta


Valencia take on a wounded Real Madrid after their humbling Champions League exit.

Super Sunday brings in the LaLiga action from Mestalla, with Valencia vs Real Madrid. Valencia have spent most of their previous months in the relegation zone.

They have recently clawed their way back out of danger and are three points above the drop zone in the 14th position. Valencia lost only one of the last five matches, so they will certainly have confidence in their game.

Last weekend, Los Che won 2-1 on the road against Celta Vigo. That match was fairly even, but the guests did just enough to secure all three points. Interestingly, they have won three of their last five La Liga matches (D1 L1), as many victories as in their previous 21 top-flight matches (W3 D5 L13).

The Giants Real Madrid are staring at the end of the tunnel with their season anything but over. In LaLiga, they can't catch the leaders Barcelona, while in the UEFA Champions League, they struggled and looked miserable against City on Wednesday.

Real Madrid lost 4-0 in the Champions League semifinal on the road against Manchester City. They will play only for their pride and to finish above their city rivals who are just 02 points away from the 02nd spot.

Los Blancos have lost seven of their 34 games in LaLiga 2022/23 (W22 D5), their second-highest tally at this stage of the season in the competition in the last 15 campaigns (nine in 2018/19 - W20 D5). They won on their last visit to Valencia in La Liga (2-1 in September 2021), having won just one of their previous seven away games against Los Che in the competition (D2 L4). They last won consecutive games at Mestalla in the top flight in December 2013 (W5) which will be a good record to smash at the end of the season.

Kick-off

Sunday, 21-05-2023, 13:00 pm (ET)

Sunday, 21-05-2023, 10:00 pm (IST)

Stadium: ESTADIO DE MESTALLA

Valencia Form (In All Competitions): W- D- L- W- W

Real Madrid Form (In All Competitions): L- W- D- W- L

Players to watch

Valencia: Justin Kluivert

Justin Kluivert has scored 06 goals in 22 matches so far in the La Liga 2022/2023 season, but 4 of the 6 goals were scored at home while he scored 2 goals at away games. This also means he is Los Che’s highest scorer for the season. Overall, Justin has taken 29 shots in 22 matches so far in the La Liga 2022/2023 season.

Kluivert's shooting accuracy is 55.17%. He scores a goal for every 4.83 shots he takes and takes 2.24 shots per 90 minutes on the pitch. He managed to score in his last game and will be looking to make it two goals in two games for his team.

Real Madrid: Marco Asensio

The Spaniard was the scorer in Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Getafe in their last league game, has been involved in 15 goals in 28 appearances in LaLiga 2022/23 (nine goals and six assists) - his highest tally in a single campaign in the competition.

Marco Asensio has managed to take 40 shots in 28 matches so far in the La Liga 2022/2023 season. He scores a goal for every 4.44 shots he takes and takes 2.73 shots per 90 minutes on the pitch.

Match Facts for Valencia v Real Madrid

  • Since the start of March, Real Madrid have only converted 5.6% of their shots away from home in La Liga (five goals from 89 shots), the fifth-lowest by a team on the road in this period.
  • Rubén Baraja is set to manage his first game against Real Madrid in LaLiga - as a player he won his last game at Mestalla against Los Blancos in the competition (3-0 in May 2009), a match in which he scored his side's third and final goal.
  • Valencia's José Gayá is the defender who has created the most goalscoring chances in LaLiga this season (52).
  • Valencia have lost their last four games against Real Madrid in La Liga and have only once lost five in a row against them in the competition in the 21st century - in November 2011 with Unai Emery as coach.

Injury and Team News for Valencia v Real Madrid

Real Madrid: No injury or suspension reported in the team

Valencia: Injury: Marcos de Sousa (knee injury) and Cristhian Mosquera (Knock) remain on the sidelines through injury.

Suspension (Red Card): Gabriel Paulista and Mouctar Diakhaby, will have to serve a suspension in the match against Real Madrid.

Head to Head stats

Matches – 20

Villarreal – 04

Real Madrid – 11

Draws – 05

Predicted Lineups for Valencia v Real Madrid

Valencia Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1)

G. Mamardashvili, J. Gaya, D. Foulquier, E. Comert, C. Ozkacar, J. Guerra, Almeida, N. Gonzalez, S. Lino, E. Cavani, J. Kluivert

Real Madrid Predicted Lineup (4-3-3)

T. Courtois, E. Camavinga, D. Alaba, E. Militao, L. Vazquez, T. Kroos, A. Tchouameni, F. Valvarde, M. Asensio, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo.

Match Prediction for Valencia v Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti could rotate the squad and give rest to their most important players, especially expecting Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, and a few more older players to sit out the away game in order to manage the workload of the players.

Valencia, on the other hand, have seen a good run of form where they are taking away the points from teams sitting higher in the league position and manage to secure their position in the safe zone and avoid any looming danger of relegation. Their supporters will have a silver lining if they manage to defeat Los Blancos after such an average season.

Prediction: Valencia 1 – 1 Real Madrid

Telecast

India – Jio TV

USA – ESPN+

United Kingdom - Free Sports

Nigeria – Supersport, StarTimes, Canal+

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