Venue: Estadio de Mestalla
Kick-off: 7:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM EST
Television coverage: Sky Sports 3/HD; beIN Sports en Español, beIN Sports USA
Gary Neville’s search for a first win as manager of Valencia continued after his side succumbed to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Villarreal last time out.
The defeat means that Valencia are now languishing in 10th position in the La Liga table and Neville already seems to find himself under pressure at the Mestalla.
Things are likely not going to get any easier soon as Valencia now prepare to welcome giants Real Madrid to the Mestalla on Sunday and it goes without saying that Los Che will be in for a tough battle.
Injury Doubts: Diego Alves Carreira, Rodrigo Moreno Machado, Enzo Pérez, Zakaria Bakkali, Pablo Piatti, Sofiane Feghouli, Gaya
Valencia Probable Lineup: Jaume Doménech, Barragán Substituted, Abdennour, Aderllan Santos, João Cancelo, Rúben Vezo, Dani Parejo, André Gomes, Danilo Barbosa, Negredo, Paco Alcácer
Real Madrid News
Real Madrid claimed a 3-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Wednesday but the performance from Rafael Benitez’s men was not all that convincing and they were certainly helped by a couple of contentious refereeing decisions.
Nonetheless, a win is a win and Madrid will now be hopeful of claiming another three points when they travel to Mestalla to square off against a struggling Valencia side this weekend.
Injury Doubts: Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid Probable Lineup: Navas; Danilo, Nacho, Pepe, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, James, Bale, Ronaldo; Benzema
Four of the last five encounters between Valencia and Real Madrid have ended in draws and one can be sure that the clash on Sunday will also be a similarly close affair between the two sides.
With Valencia struggling at the moment though, Madrid seem to have the edge and should be able to claim a narrow victory on the night.
Valencia 1 – 2 Real Madrid