Valencia vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga, Spain
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick off at: 19.30 GMT
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia, Spain
After picking up a dramatic win on their last match, Real Madrid are hunting for another victory. Zinedine Zidane’s side will be facing a tough test with Valencia awaits them on Wednesday.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this midweek La Liga clash. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Neto(g);Waas, Paulista, Garay, Gaya(def);Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Cheryshev(mid);Rodrigo, Santi Mina(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Navas(g);Odriozola, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo(def);Kroos, Modric, Casemiro(mid);Asensio, Benzema, Isco(att).
Before heading into this midweek La Liga battle both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWDDW
Los Che have been in a pretty good form of late, winning three games and drawing two form their last five. Marcelino’s squad last fixture was a precious away win against Sevilla.
That victory should give Valencia more confidence ahead of their battle against Madrid. Playing at home, Los Che will try to take home all three points even if its against a tough side.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LLWWW
Madrid starting to regain confidence with Zidane’s return as they won two straight games under his tenure. However, their last win was far from an easy one, beating Huesca 3-2 at Santiago Bernebau.
Despite winning that game, Madrid showed several troublesome display at the back. Zidane will try to improve on their game as Valencia can be more dangerous.
Marcelino still have some absentees for this midweek with Piccini, Coquelin and RUben Sobrino all injured. Dani Parejo and Kondogba will be key figures in Los Che’s midfield against Madrid.
Rodrigo look set to be partnered by Santi Mina this midweek as they will pose threat for Los Blancos’ defense. Valencia are also expecting a solid display from Neto in goal to stop their opponent’s attacking players.
Zidane himself also has some players out for Wednesday as Vinicius and Dani Carvajal are still injured. Meanwhile, Nacho will also miss the midweek tie due to suspension.
This means Raphael Varane will return into the center back position along side Sergio Ramos. Marcos Asensio could be getting a start if Zidane decides to rotate his squad.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Madrid with three wins, one draw and one defeat.
Their latest encounter at Mestalla was on January 27, 2018 and ended with Madrid winning 4-1.
Madrid still keen on chasing for that second place seat, so a win is massive for their mission. It won’t be an easy task for Zidane as Valencia could be his first real test since his return to Los Blancos.
Los Che have been performing relatively well this year and they are keen on proving it again this midweek. This encounter could turn into an exciting battle with both teams are in a pretty good form.
Final Score: 2-2