Valencia vs Real Madrid: Match preview


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Real Madrid begin the crucial month of March, with an away game against Valencia in La Liga. The Merengues sit at the top of the table with a 6-point lead over Girona.

Match details:

Date: Saturday, 2nd March
Competition: La Liga
Matchday: 27
Time: 22:00 CEST
Venue: Mestalla

Match preview:

Real Madrid recorded their 20th win in the league after a late stunner from Luka Modrić earned them the 3 points against a stubborn Sevilla side.

The frontline in that match created many chances – especially Vinícius – but were unable to find the back of the net, in what could have ended as a stalemate for both sides.

Valencia’s previous game against Granada was postponed as a sign of respect to the victims of a fire tragedy that left 10 people dead. Before that, the team played out a 0-0 draw against Sevilla at the Mestalla.

Los Ches currently sit at the 8th spot in the La Liga points table with 36 points from 10 wins and 6 draws. However, they have lacked attacking threat this season, scoring only 29 goals. They have also conceded the same amount, with their goal difference standing at 0.”

Hugo Duro has by far been their best player with 10 goals this season. The Spaniard was also the team’s only goal scorer in a 5-1 drubbing when both sides met earlier in the season at the Santiago Bernabeu.

On the other hand, Real Madrid received positive news as Jude Bellingham returned and according to Carlo Ancelotti, is 100% fit for this fixture. Moreover, the Italian manager also gave a possible return date for Éder Militão and Thibaut Courtois – after the game against Mallorca, that is, the El Clasico on 21st April.

Moreover, Eduardo Camavinga and Dani Carvajal return after their suspension which gives Ancelotti a major boost in his quest for a victory at the Mestalla.

This fixture also happens to be Vinícius’ return to the Mestalla since the incident at the same place where he was racially abused by Valencia fans and those fans were penalized as well. The Brazilian would want to put the demons of that day behind him, and focus on how he can help the Merengues with a win.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men would be looking to continue their unbeaten form and go into the all-important Champions League game against RB Leipzig, with 3 points in the bag.

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