Welcome to the cfrealmadrid.com. Today we are doing match preview of Valencia vs Real Madrid that to be played on Matchday 17 Laliga Santander. After the champions league last group stage Madrid are visiting Valencia for the away match. Real Madrid is currently second on the table with 34 points. On the other hand, Valencia is on at no.8 spot, with 26 points on the table.
Coming to the stats, in the last 5 matches, We won 3 times and Valencia got one victory and a draw. Valencia have won just one of their last five La Liga games against Real Madrid (W1 D1 L3), their most recent game (2-1) at Mestalla in April. Real Madrid have won four consecutive La Liga games for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s return. The last time The Whites won five league games in a row with the Frenchman was between April and August 2017 (seven). The detail preview of Valencia vs Real Madrid is as follows:
Valencia vs Real Madrid-Match Preview:
Zidane will go for 4-4-2 formation. As it is important match for us. This formation is the most useful in Zidane’s tactics. Isco will play in a free role. Madrid will start the match with hope of going on the first spot as Barcelona lost points in the last match. However, Valencia also have many injured players who are out of squad against us.
The other thing to check whether Casemiro plays or not? Casemiro is yellow card away from missing next match. The next match is against Barcelona. He cannot miss this match. So, Zidane should not play him . Modric or Kroos can play in holding position instead. I hope that Casemiro will not play in the match.
The match between Valencia vs Real Madrid will kick off on 15th December, 2019 at 09:00 P.M. C.E.T at Mestalla Stadium in Valencia.
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, and Altube.
Defenders: Carvajal, Odriozola, Militao, Varane, Nacho and Ramos.
Midfielders: Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, and Isco.
Attackers: Benzema, Jovic , Brahim, Bale, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.
( 4-4-2 ) Courtois-Carvajal, Varane , Ramos, Nacho-Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Isco-Rodrygo, Benzema.
Courtois is going to start the match after the rest against Brugge. His role will be very crucial against Valencia. He will have to continue his on going form.
The big question is who will play on the left back position? Nacho can be tried as a left back. He has played two matches in Laliga this season as a left back. He is coming from the injury.Alternatively, Zidane has a option of playing Carvajal and Odriozola both but I think he will go with Nacho at the Left Back.
Sergio Ramos will come back to the team after resting against Brugge. Ramos presence on the field was missed in the last match. He is the leader of the pack. Ramos played key role in defensive positioning which was missing in the last match.
I think Casemiro will not play in the match. Instead of him, Kroos, Modric, Valverde and Isco will be the midfielders. Kroos played on the holding role in the first season for Madrid. In the Carlo Ancelotti’s time we played in the 4-2-3-1 position where Modric and Kroos played this role very efficiently. Isco played i the midfield on left position in midfield. He is not as much effected as his free role.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has been directly involved in nine goals in his last six La Liga matches (five goals and four assists). He will be the leader of the attack. Zidane will try Rodrygo instead of Bale in the match. Vinicius and Brahim will come in the match in the later stages of the game.
We hope that Real Madrid will get three points and come to top spot in league table before Barcelona game. Well Guys, this is it from the Valencia vs Real Madrid Match Preview. Let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below. We shall meet soon with the Review of the game. Until next time, Hala Madrid!