VAL vs EIB Dream11: With Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao sharing the spoils in their head-to-head meeting on Friday, Valencia have a good opportunity to make grounds on the table and trim the deficit down on top-four when they play Eibar at Mestalla Stadium in their first game in 2020. The Bats are currently at 8th on the points table, while Eibar are at 16th.
Form and recent results:
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Mestalla
Match Timing: Saturday, January 04, @05:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Valencia to win: 1.68 (17/25), Probability to happen: 59.52%
Eibar to win: 5.40 (22/5), Probability to happen: 18.52%
Draw: 3.90 (29/10), Probability to happen: 25.64%
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Valencia vs Eibar team news:
Valencia team news: South Korean attacking midfielder Lee Kang-in has been ruled out after failing to shake off the knock prior to the game. The 18-year-old joins Cristiano Piccini, Goncalo Guedes and Manu Vallejo on the sideline for the Eibar game.
Valencia key players:
Daniel Parejo: 06 Goals.
Maxi Gomez: 06 Goals.
Kevin Gameiro: 04 Goals.
Likely changes: Jasper Cillessen is back to full fitness and will start in goal for Valencia following a few weeks absence on the sideline due to an injury.
Daniel Wass is again available and should take the spot at the right-back, with Jaume Costa on the bench.
Rodrigo Moreno has made up for his apparent lack of goals with his creativity in the final third, as he leads the team with 6 assists this season. He is expected to start, with joint leading goalscorer Maxi Gomez alongside him in the attack.
Valencia squad for the home game against Eibar:
Goalkeeper: Domenech, Cillessen
Defenders: Garay, Gabriel Paulista, Gaya, Diakhaby, Wass
Midfielders: Parejo, Coquelin, Kondogbia, Soler, Ferran, Cheryshev
Attackers: Gameiro, Maxi Gomez, Rodrigo, Sobrino
Eibar team news: Fabian Orellana will be serving the final game of his three-game ban, so is unavailable for selection.
Eibar are hit with fresh injuries after Gonzalo Escalante, Kike Garcia (ankle injury), Ivan Ramis and Anaitz Arbilla (both knee) failed to recover in time for this game.
Eibar key players:
Fabian Orellana: 04 Goals.
Charles: 02 Goals.
Likely changes: Pape Diop should start in the midfield for the injured Escalante.
Eibar squad for the away game against Valencia:
Goalkeeper: Dmitrovic, Yoel
Defenders: Esteban Burgos, Bigas, Oliveira, Cote, Rober Correa, Tejero, Cubero
Midfielders: Sergio, Edu Exposito, De Blaiss, P. Leon, Inui, Ekhi Bravo, Atienza
Attackers: Quique Gonzalez, Sergi Enrich, Charles
Valencia vs Eibar predicted playing 11:
Valencia: Jasper Cillessen (GK), Jose Gaya, Gabriel Paulista, Ezequiel Garay, Daniel Wass, Ferran Torres, Daniel Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Carlos Sober, Rodrigo Moreno, Maxi Gomez
Eibar: Marko Dmitrovic (GK), Alvaro Tejero, Paulo Oliveira, Pedro Bigas, Cote, Pedro Leon, Pape Diop, Edu Exposito, Takashi Inui, Sergi Enrich, Charles