VAL vs ESL Dream11 Prediction for Valencia vs Espanyol La Liga Live Score Fantasy Football Tips & Dream11 Team

Updated on: Dec 31, 2021 7:22 pm IST

  • VAL vs ESL Dream11

    VAL vs ESL Dream11: Jose Bordalas’ Valencia started the season extremely well but they have since drifted before a late rally before either Christmas winter break. A thrilling 4-3 victory in the Valencian derby against Levante was out of the ordinary for a Bordalas team and the usually negative and aggressive style of play. They now come up against an Espanyol side that come into this on the back of a 3-1 defeat away to Celta Vigo a couple of weeks ago. The Catalans have been extremely stubborn so far this season. A low-scoring encounter is expected for this one.

    Match Details

    Date: December 31, Friday
    Kick-Off: 8.45 pm (IST)
    Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal

    La Liga Table:

    Valencia are at the 8th place in the current season of La Liga. On the other side, Espanyol are residing in the 11th spot of the table.

    La Liga Live

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    Recent Form

    Valencia: W-W-W-D-D

    Espanyol: L-W-L-W-L

    Head to Head

    In 29 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Valencia hold the clear advantage. They have won 17 games, lost eight and drawn four.

    VAL vs ESL Dream11 Prediction Details

    Valencia News

    Injury Report and Unavailability:

    • Uros Racic misses out of this one with suspension, while Gabriel Paulista remains out.
    • Thierry Correia, Dimitri Folquier and Toni Lato are all doubts.

    Expected Changes and Strategy:

    • Jose Bordalas is likely to stick with his front two made of wingers Goncalo Guedes and Helder Costa.
    • Carlos Soler is likely to slot into the middle for this one.

    Valencia Starting XI (Likely)

    Jasper Cillessen
    Cristiano Piccini
    Mouctar Diakhaby
    Hugo Guillamon
    Jose Luis Gaya
    Carlos Soler
    Helder Costa
    Yunus Musah
    Marcos Andre
    Denis Cheryshev
    Goncalo Guedes

    Espanyol News

    Injury Report and Unavailability:

    • David Lopez remains sidelined, while Landry Dimata and Oscar Gil are both doubts.

    Expected Changes and Strategy:

    • Few changes are expected from Espanyol here despite a defeat last time out.

    Espanyol Starting XI (Likely)

    Diego Lopez
    Aleix Vidal
    Sergi Gomez
    Leandro Cabrera
    Adria Pedrosa
    Nico Melamed
    Yangel Herrera
    Sergi Darder
    Javi Puado
    Oscar Melendo
    Raul de Tomas

    Valencia vs Espanyol Fantasy Football Team & Tips

    Captain Options

    Carlos Soler has been is great form recently. He has a total of 7 goals this season, with four of them coming in just eight La Liga games. He’ll be an excellent captain for your fantasy team in this match.

    Goals last season 14
    Goals this season 7
    Assists 2

    Goncalo Guedes has been in excellent form for valencia. In league games, he has scored eight goals. In order for his team to achieve all three points against Espanyol, he will be crucial.

    Goals last season 13
    Goals this season 6
    Assists 1

    Differential Pick

    Aleix Vidal has recently been on fire in scoring goals. He has two goals in his outings and will start on the right wing against Valencia. He is a good pick for this clash.

    GK: Jasper Cillessen
    DEF: Jose Gaya, Sergi Gomez, Omar Alderete
    MID: Daniel Wass, Yangel Herrera, Carlos Soler, Aleix Vidal
    FOR: Goncalo Guedes, Hugo Duro, Adri Embarba

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    Who will win today’s VAL vs ESL match?

    • Valencia return to action on New Year’s Eve after a tumultuous derby triumph over Levante before the break, with Goncalo Guedes and Carlos Soler each scoring a brace.
    • They’ve already won five games in a row in all competitions and are just one point out of the top six in La Liga.
    • After losing 3-1 to Celta Vigo before the break, Espanyol failed to capitalise on a 4-3 win over Levante. They are in 11th place going into the second half of the season, which they will be happy with in their first season back in La Liga.

    Odds to Win:

    The odds in favor of a win for Valencia in this clash is 1.87 as per bet365.

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