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

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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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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.

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