VAL vs RM Dream11: Real Madrid will be looking to take full advantage of Barcelona's slip-up at Real Sociedad when they play Valencia away at Mestalla Stadium knowing a win will take them back to the top of La Liga, a position which could prove to be a huge psychological factor before the El Clasico next week.
But beating Valencia will be difficult on their current form, and especially at home where they are yet to taste a defeat in La Liga. That's a nine-game unbeaten run at Mestalla. Overall, the Los Che are in a relatively good form and come into the match off the back of three wins in all competitions, including a 0-1 away win over Ajax which clinched the Champions League last-16 berth for them.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, will be looking for their fifth consecutive win in La Liga. The Los Blancos seemed to have turned the corner around in the last few weeks as they look confident on the pitch and ready for a successful campaign. Madrid arrive in this game on a 10-game unbeaten run.
Visitors: Real Madrid
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Mestalla Stadium
Match Timing: Monday, December 16, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Valencia CF to win: 4.00 (3/1), Probability to happen: 25.00%
Real Madrid to win: 1.80 (4/5), Probability to happen: 55.56%
Draw: 4.00 (3/1), Probability to happen: 25.00%
Dream11 likely match scenario:
This matchup has everything to end in a stalemate or in a closely fought 1-1 draw. Valencia have conceded only 8 goals in 8 home games this season, and have conceded more than one in two of the last nine games, and three times in the last 13 games in all competitions. Madrid have let 5 goals on the road, and have kept six clean sheets in the last 10 games.
So expect a rough game, flying tackles, and a really close game. Choose four defenders, five will do in one or two teams in Grand Leagues.
Valencia team news: Albert Celades' hands are cuffed due to a lengthy injury list.
Denis Cheryshev has been ruled out due to an injury, while first-choice goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen failed to shake off the knock and will miss the match. The duo joins the likes of Kevin Gameiro, Cristiano Piccini, Goncalo Guedes, Lee Kang-in, and Maxi Gomez on the sideline.
Valencia key players:
Daniel Parejo: 06 Goals.
Rodrigo Moreno: 02 Goals and 06 assists.
Valencia squad for this match:
Goalkeepers: Domenech, Rivero
Defenders: Garay, Thiery, Paulista, Gaya, Diakhaby, Costa, Wass
Midfielders: Parejo, Coquelin, Kondogbia, Soler, Ferran, Esquerdo
Strikers: Manu Vallejo, Rodrigo Moreno, Sobrino
Real Madrid team news: Casemiro is in the squad but Zidane may not risk him due to the fact that a yellow card will rule the Brazilian out of the El Clasico.
But in terms of injuries, Marco Asensio, James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez, Eden Hazard, and Marcelo will miss the match, while Ferland Mendy is suspended due to his sending off against Espanyol last weekend.
Real Madrid key players:
Karim Benzema: 11 Goals.
Sergio Ramos: 03 Goals.
Real Madrid squad for this match:
GoalKeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube
Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Odriozola
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco
Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Jović, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo.
Valencia: Domenech (GK), Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya, Soler, Coquelin, Parejo, Vallejo, Rodrigo, Torres
Real Madrid: Courtois (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Nacho, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Bale, Benzema, Rodrygo
VAL vs RM Dream11 teams:
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Wass
Midfielders: Parejo (VC), F Torres, Modric, Valverde
Attackers: R Moreno, Benzema (C), R Goes
Valencia arrive in this game off the back of an incredible week where they, against all odds, beat Ajax away from home to advance to the next round of Champions League. They are also undefeated in the last nine home league games, and we back them to get at least something out of this match.