La Liga LIVE: Real Madrid vs Valencia: Head to head; Probable Playing XI; Match Details; RMA vs VAL Live Streaming details- Real Madrid haven’t had an ideal title defence campaign so far in the La Liga. Like FC Barcelona, the Los Blancos have also struggled with inconsistencies and injuries.
But they are not out of the race with Zinedine Zidane’s side pushing for top position every match. On their path, they now face 12th place Valencia CF at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Sunday with the only aim to bag three points before shifting focus to UEFA Champions League.
Placed second on the league table with 46 points from 22 games, Real Madrid are five points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid who have 51 points from 20 games. With two games in hand, Atletico can extend their lead atop but Madrid are chasing them.
For Valencia, with 24 points from 22 games, the campaign has been abysmal. They are 18 points behind Champions League spot that has already been a forgone conclusion. They can turn the tide with a win at Madrid’s home but that won’t be easy.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Form guide:
Real Madrid (WWLWD): After losing to Levante at home, Madrid have won two consecutive games in the league. With three wins and a draw apart from the loss, Madrid have scored 10 points out of possible 15. They have scored nine goals in the last five games and conceded four. But what they are really after is consistency as the league enters the final stretch.
Valencia (DWLDW): Javi Garcia’s side has struggled as well with just eight points in the last five games. They have won two, drawn two and lost one to Atletico Madrid. Now, they travel to Madrid again and this time, they hope to bag full points to stay afloat. They have scored five goals and have let in as many.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Head-to-head record: On Sunday, Real Madrid will have a slight advantage over Valencia on recent head-to-head records. In their last five meetings, Madrid have won three while Valencia have won two. But Valencia will be confident after winning the reverse fixture 4-1 earlier this season.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Attack and defence:
With no Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, Real Madrid have struggled in the attack in the last two seasons. Ronaldo’s replacement Eden Hazard has been a great disappointment so far. He hasn’t been able to offer the goals that Ronaldo brought in. The scoring duty has been on Karim Benzema. They have scored 39 goals this season and conceded 19. In defence, without Sergio Ramos, they have struggled. The Spanish captain is out with a knee injury. While Raphael Varane has been filling his shoes, he is not as consistent.
Valencia’s position proves that they have struggled in both departments. With just 28 goals in 22 games, their attack hasn’t been worth making it to the top-4. Defensively, they haven’t been good either, conceding 30 so far in the league.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Top scorers:
Barcelona: With scoring duties solely on Karim Benzema, the French striker has bagged 15 goals and five assists this season across competitions. He is followed by Casemiro with five goals and an assist.
Valencia: Valencia’s struggle in the attack has been evident with forwards Maximiliano Gomez and Manu Valejo managing five and four goals respectively. Midfielder Carlos Soler is their top scorer with six goals and five assists.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Probable XI:
Real Madrid: GK: Thibaut Courtois; Defenders: Ferland Mendy, Nacho Fernandez, Raphael Varane; Midfielders: Lucas Vazquez, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Forwards: Marco Asensio, Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema.
Valencia: GK: Jaume Doménech, Defenders: Jose Gaya, Ferro, Gabriel Paulista, Thierry Correia; Midfielders: Goncalo Guedes, Uros Racic, Carlos Soler, Daniel Wass; Forwards: Manu Vallejo, Maxi Gomez.
There is no TV broadcast for La Liga in India. You can watch the match on Facebook Watch from 08:45 PM IST on February 14, Sunday.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Match details:
La Liga, Round 23
Match: Real Madrid vs Valencia
Date: February 14, 2021
Venue: Estadio Alfredo Di Stephano, Madrid, Spain
Time: 08:45 PM IST
Livestream: Facebook Watch