Real Madrid's disappointing exit from the Champions League in the second leg of the semi-final against Manchester City will undoubtedly have a significant impact on their morale for the remainder of the league season. Following their setback in Europe, Real Madrid will be on the road to Mastalla Stadium to take on Valencia. The Che side has faced its own struggles this season, currently sitting just three points above the relegation zone.
Valencia currently occupies the 14th spot in the La Liga point table, having accumulated 37 points and securing 10 wins so far this season. They find themselves engaged in a closely contested battle with Almeria, with just a one-point difference between the two teams in the league standings. The top bookmakers in India have decent odds for this match on their platforms.
Real Madrid have been outcasted by Barcelona in the Champions League and the latter has already lifted the trophy. The Whites will be just playing for their pride and ending the season on a positive note
Valencia are coming home with a victory against Celta Vigo by 1-2. The away victory has helped the club to distance themselves from the relegation zone. With only 36% possession, Valencia was able to score twice with commendable efforts from Justin Kluivert and Alberto Mari. The primary concern for the team management will be the defence as the club has failed to win clean sheets and has conceded goals in most of the fixtures.
Gabriel Paulista picked up a red card in the previous fixture and hence he stays suspended.
Predicted Lineup: Mamardashvili; Foulquier, Diakhaby, Paulista, Gaya; Guerra, Gonzalez; Musah, Almeida, Lino; Duro
The Whites witnessed an unexpected end to their Champions League campaign at the Etihad Stadium. They were dominated by the hosts and lost the 2nd leg of the semi-final by 0-4. On an aggregate score, Real Madrid lost the semi-final by 5-1. Another disappointing news for Carlo Ancelotti was that Barcelona has lifted the La Liga title so his boys are just left with the Copa del Rey trophy this season.
There is no update on Eduardo Camavinga’s injury and hence he remains sidelined.
Predicted Lineup: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Kroos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Valencia has struggled with their defence and this will be an opportunity for Real Madrid to score more than one goal. We predict a comfortable win for Real Madrid against Valencia.