Real Madrid will take on Valencia in the upcoming match of La Liga 2021-22 at the Estadio Bernabeu in Madrid. This match will be played on 9th January (Indian Time), at 1:30 AM IST.
After losing the title to local rivals Atletico Madrid last season, Los Blancos have found themselves rejuvenated under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti. They are currently placed at the top of the table, having secured 46 points from 20 matches.
Ancelotti’s team started off with a run of seven unbeaten matches. They were handed their first defeat by Espanyol in their eighth match, but it was followed by another spectacular run of eleven unbeaten games. Having said that, Real Madrid are coming into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Getafe.
Valencia, on the other hand, have had a mixed bag of a season. They have won seven of their 19 matches and have accumulated 28 points in total, which has handed them a place in the 9th position of the league standings.
Jose Bordalas’ team had a difficult start, as they won only four of their first eleven matches, losing as many as four of them. However, they have lost only one of their last eight matches, and have won four of those games.
RMA vs VCF La Liga 2021-22 Match Details
Real Madrid vs Valencia CF
Date: 9th January, 2022
Time: 1:30 AM IST
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
RMA vs VCF La Liga 2021-22 Probable Playing XIs
Like almost every other team across Europe’s big five leagues, Real Madrid’s camp has been hit by COVID-19 as well. Currently, two of their players are isolating after testing positive for the virus – striker Luka Jovic and youngster Sergio Arribas.
Besides that, Ancelotti will also miss Mariano Diaz, who is out with a hamstring injury, while Welsh attacker Gareth Bale is out with a back injury. Spanish full-back Dani Carvajal is yet to recover from his calf problem and hence is unlikely to feature in this match.
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
Unlike Real Madrid, the virus has not hit the Valencia camp, but Jose Bordalas will still miss four players owing to varied reasons. Among the defenders, Gabriel Paulista is out with a muscular problem while Dimitri Foulquier is out with the same problem.
Antonio Latorre is unavailable because of his hamstring injury, while striker Hugo Duro will also not feature as he is serving a one-game suspension. As for the positive news, Carlos Soler has recovered from his muscle injury and he is expected to feature.
Valencia Predicted XI: Cillessen; Correia, Diakhaby, Alderete, Gaya; Soler, Guillamon, Wass, Cheryshev; Guedes, Gomez
Top picks for RMA vs VCF La Liga 2021-22: Prediction & Fantasy Football Tips
Karim Benzema: Forward, Real Madrid
Karim Benzema has been in sensational form in front of the goal for Real Madrid. The France international has scored 20 goals in 24 appearances – 15 of which have come in La Liga. He also has 8 assists to his name.
Benzema has scored one goal each against five teams – Valencia, Espanyol, Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid. Besides that, he has also scored braces against Deportivo Alaves and RCD Mallorca, while he has scored three goals each against Celta Vigo and Athletic Club.
Vinicius Jr: Forward, Real Madrid
Benzema has found himself a perfect strike partner in the form of Vinicius Jr. The Brazilian wonderkid has scored 12 goals in 25 matches – ten of which have come in La Liga. He also has assisted five goals in this competition.
Vinicus has scored one goal each against Alaves, Celta Vigo, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla and Real Sociedad, while he also has scored braces against Levante UD and Elche CF. His assists have come against Celta Vigo, Valencia, RCD Mallorca and Atletico Madrid.
RMA vs VCF La Liga 2021-22: Fantasy XI No.1
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Who will win RMA vs VCF La Liga 2021-22 match
Real Madrid might have lost their last match against Gefate, but it was only their second defeat in the ongoing edition of La Liga. With Valencia’s form not being assuring as well, Real Madrid are expected to get an easy win in this match.
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