Valencia vs Real Madrid (1-2) Sep 19, 2021 Match Preview and Stats


Match preview

Rodrygo to start – How Real Madrid could line up against Valencia

Rodrygo came off the bench for Real Madrid to score the winning goal against Inter in the Champions League

Real Madrid will be aiming to maintain their 100% record in the start of the new La Liga campaign when they face Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday evening.

Los Blancos have played four matches so far and won three of those while drawing the other.

They are by far the highest scorers so far, too, netting 13 times in those four matches.

Madrid face a tough test against Valencia, though, as Los Che also remain unbeaten in 2021/22 so far.

One major change that Carlo Ancelotti may implement is to bring Rodrygo into the starting XI in place of Lucas Vazquez. The Brazilian proved to be the match winner in the Champions League during the week, as it was his emphatic finish late on that gave Madrid the dramatic 1-0 away win.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal behind a likely back four of Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho and David Alaba.

With Marcelo and Ferland Mendy both out injured, the Austrian may again be asked to play at left-back.

Toni Kroos is still injured while Ancelotti has only given Eduardo Camavinga cameos off the bench so far, so Luka Modric, Casemiro and Fede Valverde could start.

Camavinga has a goal and an assist in just 42 minutes of football, though, so expect to see him at some point.

Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema could partner Rodrygo in attack.

Real Madrid potential XI v Valencia

Recent Ratings

Levante – Valencia: 1-0″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-levante-ud-valencia-cf/match-stats/2159146”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/728.png”, “color”: “d3b500”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/d3b500.png” } , { “date”: “2021-3-21”, “date_tip”: “21 Mar 2021”, “value”: 7.0, “order”: 2, “teamname”: “Granada CF”, “tip_match_name”: “Valencia – Granada: 2-1″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-valencia-cf-granada-cf/match-stats/2159157”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/739.png”, “color”: “709510”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/709510.png” } , { “date”: “2021-4-04”, “date_tip”: “4 Apr 2021”, “value”: 6.2, “order”: 3, “teamname”: “Cádiz CF”, “tip_match_name”: “Cádiz CF – Valencia: 2-1″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-cadiz-cf-valencia-cf/match-stats/2159162”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/772.png”, “color”: “a5c622”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/a5c622.png” } , { “date”: “2021-4-11”, “date_tip”: “11 Apr 2021”, “value”: 5.3, “order”: 4, “teamname”: “Real Sociedad de Fútbol”, “tip_match_name”: “Valencia – Real Sociedad: 2-2”, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-valencia-cf-real-sociedad-de-futbol/match-stats/2159177”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/734.png”, “color”: “d3b500”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/d3b500.png” } , { “date”: “2021-4-18”, “date_tip”: “18 Apr 2021”, “value”: 6.2, “order”: 5, “teamname”: “Real Betis Balompié”, “tip_match_name”: “Real Betis – Valencia: 2-2”, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-real-betis-balompie-valencia-cf/match-stats/2159204”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/735.png”, “color”: “a5c622”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/a5c622.png” } , { “date”: “2021-4-21”, “date_tip”: “21 Apr 2021”, “value”: 4.7, “order”: 6, “teamname”: “CA Osasuna”, “tip_match_name”: “Osasuna – Valencia: 3-1″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-ca-osasuna-valencia-cf/match-stats/2159187”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/729.png”, “color”: “d07800”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/d07800.png” } , { “date”: “2021-4-24”, “date_tip”: “24 Apr 2021”, “value”: 5.9, “order”: 7, “teamname”: “Deportivo Alavés”, “tip_match_name”: “Valencia – Alavés: 1-1”, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-valencia-cf-deportivo-alaves/match-stats/2159196”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/771.png”, “color”: “d3b500”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/d3b500.png” } , { “date”: “2021-5-02”, “date_tip”: “2 May 2021”, “value”: 5.3, “order”: 8, “teamname”: “FC Barcelona”, “tip_match_name”: “Valencia – Barcelona: 2-3″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-valencia-cf-fc-barcelona/match-stats/2159216”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/721.png”, “color”: “d3b500”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/d3b500.png” } , { “date”: “2021-5-09”, “date_tip”: “9 May 2021”, “value”: 7.3, “order”: 9, “teamname”: “Real Valladolid CF”, “tip_match_name”: “Valencia – Valladolid: 3-0″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-valencia-cf-real-valladolid-cf/match-stats/2159228”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/742.png”, “color”: “709510”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/709510.png” } , { “date”: “2021-5-12”, “date_tip”: “12 May 2021”, “value”: 5.8, “order”: 10, “teamname”: “Sevilla FC”, “tip_match_name”: “Sevilla FC – Valencia: 1-0″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-sevilla-fc-valencia-cf/match-stats/2159237”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/731.png”, “color”: “d3b500”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/d3b500.png” } , { “date”: “2021-5-16”, “date_tip”: “16 May 2021”, “value”: 6.8, “order”: 11, “teamname”: “SD Eibar”, “tip_match_name”: “Valencia – Eibar: 4-1″, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-valencia-cf-sd-eibar/match-stats/2159248”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/18299.png”, “color”: “a5c622”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/a5c622.png” } , { “date”: “2021-5-22”, “date_tip”: “22 May 2021”, “value”: 5.3, “order”: 12, “teamname”: “SD Huesca”, “tip_match_name”: “Huesca – Valencia: 0-0”, “url”: “https://www.footballcritic.com/primera-division-sd-huesca-valencia-cf/match-stats/2159253”, “bullet”: “https://www.sportsbase.io/images/clubs/761.png”, “color”: “d3b500”, “myCustomColor”: “http://www.footballcritic.com/images/colors/d3b500.png” } ]; 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