Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 21 Goals 32 (64)
(29) 14 Assists 25 (46)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.8)
28.5 Average Age 28.3
179 Average Height (cm) 176.7
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1.3 (1.1)
(47%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 49% (49%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.5) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.8 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Carlos Marchena Out 6.81
Laure Out 6.88
Abel Aguilar Doubtful 7.08
Riki Doubtful 6.92
Evaldo Doubtful 6.34
Player Reason Status Rating
Jeremy Mathieu Out 6.8
David Albelda Out 6.95
Daniel Parejo Out 7.07
Roberto Soldado Doubtful 7.24
Sofiane Feghouli Out 6.88

Team News

  • Deportivo fell back to the foot of the table after losing 2-1 at Osasuna last weekend.
  • Carlos Marchena and Laure will again miss out through injury but Ayoze is fit again so he could return at left-back with Silvio moving over to his favoured side at right-back.
  • Abel Aguilar and Riki are also doubtful so Nelson Oliveira could be handed a rare start up front with Pablo Assunção continuing in midfield.
  • Valencia's positive momentum under Ernesto Valverde was halted in dramatic fashion last weekend as they were blown away in the first-half by Real Madrid on their way to a 5-0 defeat at Mestalla.
  • There was further bad news for Los Che as Roberto Soldado was ruled out of their Copa del Rey second-leg with Madrid in midweek with a muscle injury and the Spanish international remains a doubt for their trip to Galicia.
  • David Albelda, Sofiane Feghouli, Jeremy Mathieu and Daniel Parejo are also unavailable, but Sergio Canales could make his first league appearance of the season after making his comeback in midweek.

Prediction

  • Valencia will be happy just to have their triple header with Madrid over the past 10 days out of the way and now they can concentrate on trying to chase down Betis for the all-important fourth Champions League spot.
  • Moreover, it is in these type of games away from home against weaker opposition that they had drastically improved in since Valverde took over and if they can keep Depor's danger man Pizzi quiet they should have enough quality to pick up another three points.
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