Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(12) 11 Goals 9 (15)
(7) 5 Assists 6 (11)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 7 (7.1)
27.5 Average Age 27
180.5 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(1) 1.4 Shots pg 1.2 (1.4)
(37%) 38% Aerial Duel Success 64% (66%)
(0.8) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.7) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League grp. F.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Pablo Piatti Out 6.14
Jeremy Mathieu Out N/A
João Pereira Out 6.59
Sergio Canales Out N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Jerome Boateng Out 6.48
Arjen Robben Out 8.14
Emre Can Out N/A
Holger Badstuber Doubtful 6.89
Mario Gomez Doubtful 7.6

Team News

  • Valencia remain without Piatti, Mathieu, Pereira and Canales, and could pick the same team that beat BATE Borisov a fortnight ago.
  • Roberto Soldado is one yellow card away from suspension so he may be told to watch his step, though it is not a huge problem and he will certainly start.
  • Ricardo Costa and Victor Ruiz will be vying for the central defensive spot alongside Adil Rami.
  • Holger Badstuber could start in Spain after featuring only as an unused substitute in the draw at Nurnberg at the weekend.
  • Mario Gomez was thought to be fit enough to return to the bench at the weekend, but he did not make it. He could, however, make his return from injury for this game.
  • Ribery and Lahm will both return to the starting lineup.

Prediction

  • First hosts second in Group F here at the Mestalla, with only goals conceded separating the sides. Both are on 9 points, 3 ahead of BATE Borisov who will hope to pick up a win at home to Lille in the early kick off, and victory for either side here could go a long way towards qualification for the knockout stages.
  • Bayern ran out 2-1 winners at the Allianz when these sides met in September, but Valencia's season has seen them play awfully on the road (1 win from 8 in the league and European competition), and pick up great results at home (7 wins and a draw from 8).
  • Bayern will be slight favourites given their record in the league so far this season, but they will have to be careful not to underestimate their opponents, who could well spring a surprise. There should be plenty of goals in this one, with both sides extremely dangerous in attack but with flaws defensively.
Prediction:
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Comments (10)

 
  • lol 10 valencia > 11 bavaria

  • I'll pick the draw

  • Definitely don't see Valencia winning this one...

  • Ribéry 2-0 Valencia.

  • @daim Bayern also have a superior squad to BATE Borisov, but lost 3-1 there. Valencia's home form is incredible compared to their really poor away form. Agree, Valencia probably won't win, but you are severely underestimating them

  • valencia 1 0bayern

  • Prediction is a joke!??! Just look at the team and the situation in the group. Of course it´s a win for Munich

  • @yulva you're right. valencia is a good team and should not be underestimated. thats why i tipped 3:1 and not 3:0 for bayern :P predictions arent there for entertainment. they should be based on facts. and fact is: bayern has the superior squad and i'm sure they are eager to earn a convincing win after that disapointing draw against nuremberg.

  • First, Bayern certainly have a better squad, but they did have games in which they weren't impressive at all. Second, Valencia are not a team to be underestimated. @daim: I happen to disagree with the prediction, but also find it plausible; since predictions that anticipate wins in countenance of favorite teams are very monotonous, boring to read and doomed to fail.

  • the prediction is a joke... i'll give you a better one: 3:1 for bayern

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