VAL vs ATM Dream11 Match Preview: Valencia has a massive task ahead of themselves as they look to overcome the 4-1 deficit to Atalanta in the second leg of the Round of 16 in the Champions League. It was a brace by Hans Hateboer and a goal from Josip Ilicic and Remo Freuler which hurt Valencia, however, a vital away goal by Denis Cheryshev gives the Spanish club a glimmer of hope of making a significant comeback, especially since they’ll be playing in front of home support.
Date- Wednesday, March 11
Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST)
Gabriel Paulista is once again available for the hosts after missing out the first-leg due to suspension. Paulista is likely to come in place of Eliaqum Mangala. Ferran Torres should be starting this time around, however, five first-team players remain on the sidelines due to injury for the hosts. Goncalo Guedes and Denis Cheryshev are in contention of being in the starting lineup.
Rafael Toloi and Berat Djimsiti remain doubtful to start due to recently sustained knocks. Marten de Roon may feature at centre-back if Tolo or Djmsti are unfit. Ruslan Malinovsky or Mario Pasalic may feature in midfield alongside Papu Gomez. Josip Ilicic is expected to lead the attack for the visitors.
Valencia (Expected Playing 11)- Cillessen; Gaya, Diakhaby, Paulista, Wass; Kondgbia; Cheryshev, Parejo, Soler, Florenzi; Gameiro
ATM (Expected Playing 11)- Gollini; Roon, Caldara, Palomino; Hateboer, Pasalic, Freuler, Gosens; Gomez, Malinovskiy; Ilicic
Denis Cheryshev has been one of the standouts for Valencia in the advanced role. Cheryshev has two goals from 247 minutes in the Champions League this season.
Mario Pasalic has been one of the standouts for Atalanta in midfield. Pasalic has two goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 82% from 540 minutes in the Champions League this season. Having Paslic in the Dream11 Match Prediction squad can earn the user a decent amount of points.
Josip Ilicic can pack a punch on the forward line for Atalanta. Though Ilicic has just the one goal in the Champions League so far, the centre-forward has bagged 15 goals and five assists in Serie A this season. Having Josip Ilicic in the today match prediction squad could earn the user maximum points.
Daniel Parejo has been pivotal in midfield for Valencia. Parejo has a goal and two assists from 630 minutes in the Champions League this season.
Goalkeeper- P Gollini
Defenders- G Paulista, M Diakhaby, M Caldara, J Luis Palomino
Midfielders- D Parejo (VC), D Cheryshev, F Torres, M Pasalic
Forwards- K Gameiro, J Ilicic (C)
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