VAL vs RM Dream11 Match Prediction: Real Madrid will be facing Valencia at the King Abdullah Sports City in Saudi Arabia as the new season of the Spanish Super Cup kicks in. This time the Super Cup witnesses a new format as four teams will participate in the respective competition. From those four, two are the highest-ranked teams of La Liga last season (Barca & Atletico Madrid) plus the winners and runners up of the Copa Del Rey from last season (Valencia & Barca). Since Barcelona are represented twice, the team which came in third in the league last year was Real Madrid.
As a result of Madrid’s positioning in the league last year, they will have to go head-to-head against the defending champions of the Copa Del Rey, Valencia.
Date-Thursday, January 9
Kick-Off- 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue- King Abdullah Sports City
Goncalo Guedes and Cristiano Piccini are expected to be on the sidelines until the beginning of next month due to injury. Mouctar Diakhaby could be fighting for a spot in central defence ahead of Garay. Kevin Gameiro is in contention of starting in place the injured Rodrigo Moreno. Manu Vallejo and Lee Kang-In are also doubtfull to start in the upcoming fixture.
Eden Hazard and Marco Marco Asensio remain long term absentees for Zinadine Zidane. To top that, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have also been ruled out from the Super Cup clash. Marcelo is likely to start in place of Ferland Mendy at left-back. Rodrygo, Jovic and Vinicius Jr. might possibly be the line of attack for Los Blancos.
VAL (Expected Playing 11)- Cillessen; Gaya, Paulista, Garay, Wass; Soler, Coquelin, Parejo, Torres; Gameiro, Gomez
RM (Expected Playing 11)- Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Rodrygo, Jovic, Junior
Maxi Gomez will be a threat in the attack for Valencia. Gomez has bagged seven goals, an assist and has a pass accuracy of 62.8% from 1029 minutes in the league this season.
Toni Kroos has been a vital cog in Real Madrid’s midfield. The German has two goals, three assists and a pass accuracy of 93% from 17 appearances this season.
Daniel Parejo has been one of the standouts for Valencia in the central midfield region. Parejo has six goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 86.4% from 1620 minutes in La Liga this season.
Federico Valverde has been impressive for Madrid in the ongoing season. The 21-year-old has two goals, three assists and a pass accuracy of 89% from 888 minutes in the league this season.
Considering that most of Real Madrid’s first-team goal scoring candidates are likely to sit out, Valencia steps in as favourites.
Goalkeeper- T Courtois
Defenders- D Carvajal, G Paulista, D Wass
Midfielders- T Kroos, F Coquelin, F Valverde (VC), D Parejo
Forwards- R Goes, M Gomez (C), K Gameiro
Goalkeeper- J Cillessen
Defenders- D Carvajal, R Varane, D Wass
Midfielders- Casemiro, T Kroos (VC), C Soler, D Parejo (C)
Forwards- R Goes, L Jovic, M Gomez
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