Valencia – Deportivo
Valencia hosts Deportivo La Coruna at the legendary Mestalla stadium in a game from the 29th round of the Spanish La Liga.
It’s really a bad season for Valencia. The Los Che are seriously underperfoming, being 14th in the standings after 28 games played. This is a season to forget for one of Spain’s most prestigious clubs, but it’s still a season that has to be finished.
In the same time Deportivo La Coruna still need to finish the job in their quest of survival in La Liga. They are currently 16th, having six points advantage in front of the 18th Sporting Gijon. It’s a pretty good lead, but it’s a lead which could be lost, if they suffer a sudden dip in form.
Valencia have won just one of their last five games in the league – against Leganes. Voro’s team lost its last game against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, which was Valencia’s 14th loss from 28 games played – stastics, which can’t make a lot of fans happy with the team’s performance so far.
As for Deportivo, they also suffered a defeat in their last game against Celta at home. Before that they managed to beat Barcelona at the Riazor, which was one of the highlights of their campaign so far.
The suspended Eliaquim Mangala is missing the clash for the Los Che, while Santi Mina is injured. Aymen Abdennour, Martin Montoya, Nani and Rodrigo Moreno are doubtful for Valencia, while Mario Suarez has recovered from his last injury.
The away team can’t use the suspended Luisinho, while Alejandro Arribas and Pedro Mosquera are doubtful. Carles Gil and Sidnei are ready to come back for Deportivo.
This game is a good chance for Valencia to stop its run of three consecutive games without a win in La Liga. This is a season to forget for them, but they can still play for their own name and reputation.