Sunday, October 19, 2014

Deportivo vs Valencia CF Match Preview

Deportivo vs Valencia CF Match Preview
Stadium: Riazor
Date: 19.10.2014; 17:00 CET
8th matchday, La Liga
Coaches: Víctor Fernández and Nuno Santos

The international break is over and its time for club football again. Valencia CF will be vising Deportivo La Coruna this Sunday and looking to continue its great winning streak.

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid won their respective games this weekend, so Valencia CF will definitely need a win to keep its second position on the table. Valencia CF coach Nuno has said the team is looking for a win and anything else would be a big disappointment.

These are the type of matches Valencia CF needs to win in order to compete with the top clubs and to be able to have a chance for Champions League football, something which the club misses so much as it brings a lot of money and viewership which in turn brings the shirt sponsors.

The players who were on international duty all did very good, Paco scored in his matches, Moreno also featured for Spain for the first time and immediately had an assist and Otamendi also featured on one game for Argentina.

The big blow for the match against Deportivo La Coruna is the injury for Gomes, so he would not be available tomorrow, while a lesser issue is Orban's injury as well. Negredo is also going to wait for at least a week for his first start and Nuno has made it clear it will do things slow with him, so expect Negredo to at best get about 10 minutes next week.

Valencia CF squad: 
Goalkeepers: Alves, Yoel.
Defenders: Barragán, João Cancelo, Vezo, Otamendi, Mustafi, Gayà.
Midfielders: Javi Fuego, Zuculini, Felipe Augusto, Dani Parejo, Feghouli, Robert, De Paul, Pablo Piatti, Carles Gil.
Forwards: Paco Alcácer, Rodrigo Moreno.

Technical Details Valencia CF (probable setups): 
Formation: 4-3-3 
Line-up: Diego; Barragan, Vezo, Otamendi, Gaya; Fuego, Felipe, Parejo; Feghouli, Paco, Moreno.
Tactics: Low defensive line, own half pressure, midfield triangle, short passing, offside trap, deep laying defensive midfielder.

Match Predictions:
Deportivo La Coruna 1-1 Valencia CF
This is going to be a tough match for Valencia CF. Few of its players were on international duty so they will be a little bit tired probably, Gomes who's been a big part of the team is also injured and it just so happens to be an away match against the always tricky Deportivo. So I'm looking at a draw here, I think its either going to be 1-1 or 0-0 draw, if its 0-0 for long periods Valencia CF may actually score. Hopefully Valencia CF wins, I'm predicting a draw.