Saturday, January 9, 2016

Real Sociedad vs Valencia CF Match Preview

Real Sociedad vs Valencia CF Match Preview
Stadium: Anoeta
Date: 10.01.2016 16:00 CET
19th matchday, La Liga
Coaches: Eusebio Sacristán amd Gary Neville

Valencia CF scored their first win in the last 5 matches against Granada CF in the Spanish cup and it was a much needed win and a confidence booster for the players who've played well overall before, but couldn't quite convert it into wins.

In order for last match victory to count for something the team must continue winning though and what better chance than to continue winning against Real Sociedad. The team must continue with the good play and become more consistent if the team has any hope of reaching a champions league spot or even an European league spot at this pace.

Gary Neville will be glad to have Shkodran Mustafi back in the squad, though I'm not sure if he'll use the player right away, I think he might be careful with him and not start him. Gaya and Feghouli are also recovering and doing some recovery and light training, but still won't be available to him. On the other spectrum Andre Gomes is out with an injury and while it doesn't seem to be serious, its still a set back for the coach and player. The spot will be covered with the recovery of Enzo Perez though who already played in the match against Granada.

It will be an interesting match and I'm hoping for another strong performance from Valencia CF, of course we are still not at full strength with injuries, but some of the players were rested against Granada, the biggest problem I guess is Parejo who's been playing pretty much all of our games this season, so he might be a bit fatigued overall.

Valencia CF Squad:
Goalkeepers: Doménech, Ryan
Defenders: Cancelo, Barragan, Mustafi, Santos, Vezo, Aymen, Orban
Midfielders: Fuego, Danilo, Parejo, Enzo Perez, Piatti, De Paul
Forwards: Negredo, Paco Alcácer, Santi Mina, Moreno

Technical Details Valencia CF (probable setups):
Formation: 4-4-2
Line-up: Jaume; Cancelo, Santos, Aymen, Orban, Mina, Enzo Perez, Parejo, De Paul; Paco, Moreno
Tactics: High defensive line, own third pressure, short passing, counter attacks, flood the midfield