Friday, July 15, 2016

La Liga 2016/17 fixtures announced

The full list of La Liga fixtures for the coming season has been published here. For Valencia, as with last season, it looks like a relatively easy start, with the first six games being

Las Palmas (H)
Eibar (A)
Betis (H)
Atl. Bilbao (A)
Alaves (H)
Leganes (A)

Last season, the struggles in the early games set the tone for our season, with low confidence in the team and the burgeoning Nunoveteya calls getting louder. It's therefore absolutely crucial that we do well (at least 13 points and ideally 15+) from those games to build momentum, as October then brings the visits of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona to the Mestalla.

Valencia finish the season with a home game against Espanyol, an away game at Osasuna and a potentially crucial local derby at home to Villarreal in the last game.