Sunday, October 30, 2016

Deportivo vs Valencia CF Match Preview

Deportivo La Coruna vs Valencia CF Match Preview

Stadium: Riazor
Date: 31.10.2016 20:45 CET 
10th matchday, La Liga 
Coaches: Gazika Garitano and Cesare Prandelli

Valencia CF is coming off of a tough loss against FC Barcelona in which the type of refereeing we saw can drive you crazy, but it proves beyond any reasonable doubt that there is a fix in for the big two clubs. You can have this absurd refereeing year after year after year for a decade now and not doubt the refereeing results. In fact you can't even complain about it, the team is instantly punished for free speech. So its a stacked game, and I truly believe there needs to be a massive investigation into fixing games through referees and I believe the corruption and criminality is going to be bigger than it was in Italy.

Anyways Valencia CF lost 3-2 to FC Barcelona in what was an unfair result, the team deserved at least a point, if not outright winning, but again the referee made sure we weren't going to have a fair game, so now the players job is even tougher this week as they try to forget that they are often playing against 12 players on the pitch and they need to play a great game again to basically just move a couple of points above relegation.

Lets hope that things are going to improve, that Valencia CF is going to win against Deportivo La Coruna, we've seen the traces of improvement, we've seen tactical changes and an overall more assured performance since Prandelli joined, but we'll have to wait and see if the team can find some consistency and play a better game week after week. I don't doubt Prandelli's abilities, but he is coaching one of the most inconsistent players that Valencia CF has ever had, so he has his work cutout for him.

Valencia CF is only one point ahead of Deportivo La Coruna, who sit at 8 points at the table, while Valencia CF has 8 points and tomorrow is going to be a very important match for Valencia CF, it will mean we either move away from relegation or get stuck in it. From 9 matches Valencia CF has only 9 points, with tomorrow's match the maximum won would be 30, but we'd either have at most 12 or at worst still be stuck at 9.

Cesare Prandelli is going to start with pretty much the same starting eleven that featured against Barcelona, Prandelli is option to go for consistency in the line-up, with the only two changes being at left back due to Gaya being injured and left wing since Santi Mina really disappointing last match, so either Bakkali or most likely Munir starting at left wing. 

Valencia CF Squad:
Goalkeepers: Diego, Jaume, Ryan
Defenders: Cancelo, Montoya, Mangala, Santos, Garay, Aymen
Midfielders: Suarez, Enzo, Parejo, Medran, Fede, Nani, Bakkali
Forwards: Santi Mina, Moreno, Munir

Technical Details Valencia CF (probable setups):
Formation: 4-2-3-1
Line-up: Diego; Cancelo, Mangala, Garay, Montoya; Suarez, Enzo; Nani, Parejo, Munir; Moreno
Tactics: Medium defensive line, own half pressure, fast tempo pressing, mixed style passing, winged attacks, counter attacks

Match Prediction:
Deportivo La Coruna 1-2 Valencia CF
Its very hard to predict these matches especially since Valencia CF has been so inconsistent and we've had so many coaching changes so its hard to find some pattern or some logic, but I have to believe that we are going to win. My initial gut feeling says a 1-1 draw, but I have to believe we'll win, since its so important, we must win. Its make it or break it for Valencia CF and in order fort the team to show progress, they must win tomorrow.