Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de Mestalla when Valencia and Real Madrid face each other in what used to be the La Liga derby. Los Che have been running down a blind alley ever since the club chiefs sold several influential first-team regulars, and it is no wonder the hosts are seen as big underdogs in Sunday’s football game. Portugal defender Thierry Correia is sidelined through suspension after he was sent off in a 2-2 draw with Getafe.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, crushed Huesca 4-1 on Eden Hazard’s return to the starting XI. Zinedine Zidane’s troops aim to regain top position in the La Liga standings, and they should take advantage of the current atmosphere in Valencia’s dressing room. Karim Benzema, who scored a brace in the triumph over Huesca, is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors.