Real Madrid starting XI: Keylor, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, James, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Valencia starting XI: Alves, Cancelo, Garay, Mangala, Gaya, Parejo, Enzo Perez, Orellana, Munir, Nani, Zaza.
This is the first match of the two Madrid currently have at hand. Los Blancos hold a one-point advantage to Barcelona, meaning that they could be seven points ahead if they manage to beat both Valencia and Celta Vigo.
Valencia struggled immensely when the season started but they have improved ever since Cesare Prandelli was sacked and replace by Voro. The signings of former Celta midfielder Fabian Orellana and striker Simone Zaza have also helped the team, so Real Madrid will need a very good performance if they want to walk away from Mestalla with the three points. After all, Mestalla has always been tough on Madrid.
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