Real Madrid host Valencia —22:15 CET— in the second game of this 2017-18 La Liga season. Los Blancos will be without key players like Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane and yet they are expected to get the win. It’s time for reserves like Nacho and Mateo Kovacic to show that Real Madrid’s deep roster can be trusted no matter the circumstances.
On the other hand, Valencia played well during their debut game and are hoping to complete a better campaign than their past one, where they were very disappointing and even fought in the lowest part of the table for the first half of the season.
Simone Zaza and Carlos Soler are the current leaders of this team and Real Madrid will need to be careful with them. Zaza in particular will surely try to be very physical with Nacho and his partner in the center of the defensive line, who is expected to be Casemiro.
How to watch
Time: 22:15 CET, 04:15pm EST, 01:15 pm Pacific.
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
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