Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Real Madrid v. Valencia Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Real Madrid v. Valencia Preview

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Real Madrid have their backs against the wall ahead of this fixture since Barcelona already won their midweek game. As such, Los Blancos are five points behind Los Blaugranas but have one game in hand, meaning they could restore the two-point differential between the clubs with a win. That said, Valencia won't be an easy opponent. Los Che have vastly under-performed during the current campaign and sit in eighth place of the standings, though they are coming off just one loss across their last five league matches (W1, D3, L1). The head-to-head history between these two sides favors Real Madrid, but they haven't been able to win the last two games they have played in La Liga against Valencia.

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Real Madrid: W2, D1, L2

Valencia: W1, D3, L1

Team News

Real Madrid

OUT: Nacho (quadriceps), Luka Jovic (foot), Lucas Vazquez (calf)

Doubtful: Dani Carvajal (ankle)

Valencia

OUT: Cristiano Piccini (knee), Gabriel Paulista (calf), Ezequiel Garay (knee)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale

Valencia: Jasper Cillessen; Daniel Wass, Hugo Guillamon, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Gaya; Ferran Torres, Francis Coquelin, Dani Parejo, Carlos Soler; Maxi Gomez, Rodrigo

Top Picks

Eden Hazard, Real Madrid: The Belgian winger looked impressive last week against Eibar and set up one of the

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Real Madrid have their backs against the wall ahead of this fixture since Barcelona already won their midweek game. As such, Los Blancos are five points behind Los Blaugranas but have one game in hand, meaning they could restore the two-point differential between the clubs with a win. That said, Valencia won't be an easy opponent. Los Che have vastly under-performed during the current campaign and sit in eighth place of the standings, though they are coming off just one loss across their last five league matches (W1, D3, L1). The head-to-head history between these two sides favors Real Madrid, but they haven't been able to win the last two games they have played in La Liga against Valencia.

Recent Form

Real Madrid: W2, D1, L2

Valencia: W1, D3, L1

Team News

Real Madrid

OUT: Nacho (quadriceps), Luka Jovic (foot), Lucas Vazquez (calf)

Doubtful: Dani Carvajal (ankle)

Valencia

OUT: Cristiano Piccini (knee), Gabriel Paulista (calf), Ezequiel Garay (knee)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale

Valencia: Jasper Cillessen; Daniel Wass, Hugo Guillamon, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Gaya; Ferran Torres, Francis Coquelin, Dani Parejo, Carlos Soler; Maxi Gomez, Rodrigo

Top Picks

Eden Hazard, Real Madrid: The Belgian winger looked impressive last week against Eibar and set up one of the team's goals during the 3-1 win. Karim Benzema could be an intriguing alternative, but the Frenchman has struggled in front of the goal over the last few weeks. It's safer to trust Hazard, who can make an impact in a variety of ways besides scoring.

Marcelo, Real Madrid: Attack-minded defenders receive decent upside in the Dream11 platform and Marcelo is one of the best in that bunch. The left-back bagged a goal last week against Eibar and should be a constant source of offense again, especially if right-back Dani Carvajal is not at full strength.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Eden Hazard
  2. Marcelo
  3. Sergio Ramos
  4. Dani Parejo

Dream11 Team

GK: Thibaut Courtois

DF: Marcelo (VC)

DF: Jose Gaya

DF: Sergio Ramos

DF: Hugo Guillamon

MF: Dani Parejo

MF: Toni Kroos

MF: Eden Hazard (C)

MF: Casemiro

FW: Karim Benzema

FW: Maxi Gomez

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