Real Madrid RMA Benzema (Pen 43', 88'), Vinicius Jr (52', 61')
4-1 FT
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Primera Division Gameweek 20
Jan 8, 2022 KO: 20:00

Real Madrid - Valencia

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid
Referee: Alejandro Hernández
Benzema (Pen) 43'  
Vinicius Jr 52'  
Vinicius Jr 61'  
  76' Guedes
Benzema 88'  

Match preview

Vinicius Junior back - How Real Madrid could line up against Valencia

Vinicus Junior has missed Real Madrid's last two matches due to a positive coronavirus test

Real Madrid will welcome Vinicius Junior back into the starting XI for this weekend's La Liga fixture against Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Brazilian has missed the last two games for Real Madrid after being in isolation due to a positive coronavirus test.

His absence has been felt, too, as although Los Blancos won in the Copa del Rey during the week, defeating Alcoyano 3-1, they lost the previous game which ended in a 1-0 away defeat against city rivals Getafe in La Liga.

Dani Carvajal is unlikely to feature as he recovers from a calf issue, while Luka Jovic is unavailable due to a period in isolation.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal behind a back four of Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Ferland Mendy.

Toni Kroos and Luka Modric were rested for the Copa del Rey win and will likely return into the midfield three alongside Casemiro.

Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga will be the players to drop out.

Mariano Diaz had to be withdrawn against Alcoyano due to a hamstring problem so he will miss out, though Karim Benzema would have come in as his replacement anyway.

Vinicius Jr and Marco Asensio will flank the Frenchman, with Rodrygo and Eden Hazard moving to the bench.

Predicted Real Madrid XI v Valencia

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Statistics
Valencia
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
9
Draws
3
6
Losses
3
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
36
37
Goals Per Game
1.80
1.85
More > 2.5 Goals
12
15
More > 3 Goals
3
8
Scored First in a Match
13
10
Scored Both Halves
10
8
Won More > 1 Goal
7
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
13
29
Did Not Score
4
2
Both Teams Scored
10
15
Kept Clean Sheet
9
5
Won Without Conceding
6
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
17
13
Shots on Target
6.05
4.75
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.16
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.88
2.08
Penalties
0.05
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.88
4.58
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.60
17
Yellow Cards
0.00
0.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

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  6. Calf/Shin Injury image description
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Suspended

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In suspension danger

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