No fans permitted. Stopped the losing run last week. Missing the suspended Thierry Correia. Missing the injured Mouctar Diakhaby and Jasper Cillessen.
After three losses in a row, Valencia were able to draw with Getafe last weekend thanks to a 100th minute penalty.
Valencia have had trouble off the pitch, with the coach Javi Gracia having tried to leave and with continued boardroom tension.
No fans permitted.
Starting central midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia just left the club and signed for Atletico Madrid.
Starting centre-back Eliaquim Mangala has overcome an illness and is available, while backup centre-back Mouctar Diakhaby is out injured.
Backup goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is out injured.
Starting right-back Thierry Correia is suspended. Can be replaced by Daniel Wass, who has been playing in midfield recently but who was playing at right-back before then.
Valencia will have had two days extra rest ahead of this game since they weren’t in midweek action, whereas their opponents were.
Even though Valencia have had some success counter-attacking of late, coach Javi Gracia has dismissed the idea that this will be the team's main tactic. He wants his team to also dominate possession.
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