Jan 20, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Mestalla
Valencia
0-5
Real Madrid

Jonas (24'), Gago (40'), Banega (63')
FT(HT: 0-5)
Ronaldo (36', 41'), Di María (34', 45'), Higuaín (9')
Arbeloa (20'), Coentrão (30'), Di María (53'), Essien (81')

Preview: Valencia vs. Real Madrid

Preview: Valencia vs. Real Madrid
© AP Photos
Sports Mole previews Real Madrid's La Liga trip to Valencia this Sunday.

Real Madrid travel to Valencia this Sunday in a bid to overcome their recent goalless draw with Osasuna in La Liga last week.

Jose Mourinho's men failed to find the net in their last league clash as they missed Cristiano Ronaldo due to suspension, and the Spanish giants are becoming increasingly frustrated after dropping 18 points adrift of leaders Barcelona in the table.

Meanwhile, Valencia sit just below the European places and considering Madrid's recent results, the home side may feel that they can get a win, which could push them towards the top four.

Ronaldo is expected to return to the starting lineup, while Gonzalo Higuain should be named in the side to provide an attacking threat for the visitors.

Valencia, who have won their last three league games, are likely to opt for a forward three of Jonas, Roberto Soldado and Pablo Piatti for the tough encounter.

Recent form

Valencia: WWWWL

Real Madrid: LWWDL

Possible starting lineups

Valencia: Alves; Rami, Pereira, Costa; Albelda, Banega, Guardado, Parejo; Jonas, Soldado, Piatti

Real Madrid: Casillas; Varane, Coentraro, Arbeloa, Albiol; Khedira, Alonso, Modric, Ronaldo; Di Maria, Higuian

Sports Mole says: 1-2

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