Valencia’s Europa League hopes will be on the line when they travel to face Leganes on Sunday (6:30pm).
Los Che are currently eighth in La Liga with three games remaining, three points behind Getafe who occupy the final Europa League spot as things stand. But with Getafe boasting the better record between the two head-to-head, having won both games, should Valencia lose this weekend combined with a Getafe win over Alaves, then Los Che will be unable to catch them.
However, Sunday’s game is also a big one for Leganes who will be fighting for their La Liga place. Javier Aguirre’s side are six points from safety and know defeat would all but end their time in La Liga, despite close head-to-heads on the teams above them, due to a worse goal difference.
Winning on Sunday will be tough for Leganes, who have the worst attack in the league. They have scored just 25 goals and are winless in their past seven league games against Valencia. But they make take heart from Valencia’s poor away record, failing to win their last nine league games on the road.
Where to watch Leganes vs Valencia on TV:
- UK: LaLigaTV
- US: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Where to live stream the game:
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Leganes & Valencia’s previous line-ups:
- Leganes (vs Eibar): Cuellar; Rosales, Bustinza, Tarin, Siovas, Silva; Ruibal, Amadou, Perez, Rodrigues; Guerrero.
- Valencia (vs Real Valladolid): Domenech; Florenzi, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Guerrero; Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Guedes; Gameiro, Gomez.
Neither side has any fresh absentees ahead of Sunday’s clash.
Player to watch: Maxi Gomez (Valencia)
A year ago, there looked to be a serious chance that Maxi Gomez would be on his way to West Ham United, with the East London club ready to pay his release clause and offer him a substantial increase in wages.
Potentially a game-changing summer, Hammers fans were salivating at the prospect, with Gomez having scored a respectable 13 goals in 35 La Liga games for Celta Vigo the previous campaign at just 22. But West Ham ultimately lost out to Valencia, with Gomez later admitting his lack of English played a part in his decision.
“I was relaxed,” he retrospectively told the Guardian.
“West Ham was real, a big club. But the truth is that when I found out about Valencia I didn’t hesitate: because of the language, the club, the league.”
Gomez has since enjoyed a decent first season with Valencia, scoring his 10th goal of the campaign in their 2-1 win over Real Valladolid. In doing so, Gomez became the first player to reach double figures in his first league season for Valencia since Roberto Soldado and Aritz Aduriz managed 18 and 10 respectively in 2010/11.
The Uruguayan international has also been directly involved in more goals than any other Valencia player this season, adding two assists to his 10 strikes, proving he may have made the right decision.
Scoreline prediction: Leganes 0-1 Valencia
La Liga 2019/20 recent form:
- Leganes: DLLWD
- Valencia: LLLDW