Getafe vs Valencia CF

Jan, 22 / 21:30 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
May, 04 2018

Three must-read match facts ahead of Villarreal CF - Valencia CF

Marcelino always gets a positive result away at former sides

Marcelino is having his best professional managerial season of all time, having beaten his points tally in the Spanish top-flight; he holds a 56% win ratio across 43 games in charge at Valencia CF.

Marcelino has been up against all six sides he has coached in the past and he is yet to lose one. He drew one apiece against Sporting Gijon as Recreativo Huelva coach, as well as winning 0-1 as Racing Santander coach against Sevilla FC. He picked up another win managing Sevilla FC away at Zaragoza and a draw at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan on the Villarreal bench. If he is to keep up this record he will wrap up Champions League football next season.

Zaza is back in Vila-real on 18 goals, the ground that saw his Valencia CF debut

Following a bitter spell at West Ham United, Simone Zaza joined Valencia CF and made his debut at El Madrigal on January 21st which he cited as a “footballing rebirth”; he joined action in the final 10 minutes of the game and now his back with 18 goals to his name.

A clash packed with young talent

One of VCF’s pillars this season is their strong reliance on the Academy. Up to six VCF Academy players have broken into the first team from the B team, which is the same number of first-team youngsters that Villareal have: Gayà, Carlos Soler, Jaume, Lato, Nacho Vidal, Ferran Torres and Javi Jiménez havebeen training with the first team. Villarreal CF have had up to five first-team debuts in their squad this season.