01/05/2023 at 21:00


    After the defeat against Villarreal, the Ches are 5 points behind the seventh place

    Gattuso will not be able to count on Jaume Doménech or Nico González and André Almeida is a doubt due to flu

    Valencia and Cádiz meet this Friday at Mestalla in the match with which both will open the League in 2023and in which the locals will try to add three points to get closer to the positions of European competitions and the visitors flee relegation after the bitter reunion with the competition that both experienced last week after the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

    Gennaro Gattuso’s team fell to Villarreal in a direct duel for their European dream and stayed five points behind seventh placewhich is precisely this team.

    In addition, with his 19 points, he could not reach Rayo Vallecano, which is eighth, or Osasuna, which is ninth, since both have 23. His goal is therefore that this distance does not increase and, if one stumbles, reduce the gap.

    Valencia comes to this clash after having signed a solvent cup debut in the field of La Nucía, a team from the 1st RFEF but also waiting to travel next week to Saudi Arabia to play the Super Cup, in which on Wednesday they will face Real Madrid in the semifinals.

    The good meeting of the usual substitutes in the Cup and that imminent semifinal could encourage Gattuso to make some change in the ‘eleven’ that he usually aligns in the League. Goalkeeper Jaume Doménech and midfielder Nico González, who was injured in the clash against Villarreal, are safely out for this clash.

    In addition, the Portuguese midfielder is doubtful Andre Almeida by a febrile process.

    Cádiz wants to take advantage of Valencia’s load of games this week this Friday, after having faced La Nucía in the Copa del Rey last Tuesday.

    Sergio González, coach of Cádiz, has been able to increase the number of troops to make up the call with the entry of the two winter signings and a footballer who was sanctioned, and thus has called up the right back R for the first timeaúl Parra and behind the wheel Youba Diarrathe two reinforcements that have arrived, and also will be able to count on Ivan Alejowho served a one-match ban in the last league appearance.

    The defensive field continues with several absences after having suffered some of its players from this demarcation physical problems of different considerations and duration, such as Víctor Chust, who during some moments of the season has been a starter and who is not available to Sergio González for an injury.

    An illness has also separated the Senegalese Momo Mbaye from the calls for a few weeks, feeling better but still unable to be summoned, while the defenders Joseba Zaldúa and Juan Cala continue to be injured, absent for another week, as well as the substitute goalkeeper David Gil, replaced in the call by the goalkeeper of the subsidiary Víctor Aznar.

    The Galician striker Lucas Pérez, Cádiz’s top scorer so far, will not be there either with three goals but who has been transferred to Deportivo de La Coruña.


    Valencia: Mamardashvili; Correia, Paulista or Diakhaby, Cömert, Jesús Vázquez or Gayà; Guillamón, Almeida or Ilaix Moriba, Musah; Lino, Castillejo or Lato, Cavani or Duro.

    Cadiz: Ledesma; Carcelén, Hernández, Fali, Espino; San Emeterio, Alcaraz, Álex Fernández, Alejo or Bongonda, Ocampo; Nephew.

    Referee: González Fuertes (Asturian).

    Stadium: Mestalla.

    Hour: 21.00