PREVIEW. 21/05/2023. Alberto Navarro
Real Madrid return to LaLiga with four games to go. The Whites visit Mestalla to face Valencia, who find themselves in a relegation dog-fight (6:30pm CEST): Ancelotti's side go in search of three points and their 23rd league win.
It will be the sixth of eight games Real Madrid have to play in May. After the Mestalla fixture, Ancelotti's side face Rayo at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday and Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán on Saturday. The final round of LaLiga fixtures will be played in the first weekend of June against Athletic Club.
Video.Valencia-Real Madrid: all out for a win at Mestalla
"The squad is ready for the game in Valencia and we'll put out the best team possible," said Ancelotti at the press conference ahead of the penultimate away game of the season. The Italian coach has 22 players in the squad for the game, in which our team is aiming for its eleventh win away from home.
Valencia start the day three points clear of the drop-zone. This afternoon's opponents are unbeaten in their last two league games (one win and one draw) and have lost only one of their last six home games (three wins and two draws). Justin Kluivert is their top scorer this season with eight goals.