The only thing consistent about Valencia this season is their continued inconsistency.
Just before the World Cup, los Che claimed their most-impressive victory of the season, hammering Real Betis 3-0 at home.
But then, in their first game back, they’re beaten 2-1 by Villarreal in Derbi de la Comunitat, despite taking the lead through Edinson Cavani.
This leaves Gennaro Gattuso’s team tenth, having won five and lost six in La Liga so far.
There was some good news for los Murciélagos on Tuesday night, as they comfortably ovrercame La Nucía in the Copa del Rey.
Justin Kluivert, Ilaix Moriba and Hugo Duro on target as last season’s beaten finalists easily reached the last 16.
Back in La Liga, can Valencia start to climb the table?
That’s exactly what Cádiz need to do, given that they kick off in the relegation zone, one point below Celta Vigo and safety.
El Submarino Amarillo drew 1-1 with Almería a week ago, thanks to Lucas Pérez’s late equaliser at Estadio Ramón de Carranza.
That turned out to be a parting gift from the former Arsenal striker, who’s since joined boyhood club Deportivo de La Coruña, in an attempt to get them out of the third-tier.
Cádiz have lost just two of their last ten La Liga games, the only problem for Sergio being that six of these games have been draws.
Will Valencia be simply too strong in this Friday night clash at Mestalla?