Will Valencia’s generally excellent form continue?
Last weekend, los Che, very impressively, beat Osasuna 2-1 at El Sadar; Justin Kluivert and Mouctar Diakhaby scoring.
Edinson Cavani smashed a penalty against the crossbar, while the game witnessed three red cards, with Diakhaby sent off for the away side.
Nevertheless, this means los Murciélagos have now accumulated ten points from their last five outings, also beating Getafe and Celta de Vigo.
Gennaro Gattuso’s team start the weekend in seventh, which would represent Valencia’s best finish since 2019.
Elche meanwhile are the only side in La Liga yet to win this season, sat rack bottom of the table.
Los Franjiverdes had lost five on the bounce, before holding Mallorca to a 1-1 draw on Monday night.
Both teams ended that game a man light, Lucas Boyé giving his marching orders, with Ezequiel Ponce on target at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero.
Given all of that, a home win seems likely at Mestalla.