After a dramatic draw with Chelsea in the Champions League in midweek, Unai Emery's boys return to Mestalla looking to bag three points after losing to Sevilla last weekend
Miguel, Ruiz, Rami, Mathieu
Canales, Costa, Piatti
Nyom, Diakhate, Mainz, Jaime
Jara, Geijo, Benitez
Vicente Guaita will likely return as goalkeeper despite Diego Alves' stellar performance against the English giants.
Adil Rami, who has shown quality in his first season in Spain, should start in defense days after earning a call-up to the France national team by Laurent Blanc.
For the visitors, on loan attacker Franco Jara will be called upon to contribute in the attack, especially to send balls forward to Ikechukwu Uche if they have any hope of knocking of the home side.
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- Valencia has not lost at home this season in four fixtures, three in La Liga and one in the Champions League.
- Soldado is the team's leading scorer in the league this campaign with five goals, three behind La Liga's top marksman Lionel Messi.
- Emery's men are in seventh place in the league, two points behind leaders Real Betis. The Mestalla club were near the top of the table for most of the season before falling to Sevilla last week 1-0.
- Granada is in 17th place in the league with four points.
- In the promoted club's five league fixtures, they have failed to score three times, only netting once in the other two match. Coach Fabri Gonzalez (pictured right) has yet to see his men score away from home this term.
- Dutch legend Johan Cruyff made his Barcelona debut against Granada, bagging a brace in a 4-0 victory on October 28, 1973.