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The 2022-23 season of La Liga kicks off this weekend as Valencia welcome Girona to face them at Mestalla on Sunday. A frustrating ninth-place finish for the hosts last term saw them come up shy of expectations, as they were muscled out of the race for Europe.
Now, Los Che will hope to get the new campaign off with a bang, as they welcome their Catalan visitors to town - and both will be sizing up a three-point haul to make a strong start to the fresh season.
Ahead of the game, GOAL has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
|Games||Valencia vs Girona|
|Date||August 14, 2022|
|Times||1:30pm ET, 10:30am PT|
|Stream||fubo TV (start with a free trial)|
US TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|ESPN Deportes||fubo TV (start with a free trial)|
Team news & rosters
|Goalkeepers||Doménech, Rivero, Mamardashvili|
|Defenders||Correia, Lato, Paulista, Guillamón, Diakhaby, Gayà, Foulquier, Cömert|
|Midfielders||Musah, Račić, Soler, Castillejo, Lino, Koindredi, Nico|
|Gómez, Duro, Vallejo, André|
Ninth wasn't quite the finish Los Che had in mind last term, but it is a new season now and they will very much hope to turn the page and restore their place as European contenders among the pack in La Liga.
In Gennaro Gattuso, the third-ever Italian to helm the club, they have a born winner, with a litany of success from his playing days and a few managerial accolades to boot too - and they'll hope that they can shoot out of the blocks with a win today.
Predicted Valencia starting XI: Mamardashvili; Correia, Diakhaby, Gabriel, Gaya; Musah, Guillamon; Castillejo, Soler, Lino; Duro.
|Defenders||Espinosa, Gutiérrez, Martínez, López, Juanpe, Couto, Bueno|
|Midfielders||Kebe, Terrats, Sáiz, A. García, Herrera, Martin, B. García, Sala|
|Forwards||Stuani, Castellanos, Fernández, Riquelme|
After back-to-back playoff heartbreaks, a remarkable run from sixth last term has brought Girona back to the top-flight of Spanish football, and now they will have their eyes set on bedding in once again.
Now, they face a tough opening encounter - one that could prove an acid test for expectations in Catalonia this term, to discover whether they have the edge to remain where they are.
Predicted Girona starting XI: Martin; Martinez, Bueno, Juanpe; Couto, Herrera, A Garcia, Terrats, Urena; Stuani, Castellanos.
Last five results
|Valencia results||Girona results|
|Valencia 2-1 Atalanta (Aug 6)||Girona 1-1 Zaragoza (Aug 7)|
|Castellón 1-0 Valencia (Aug 3)||Girona 2-0 Bolívar (Aug 6)|
|Forest 1-1 Valencia (Jul 30)||Napoli 3-1 Girona (Aug 3)|
|Stuttgart 5-2 Valencia (Jul 23)||Girona 2-0 Andorra (Jul 27)|
|St. Gallen 0-2 Valencia (Jul 20)||Benfica 4-2 Girona (Jul 20)|
|3/10/2019||Girona 2-3 Valencia|
|11/3/2018||Valencia 0-1 Girona|
|5/13/2018||Girona 0-1 Valencia|
|5/12/2018||Girona 0-1 Valencia|
|1/7/2018||Valencia 2-1 Girona|