Valencia host Athletic Club at the Mestalla this evening in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Gennaro Gattuso is not expected to make many changes to the side that drew 2-2 against Almería on Monday evening,
In the heart of Los Che’s defence, Gabriel Paulista and Cenk Özkacar will most likely be replaced by Mouctar Diakhaby and Eray Cömert respectively.
Valencia are currently only three points above the relegation zone in the league standings and the club hope that a good run in the cup could compensate for their poor showing in La Liga.
Predicted Valencia lineup against Athletic Club
AS predict that Gattuso will field the following starting XI against Athletic Club: Giorgi Mamardashvili – Dimitri Foulquier, Mouctar Diakhaby, Eray Cömert, José Luis Gayà – Toni Lato, André Almeida, Yunus Musah – Justin Kluivert, Edinson Cavani, Samuel Lino.
The match is set to kick off at 8 pm local time.
GSFN | Tom Cserép