Mestalla, Valencia
Valencia are yet to win a game in La Liga since Gary Neville took over as head coachReuters

Gary Neville will be out to secure his first victory in La Liga as Valencia head coach at the seventh time of asking against Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor on 24 January.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.15pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 HD.

Overview

Deportivo La Coruna followed up their crushing home defeat against second-division club Mirandes in the Copa del Rey with a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad, extending their winless run to six matches. The Galician outfit have beaten Valencia only once in their last 17 head-to-head meetings in La Liga.

On-loan Argentine winger Fede Cartabia will not feature against Valencia, as the terms of his loan deal bar him from playing against his parent club. Midfielder Celso Borges and goalkeeper Fabri remain sidelined through injury.

Valencia boss Gary Neville is under pressure after failing to deliver a win in six attempts in La Liga. The underwhelming run of results has left the Mestalla outfit in the bottom half of the La Liga table, 16 points adrift of the Champions League places.

Leading goal scorer Paco Alcacer suffered a knee injury in the midweek Copa del Rey match against Las Palmas and will miss the trip to Galicia, but Sofiane Feghouli (foot) and Enzo Perez (leg) could both return.

What managers say

Victor Sanchez: "The point [gained against Real Sociedad] whether it is deserved or not is what it is. It's good for us and allows us to climb towards our goal. We played the other day against Villarreal and deserved more, but we conceded a penalty and at the end we came away empty."

Gary Neville: "I've been here four weeks and the work that we have done has been excellent. We've not been in a position yet where we've had the full squad able to play. I know the results have not been what I would want, or what the fans want but the situation when I came in was one where results were not going as perfectly as the club would want. We will get there."

Form guide

  • Deportivo La Coruna (all competitions): DLLDL
  • Last result: Real Sociedad 1-1 Deportivo La Coruna
  • Valencia (all competitions): DDWLW
  • Last result: Valencia 1-1 Las Palmas (Copa del Rey)

Betting odds (bet365)

  • Deportivo La Coruna win: 6/5
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Valencia win: 12/5

Team news

Deportivo La Coruna possible XI: Lux; Laure, Sidnei, Arribas, Navarro; Juanfran, Bergantinos, Mosquera, Luisinho; Alberto, Lucas

Valencia possible XI: Domenech; Barragan, Abdennour, Mustafi, Orban; Barbosa, Parejo, Gomes; Mina, Negredo, Rodrigo