Real Madrid v Valencia meet on Sunday (21:15, UK Time) at Santiago Bernabéu in the second week of La Liga after winning in their debut in the competition. This is the most interesting game of the weekend in Spain.
Real Madrid v Valencia Preview
Real Madrid have started the season very well after winning both Supercups and the game against Deportivo La Coruña (0-3) in their debut in La Liga. Los Blancos didn’t notice Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence in Galicia, with Benzema and Bale leading the attacking line. The Portuguese will miss also this game, together with Sergio Ramos, who was sent off at Riazor. Jesús Vallejo and Varane, injured, won’t be in the list.
Valencia is always a dangerous team as they showed last season. They have a new coach, Marcelino García Toral, and their goal is to fight again for playing in European competitions next season. They beat Last Palmas (1-0) in their season debut thanks to a goal scored by Simone Zaza. Nani and Garay are doubtful, whereas Cancelo left the club this week.
Real Madrid v Valencia Predicted Line Ups
Real Madrid (4-4-2): Keylor; Carvajal, Marcos Llorente, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Benzema and Bale
Valencia (4-4-2): Neto; Garay, Murillo, Garay, Montoya, Gayá, Medrán, Parejo, Soler, Nacho Gil, Rodrigo and Zaza
Real Madrid v Valencia Betting Tips
Real Madrid have won 7, drawn 0 and lost 3 games out of the last 10.
Valencia have won 7, drawn 0 and lost 3 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2,1 goals and have received an average of 1,3 goals.
In the last 10 games, Valencia have scored an average of 1,7 goals per game and have conceded 0,8 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 5 of the last 10 Valencia games.
Real Madrid v Valencia Prediction
Real Madrid are showing a great level in August even in the friendly game against Fiorentina played this week. For this reason, we should think that Los Blancos will beat Valencia, although they are a tough team. We expect Zidane’s side to win but both teams to score, as Real Madrid conceded many chances against Deportivo La Coruña and FC Barcelona.
Last season, Real Madrid suffered a lot to beat Valencia in the last weeks of the season. Los Blancos won (2-1) thanks to a late goal scored by Marcelo. Parejo scored a great goal from a free kick in the last minutes of the game. At Mestalla, Real Madrid lost (2-1) in a postponed game.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 1/6 at bet365.
Over 2,5 goals 2/9 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 3-2 20/1 at Bet365.