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The La Liga game at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday will see home team Real Madrid facing Valencia.
View all of the Real Madrid v Valencia predictions, poll and stats below - along with the latest match odds.
Real Madrid are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-3 Copa del Rey triumph vs CD Alcoyano.
In that match, Real Madrid managed 58% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Real Madrid, the goals were scored by Éder Militão (39') and Marco Asensio (76'). On the other side, CD Alcoyano got 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Vega (66') scored for CD Alcoyano.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that quality has been evident in the Real Madrid rearguard. Real Madrid have kept it tight, seeing the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous six matches standing at 3. That aside, time will tell if that trend shall persist in this next game.
Pre-game facts show that Real Madrid:
- have not been beaten in the league by Valencia in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 19 league matches at home. Incredible, really.
Valencia will come into the clash following a 1-2 Copa del Rey win in the defeat of FC Cartagena in their last outing.
In that match, Valencia managed 36% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Valencia, goals were scored by Carlos Soler (35') and Denis Cheryshev (93'). FC Cartagena got 10 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Alfredo Ortuño (75') was the scorer for FC Cartagena.
The stats don’t lie, and Valencia have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 9 goals overall. Defensively, Valencia just haven’t been too solid at all.
Leading up to this clash, Valencia:
- have not emerged victorious against Real Madrid in away games against them for the last 13 matches in the league. What a horrible run of results.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 03/04/2019 shows that Real Madrid have won 3 of these and Valencia 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 10 of them from Los Blancos and 8 belonging to Los Che. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was La Liga match day 5 on 19/09/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Valencia 1-2 Real Madrid.
That time, Valencia had 39% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Hugo Duro (66').
Real Madrid got 18 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Vinicius Júnior (86') and Karim Benzema (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Pablo González Fuertes.
Team News: Real Madrid
Mariano Díaz (Hamstring Injury), Gareth Bale (Knock), Luka Jovic (Corona virus) and Daniel Carvajal (Muscular problems) are unavailable for Real Madrid gaffer Carlo Ancelotti.
It seems likely that Los Blancos should use the 4-3-3 system this time, utilising Thibaut Courtois, Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior.
Team News: Valencia
Owing to an otherwise healthy group of players, there is only the one fitness issue for the Valencia manager José Bordalás to be concerned with. Thierry Correia (Muscle Injury) won’t be in action.
We are inclined to think that Los Che might elect for a 4-4-2 system, starting the game with Jasper Cillessen, Cristiano Piccini, Omar Alderete, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Gaya, Helder Costa, Yunus Musah, Daniel Wass, Hugo Guillamon, Maximiliano Gomez and Goncalo Guedes.
In our view, Valencia have the capability to score a goal against this Real Madrid team, however it realistically won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Real Madrid when the full-time whistle blows. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (81,044)
Captain: Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior
Chairman: Florentino Pérez
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Competitions: La Liga position 1, Copa del Rey (Round of 32), Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Key Player: Vinicius Júnior
Regularly played in the Left Wing position, Vinicius Júnior was born in São Gonçalo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Flamengo in the 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 10 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.