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The La Liga tie at The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday sees home side Real Madrid welcome opponents Valencia.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Real Madrid v Valencia are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Real Madrid, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-0 Champions League triumph over Braga.
In that game, Real Madrid had 48% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Real Madrid, goals were scored by Brahim Díaz (27'), Vinicius Júnior (58') and Rodrygo (61'). SC Braga got 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
In their last six fixtures, Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid have hit the back of the net a total of 12 times, an average number of goals per match equal to 2.
Ahead of this clash, Real Madrid are unbeaten in their previous 10 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
Valencia head into the clash following on from a 1-0 La Liga win versus Granada in their last outing.
In that game, Valencia managed 51% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Valencia was Pepelu (45'). On the other side, Granada had 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Rubén Baraja's Valencia have fired home 8 times, earning them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Pre-game facts show that Valencia:
- have not beaten Real Madrid in away games against them for the last 15 matches in the league. Terrible.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 14/02/2021 shows that Real Madrid have won 4 of these games & Valencia 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 11 of them from Los Blancos and 4 netted by Los Che. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 35 on 21/05/2023 when it finished Valencia 1-0 Real Madrid.
In that game, Valencia managed 27% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Diego López (33').
On the other side, Real Madrid got 13 shots on goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.
Team News: Real Madrid
Arda Güler (unknown injury), Aurélien Tchouaméni (fatigue fracture), Thibaut Courtois (Cruciate ligament tear) and Éder Militão (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be available for Real Madrid gaffer Carlo Ancelotti.
It’s our opinion that Los Blancos could kick off with a 4-1-2-1-2 system this time with Andriy Lunin, Daniel Carvajal, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Brahim Diaz, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.
Team News: Valencia
From our viewpoint, Los Che appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 system, giving starts to Giorgi Mamardashvili, Thierry Correia, Cristhian Mosquera, Gabriel Paulista, Jose Gaya, Fran Perez, Pepelu, Javier Guerra, Sergi Canos, Diego Lopez and Hugo Duro.
Our thinking is that Real Madrid have it within them to fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding against Valencia, who might well find it a difficult task getting goals.
Our tip is for a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for Real Madrid at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (81,044)
Captain: José Nacho
Chairman: Florentino Pérez
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Competitions: La Liga position 2, Champions League (Group C)
⭐ Star Player: Jude Bellingham
Customarily taking up the Centre Midfield position, Jude Bellingham was born in Stourbridge, England. Having played his first senior match for Birmingham City in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Midfielder has got 10 league goals in this LaLiga 2023 - 2024 season to date in 11 appearances.