Valencia and Real Madrid will meet on Sunday at the Mestalla in a top of the table match between the two clubs. Real Madrid are atop the La Liga standings thanks to scoring 13 goals in four games. Valencia are second in the table solely due to their nine goals scored. Both teams are level on points with 10 from 12 matches and both have a +7-goal difference.

Valencia vs Real Madrid Match Preview

Valencia have played well this season under new manager Jose Bordalas. The manager has turned the team around after several years of struggle. Los Che are unbeaten in all four games this season and are on a two-game winning streak.

Real Madrid are also on a two-game winning streak. After a surprise 3-3 draw against Levante, Real Madrid defeated Real Betis and Celta Vigo in back-to-back games. Real Madrid and Valencia are level on 10 points with Atletico Madrid. Although Valencia have started well, a loss to Real Madrid could see Los Che fall away from the top of the table.

Real Madrid are coming off of a 1-0 win against Inter Milan in the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti has Los Blancos playing well despite letting Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos go over the summer. Can Real Madrid keep their unbeaten run going against Valencia?

Valencia vs Real Madrid Betting Odds

 

 

Valencia have taken six points from six possible this season at the Mestalla. Bordalas has instilled a strong defence in the team. Valencia have conceded zero goals at home this season while scoring four times. Those wins came against Getafe and Alaves. It wasn’t the toughest competition Valencia could have faced and Real Madrid will be the team’s first real test.

 

Leading bookies’ best betting odds for a Valencia win over Real Madrid are at 14/5. Valencia defeated Real Madrid 4-1 last season at the Mestalla. Carlos Soler scored three penalties in the game and Raphael Varane tallied an own goal. Real Madrid scored thanks to a Karim Benzema goal.

Real Madrid are at the best betting odds of 10/11 to defeat Valencia on Sunday away from home. Real Madrid have played seven times on the road this season taking seven points from nine on offer. Los Blancos are +4 in goal difference with eight goals for and four against on their travels.

Real Madrid are on a poor run of form at the Mestalla. They have not won in Valencia since the 2017-18 La Liga season. Their last three trips to the Mestalla finished without victories.

Valencia vs Real Madrid Team News

Real Madrid forward Rodrygo will be in line to start at the Mestalla after scoring the winner against Inter Milan in midweek. The forward came off the bench to score the goal. Federico Valverde played in midfield against Inter Milan with Toni Kroos left out the side due to injury. Kroos could return to the team for the weekend. Eduardo Camavinga is also in line to start the match for Real Madrid. He came on as a substitute for Luka Modric against Inter Milan.

Full-back Marcelo is a doubt due to a leg injury while fellow defender Ferland Mendy is a doubt with a knock. Ancelotti will be without Gareth Bale following a muscle strain. Vinicius Jr should start on either side of Karim Benzema. Dani Ceballos is also a doubt due to an ongoing injury.

Ancelotti has a lot of talent in the team despite Real Madrid not signing Kylian Mbappe in the transfer window. Isco and Eden Hazard were left on the bench in midweek against Inter Milan.

Bordalas has one player on the Valencia injury list going into the weekend. Denis Cheryshev has a knee issue which will keep him out until October. Midfielder Carlos Soler leads Valencia with three goals this season. Two of those three goals came from the penalty spot. Soler scored three penalties in this fixture last season.

Valencia vs Real Madrid H2H

Valencia defeated Real Madrid 4-1 last season at the Mestalla. Carlos Soler scored three penalties in the game and Raphael Varane tallied an own goal. Real Madrid scored thanks to a Karim Benzema goal.

Real Madrid are on a poor run of form at the Mestalla. They have not won in Valencia since the 2017-18 La Liga season. Their last three trips to the Mestalla finished without victories.

Valencia vs Real Madrid Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 4/6 - BET NOW

 

 

Fifteen of the last 18 matches between Valencia and Real Madrid ended with both teams scoring goals. Our betting tips prediction is for this trend to continue with both teams finding the back of the net. Three of Real Madrid’s four La Liga matches in 2021-22 finished with both teams scoring goals. Two of Valencia’s three games this term have ended with both teams finding the back of the net.

 

Carlos Soler to score anytime @ 5/2 - BET NOW

 

 

After scoring three goals in this fixture last season, our betting tips prediction is to back Carlos Soler to score anytime. The Valencia midfielder will step up to the penalty spot if Los Che are awarded a spot kick. Soler has three goals this season already with two coming from the penalty spot. Soler has added two assists and been a part of over 50% of Valencia’s goals.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 3/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Real Madrid lead La Liga in goals scored with 13 this season. Valencia have tallied nine goals in four games, the league’s second-best mark. Sunday’s home match will be Valencia’s first real challenge of the season. If they get points, Valencia could upset the apple cart at the top of the table and fight for a top four place. A loss and Valencia will likely shrink back down the table and fight for a Europa League or Europa Conference League place.

 

Three of Real Madrid’s games this season finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Valencia’s last two La Liga matches ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals to be scored with Real Madrid just edging Valencia. Los Blancos will end their winless run at the Mestalla on Sunday.