The La Liga tie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday sees home team Real Madrid up against Valencia.
Looking at the current standings in the La Liga, the two teams are separated by 22 points.
Three points for Valencia could go a long way in their quest to reach the top half of the La Liga table. A difficult task awaits, though, as Real Madrid won't go down without a fight.
It was an enormously entertaining 4-1 match, when these two sides last played each other. A similar feast of goals would go down well this coming Thursday.
Head-to-head encounters tend to bring out the best in both sides, when it comes to goals. We see no reason for this trend to end here, and we expect an entertaining match once again between Real Madrid and Valencia.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Prediction
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. They started by taking out Athletic Bilbao in a 0-2 win, before a 1-1 draw followed against Atletico Madrid. Their most recent outing resulted in a 0-0 draw in a hard fought encounter with Real Sociedad. In their last six La Liga home matches, Real Madrid have three wins, while they've drawn three and lost zero. They scored ten and conceded five goals.
A draw is all that prevents Valencia from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They claimed a point in a 2-2 draw against Almeria before getting trounced against Athletic Bilbao by a 1-3 score. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Real Valladolid ran out 1-0 winners. In their last six La Liga away matches, Valencia failed to win more than once. In stead, they've drawn three and lost two, scoring seven while also conceding eight times.
Real Madrid scored 21 goals and conceded six in their last nine games against teams from the bottom half of the La Liga table. They collected 25 points and eight victories. Valencia fought their way to one win and four points from their last five games against teams inside the top six. They were on target five times in these matches, but also let in five goals. Real Madrid have a record of 13 wins, three draws and two defeats in the La Liga this season. Valencia have a record of five wins, five draws and eight defeats in the La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Stats
- Real Madrid have scored in the last 30 matches in a row
- In 11 of the last 12 home matches Real Madrid played, both teams scored
- Real Madrid have scored in the last 15 home matches in a row
- Real Madrid have not lost 18 of the last 20 home matches
- Real Madrid have lost 6 of the last 8 home matches and both teams scored at the same time
- Valencia have scored in the last 10 away matches in a row
- Valencia have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
- In 9 of the last 10 Valencia matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 8 of the last 10 away matches Valencia played, both teams scored
- In 8 of the last 10 Valencia away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Real Madrid vs Valencia Team News
Real Madrid could have five players on the injured and absent list ahead of their match at home with Valencia on Thursday.
David Alaba, Aurelien Tchouameni, Alvaro Odriozola, Daniel Carvajal and Mariano Diaz are all absent from the Real Madrid squad that faces Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Apparently, Valencia have just two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match on Thursday.
Samuel Castillejo and Nico Gonzalez all face a spell on the sidelines for Valencia due to various injuries.
Real Madrid vs Valencia H2H
Their latest encounter was a belter of a game, which finished with a 4-1 scoreline. An uncommon result, but we would not mind a similar goal fest this coming Thursday. Real Madrid tend to have the upper hand against Valencia, grabbing all three points six times in ten matches. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 9/20.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Results
Entertainment seems close to guaranteed when Real Madrid welcome Valencia as over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet seven times in ten matches. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 8/13 with the bookies on Thursday.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Betting Tips
Justin Kluivert shows decent form right now for Valencia, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the La Liga. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Real Madrid, who are strong favourites on Thursday. Siding with Karim Benzema also look a nice prospect as he scored four goals in his last six La Liga matches.
Real Madrid claimed all three points seven times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run. Valencia won four of their last 10 games away, while drawing three and losing three in this series of matches. Valencia won two of their last 10 matches away from home without conceding.
In the last ten encounters between Real Madrid and Valencia over 2.5 goals came out seven times, as Real Madrid averaged 2.2 goals a game. Valencia scored an average of 1.2 goals in these, while both teams scored seven times. Real Madrid scored an average of two goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened six times. Over 2.5 goals came out in eight of the last 10 matches Valencia played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.7 goals themselves during this run.