Valencia vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Valencia vs Real Madrid in La Liga.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Real Madrid have been going through all sorts of problems and will come up against a Valencia side this weekend. This Valencia vs Real Madrid La Liga encounter will be played at the Estadio de Mestalla in Valencia on Saturday night, January 27, so check out our Valencia vs Real Madrid prediction and betting tips.
The season that Valencia are having has pleasantly surprised their own fans. They are currently third in La Liga after 20 games (40pts, W12, D4, L4) with 14 points separating them from the leaders Barcelona. It wasn’t long ago that they were the closest challengers to Barcelona, but a run of four losses in their last seven La Liga matches (W3, L4) dragged them down the table. Still, it has been an excellent season for the Los Che who have lost only once at home in the La Liga in 10 matches (W7, D2, L1). Only Barcelona are better than that, in home matches and Valencia are one of the three sides that took points off the leaders in this season. They have already taken points off Madrid with a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in August. Can the hosts repeat the trick in this Valencia vs Real Madrid fixture?
Real Madrid are under tremendous pressure, having won just twice in their last six matches (W2, D2, L2). That run of form has seen them get knocked out of the Copa del Rey at the hands of Leganes. They have also seen their hopes of La Liga title plummet as they are currently fourth after 19 games (35pts, W10, D5, L4). They have played a game lesser than everyone else around them, but the difference of 19 points from Barcelona is something that looks insurmountable. Their immediate worry should be to tackle the threat of Villarreal in fifth, who are just one point behind. They are five points away from Valencia above them in third, and a loss in this Valencia vs Real Madrid fixture will complicate their hopes of sticking to the top-four. Will Real Madrid buckle up?
Valencia vs Real Madrid H2H
The Mestalla has been a tough place for Real Madrid to visit, having taken just one point from their last three league visits. They’ve won just two of the last six meetings overall.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Team News
For Valencia, Gabriel and Ruben Vezo will miss out after being sent off in the last match. Javi Jimenez and Jeison Murillo are also out due to injuries.
Real Madrid have no injury worries as Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos are fit enough to start this match.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Valencia XI: Neto (GK), Montoya, Coquelin, Garay, Gaya, Maksimovic, Kondogbia, Parejo, Guedes, Mina, Moreno.
Real Madrid XI: Navas (GK), Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Prediction
The hosts have defensive headaches ahead of this top clash and could see a makeshift combination. That gives an option for the visitors to find a goal, who themselves have some problems at the back. We believe that there would be goals in both bets. Do not be surprised if Valencia come out winners, considering their home form and the troubles that their visitors bring to the Mestalla.