Betting analysis: Valencia vs. Real Madrid
Real Madrid season is turning out to be a disastrous one, and a trip to Valencia with their current form is far from ideal for Los Blancos. Zinedine Zidane is under the enormous amount of pressure, especially after their latest embarrassment, which saw Real Madrid knocked out of Copa del Rey.
On the contrary, it looks like Valencia have finally found what they were searching for so long and are looking as a tough team ready to compete with anyone in the league.
Head to head
The teams have played 53 matches against each other
Real Madrid have won 28 of them
Valencia have won 12
The first match of earlier this season ended 2:2
This is undoubtedly the worst Real Madrid season in a while. But who could have expected it!?
Los Blancos ended 2016/17 on a high, four titles from five possible while also becoming the first team to win Champions League two times in a row.
Everything was like a fairytale! Unfortunately, nothing from this fairytale is present at this time, as they sit 5th in La Liga, 19 points behind Barcelona and were eliminated by Leganes in Copa del Rey. Their sole chance of winning a trophy this season is in the Champions League, but they will have to get past Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe but only a few are optimistic after their recent miserable form.
Zidane still has a dominant force in BBC (Benzema, Bale, and Ronaldo) and you never know when things might explode with such players.
This match is equally important for Valencia as they still have to prove their attitude against big teams in La Liga.
Los Che’s are a good way to return The Champions League glory at Mestalla, but the season is still young, and many harsh tests are yet to come. One of the toughest is this match.
However, ‘’The bats’’ will be looking to repeat last season performance, when two goals from ex Juventus striker Simone Zaza earned them a hard-fought victory and resurrected what was one of Valencia’s worst seasons in years at that moment.
Francis Coquelin was brought from Arsenal to put stability in the midfield area and should start while another ex-Arsenal player, Gabriel will have to watch from the stands as the Brazilian is serving two games ban due to a red card, picked up at Las Palmas.
His partner, Ruben Vezo will also miss this match for the same reason.
With both teams coming into this match with a point to prove, one thing is guaranteed… LOADS OF GOALS!!!
Without Gabriel and Ruben Vezo, Valencia will have to go for either inexperienced players or players out of position at the back. A situation which will undoubtedly give Ronaldo and co. More freedom up front.
Real Madrid defense is unstable also!
We might go for a Real Madrid victory, but betting on goals is the safest.
Valencia to win at 7/2
Draw at 3/1
Real Madrid to win at 4/5
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 5/6