Real Madrid vs Valencia Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview of the Spanish LaLiga clash on 18 June 2020, Thursday. Kick off 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium (Madrid).
Real Madrid is in a tight race with Barcelona for the title and the league is sizing to be a photofinishing run this season based on the point differences. Valencia is one of the top teams in La Liga but will be at a disadvantage when facing the Spanish giants, especially away from home.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Match preview
Real Madrid encountered two losses in their recent five fixtures in the campaign. Since both the losses have come away from home, Los Blancos will be confident in hosting after a home win. Their previous encounter was at home against Eibar, in which the former took all three points with a 3-1 scoreline.
Zidane and his men are one of the three teams that have not lost at home in La Liga this season until now; Barcelona and Valencia being the other two sides. And at home, their recent loss was against Manchester City in the Champions League.
Valencia has registered only one win in their last five matches but has been unbeaten in their prior three clashes in the campaign schedule. They will visit after a 1-1 win at home against Levante constituting to their second draw in a row.
Los murcelagos has been struggling to score goals and not concede at the same time. They have scored 39 goals while conceding 40. This will be an invitation for the host to exploit the visitor’s problems at the back, with Benzema and Hazard providing quality passes in the front.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Head-to-head (h2h)
- Los Blancos has recorded four of the last five wins since 2017.
- Both teams have scored in four of the prior five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter in Super Cup gave a 1-3 away win for Madrid.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the last 13 clashes since 2008.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Prediction
Since their opening match post lockdown went in favor of them at the new venue, Real Madrid will be positive in moving towards the next obstacle in the league.
Even though they scored three goals in the last match, their second-half performance was a bit lousy in the game. Valencia is strong in their midfield and it will force Zidane to make changes in his eleven.
Besides, Los Blancos will be concerned about the strikers not finding the back of the net. However, their defenders are making up for it and the scoring average hasn’t been stunned, anyway.
So, we can expect a high-scoring affair in the match with both teams likely to score and for that, the tip for over 2.5 goals at 1.50 odds will come in handy for the punters.
Valencia hasn’t been at their best when playing away from home (3W 3D 7L) and the invincible run of Real Madrid at home (10W 4D) will be a disadvantage for the traveling side.
At 1.40 odds, the home win in full-time will be the best bet in the encounter.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Betting tips
Real Madrid to win @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).