Real Madrid vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid host Valencia in the most exciting game of the Matchday on Saturday evening at Santiago Bernabeu. The hosts managed to recover from a tough 3-0 defeat to Eibar last weekend at Ipurua by beating Roma 0-2 away at Stadio Olimpico in the mid-week Champions League action.
Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez notched goals in a victory which saw the current UCL holders secure the top spot in their respective group even before the final round. However, will Madrid be able to bounce back in the league when they take on the likes of Valencia here?
The visitors started the season in a very slow fashion, but they look to have gained the right momentum in recent outings. The Bats conformed the rise in form by easing past Rayo Vallecano 3-0 seven days ago at Mestalla. The third consecutive win across competitions was inspired by Santi Mina, Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Head-to-head
Real Madrid won three, drew one and lost one of past five meetings with the Bats.
We could be in for a high-scoring thriller when these two likes come across each other, judging by the most recent head to head record.
All of past 11 H2H matches saw goals scored at both ends as well as at least three goals scored.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Prediction
Valencia’s recent form, however, makes us quit thinking of a free-scoring affair here. The Bats have been super tough to break down recently. They shipped just two goals in last five matches and only 3 of their past 16 outings saw three or more goals scored.
Given Marcelino will likely park the bus at Bernabeu, we believe the time has finally come for a high-scoring H2H trend to be ended here. The Bats resisted the likes of Juventus defensively on Tuesday when it was only Mario Mandzukic’s goal which made the difference for the Serie A champions at Allianz Stadium.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.62 (13/8)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 4.00 (3/1).