Valencia vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia made a massive step towards the Champions League football in the next season with a 0-1 victory over direct rivals Sevilla on Sunday afternoon at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The Bats thus kept their splendid form going and they are now unbeaten in last 16 matches across competitions coming into mid-week’s derby with Real Madrid.
The superb run of form climbed Marcelino’s men up to 6th place in the league ladder. They are just two points short of 4th-placed Getafe. Nevertheless, the Bats have a very tough fixture to come on Wednesday as they are up against one of the strongest teams in the league.
Los Blancos may lack motivation compared to their counterparts who are desperate for points, but Zinedine Zidane could send a very strong squad on the pitch here after he mixed up his cards in the weekend’s 3-2 home win over Huesca.
Valencia vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
Los Blancos won 30, drew 13 and lost 12 of last 55 meetings with Valencia.
As many as ten of last eleven H2H affairs between these two likes saw goals scored at both ends as well as three or more goals.
Real Madrid won three and drew one of last four clashes with the Bats.
Valencia vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Valencia were very tough to break down in recent weeks and Madrid might struggle breaking them down at Mestalla. The Bats kept five successive clean sheets in front of the home fans in La Liga. They boat league’s second best defensive record at home where they shipped just 8 goals in 15 games, only one of which they lost.
Motivation will no doubts play a huge factor here and we just have to find the value in backing the hosts not to lose at the odds of 1.80. You can alternatively go with the Under 3.5 goals FT pick at 1.53.
Valencia vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
Valencia or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).