Valencia will face Real Madrid at Estadio de Mestalla, in Valencia, in the 30th Round of Spanish LaLiga. Valencia vs Real Madrid is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Valencia is continuing their unbeaten streak since January in LaLiga. They are looking very confident playing 16 unbeaten matches in all competitions. In the last round, the Oranges won a very important match against Sevilla and overtook them by taking 6th place in LaLiga. Now they have the same amount of points and 3 points difference against Getafe’s 4th place. For Valencia is very important to fight for Champions League next year since that should be one of the main goal of the season.
During last 10 home matches in all competitions, the Bats conceded only 2 goals in 2 games against Krasnodar and Getafe. They won 7 and have drawn 3 matches with the same 0:0 result. In total Valencia played 16 draws this season and lost only 4 matches. Moreover, hosts have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches in LaLiga.
It’s still questionable, however, Cristian Piccini, Francis Coquelin, and Ruben Sobrino will miss next match due to injuries. This season hosts are playing strong at counter attacks and creating scoring chances. However, they are facing troubles at finishing scoring chances, defending against long shots and defending against skillful players.
Real Madrid struggled with league outsider Huesca in last Round of LaLiga. Although they almost fully controlled the possession of the match, they faced troubles and won the match after losing. Real under Zidane should be more confident playing against this kind of opponents, however, they can prove they are strong enough in the next game. In total, after several bad matches in a row against Barcelona and Ajax, they started to play better and already have 3 wins in LaLiga.
Los Blancos are now fighting for second place in the league, and this is the only tournament left this season. So the team can fully concentrate for the last 9 games under Zizou and prepare for transfers window and next season. By the way, Zidane will have about 700m Euros transfer money to bring the biggest stars at the summer transfer window.
Thibaut Courtois, Daniel Carvajal, and Vinicius Junior will miss next match due to injuries. This season is looking very confident for Real at attacking down the wings, creating scoring chances and creating chances through individual skills. However, they look very weak at defending counter-attacks, avoiding offside and stopping opponents from creating chances.
Almost all last matches between these opponents are very productive and interesting to watch. In last 5 matches, since the year 2017, Real won 3, Valencia 1 and have drawn one game. Only one match finished without a goal from one side and without hitting over 2.5 goals.
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