Real Madrid vs ValenciaLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Nov 11, 2023, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
After stumbling against Rayo Vallecano last time out Real Madrid will be targeting a swift return to winning ways as they welcome Valencia to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Los Che have looked good this season but should still be no match for Madrid, who are expected to have the upper hand.
Real Madrid were knocked off the summit of La Liga as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by Rayo Vallecano last time out. They made a swift return to winning ways in the Champions League with goals from Brahim Diaz, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior giving them a 3-0 win over Sporting Braga.
Now sitting two points behind surprise team Girona, Madrid will be keen to get things back on track. The good news is that they have still only lost once across all competitions this season and are unbeaten in their last nine matches, claiming seven wins in that run.
Real Madrid may have dropped points against Rayo Vallecano last time out but they are generally imperious at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have won six of their last seven home matches, keeping clean sheets in the last five fixtures in that run.
Valencia were victorious in their previous La Liga fixture as they triumphed 1-0 over struggling Granada. They were made to work hard by the relegation threatened team with Pepelu’s effort on the stroke of halftime proving the difference.
That result extends Valencia’s recent good form as they are now unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions. Ruben Baraja’s men have picked up three wins in that run and are now up to eighth in the La Liga standings.
While Valencia can be pleased with their overall form in recent weeks, their record on their travels remains suspect. They are winless in their last five away matches in La Liga, although three of those fixtures have ended in draws.
How the bookies view it
Real Madrid have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win procedure at 1/3 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Valencia is valued at 9/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 4/1 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
Real Madrid have a 37-15 advantage with 14 redrawn from 66 previous matches against Valencia. Both teams won their home fixture last season with Los Blancos picking up a 2-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February.
Players to watch
Jude Bellingham remains Real Madrid’s primary source of goals this season and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The midfielder has 10 La Liga goals this season and is priced at 9/5 by Unibet to maintain his scoring run.
Real Madrid have maintained a solid defensive record at the Santiago Bernabeu lately, keeping clean sheets in their last five home matches. David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger often feature at centre-back and could lead the hosts to another clean sheet at evens with BoyleSports.
Anything else catch the eye?
Real Madrid have won to nil in four of their last five home matches and could be set for a similar outcome at 6/5 with BetVictor. With a few one-sided results in that run, a -1 handicap could also be considered at 19/20 with Unibet.
Los Blancos have scored in both halves in three of the last four home matches and could be set for a repeat at evens with bet365.
This La Liga match between Real Madrid and Valencia will be played on Nov 11, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Real Madrid vs Valencia prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.