Valencia vs Real MadridLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Sep 19, 2021, Estadio de Mestalla
Valencia and Real Madrid put their unbeaten records on the line as they face off in a Spanish La Liga encounter at the Estadio de Mestalla. Valencia are always dangerous opponents and given their solid start to the season, will be confident of running Madrid close in this one.
Valencia were rampant last time out as they continued their fine start to the season. They came from behind to claim a 4-1 victory over Osasuna with Maxi Gomez, Goncalo Guedes and Omar Alderete all on target.
Los Che have moved on from last season’s disappointing campaign and are yet to taste defeat after four matches this term. Jose Bordalas' men have won three of their four fixtures this term, two of which have come at the Mestalla.
Valencia have looked good going forward with Goncalo Guedes, Maxi Gomez and Carlos Soler all impressing this season. However, they have been slightly unconvincing at the back and have conceded in two of there last three matches.
Real Madrid have made a similar start to Valencia, with three wins and a draw from their opening four matches. They thrashed Celta Vigo 5-2 last time out thanks to a hat-trick from Karim Benzema.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men carried their good form into the UEFA Champions League where they claimed a 1-0 victory at Inter Milan. They are one of several teams on 10 points in La Liga but sit top of the table by virtue of a superior goal difference.
Real Madrid have impressed going forward, particularly Karim Benzema who has five goals in four La Liga matches. They have however kept just one clean sheet this season.
How the bookies view it
Real Madrid and Valencia have made similar starts to the season and with both teams looking evenly matched at the moment, a draw could be on the cards.
Head to head
Real Madrid have a 33-14 advantage with 14 draws from 61 previous matches against Valencia. Both teams won their home fixture last season with Valencia running out 4-1 winners at the Mestalla while Real Madrid claimed a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture.
Players to watch
Valencia have spread their goals across the team this season with midfielder Carlos Soler the top scorer with three goals while Maxi Gomez is also off the mark. Unibet has Soler at 7/2 to score anytime while Gomez is priced at 2/1 by Vbet in the same market.
Striker Karim Benzema remains the biggest attacking threat for Real Madrid with five goals in four matches this season. He was on target in both matches against Valencia last season and could be tipped to once again get on the score sheet at 13/10 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
Valencia and Real Madrid have shown their quality in attack this season and with neither team looking convincing at the back, BTTS can be considered at 20/27 with MansionBet. There have been over 3.5 goals in three of Madrid’s four La Liga matches this season and a similar outcome is priced at 45/23 by SBK while over 2.5 goals is offered at 4/5 with Sport Nation.
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