Real Madrid will be looking to make it three wins in a row this weekend in La Liga in the 2020-21 season. The home side will travel to the Mestalla Stadium to clash against Valencia. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 11 pm.
Los Blancos are currently second on the table with 16 points, one point below leaders Real Sociedad. Valencia currently occupies the 15th spot on the table with eight points from many fixtures.
Saying that Valencia is currently facing woes would be an understatement. The issues in the locker room are revealing on the pitch with poor performances. Their last win in the La Liga dates back to September while losing three of their last four matches with only two points from relegation battles.
Head Coach Javi Garcia recently expressed interested in leaving the club after a failed summer transfer window. Garcia did not receive any backing from the club to make any signings to the camp. The side saw the loss of talisman Rodrigo to Leeds United with Coquelin and Parejo joining Villarreal.
Zinedine Zidane enjoyed his first win in the Champions League last week with a 3-2 win against Inter Milan. However, a new blow hits the camp with Eden Hazard and Casemiro testing positive for coronavirus. Los Blancos’ head into the match on the back of two successive league wins.
Valencia vs. Real Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have 34 games against each other, with Real Madrid taking home 19 wins while Valencia with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Valencia 2-2 Getafe
Elche FC 2-1 Valencia
Villarreal 2-1 Valencia
Valencia 0-2 Real Betis
Real Sociedad 0-1 Valencia
Real Madrid 3-2 Inter Milan
Real Madrid 4-1 Huesca
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Real Madrid
Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
Valencia Team News
After picking a red card during their last encounter with Getafe, youngster Thierry Correia remains unavailable this weekend. It could force Daniel Wass to assume the right-back position with Uros Racic pairing with Carlos Soler in the heart of midfield.
Real Madrid Team News
Eden Hazard and Casemiro will remain in isolation after recently testing positive for coronavirus. Injury woes at the camp include Dani Carvajal, Nacho, and Ordiozola. Eder Militao remains unavailable after testing positive for coronavirus.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Real Madrid to take advantage of the current woes at the home side to make three consecutive wins.
Real Madrid Win
Goals Over 2.5
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