Valencia vs Real Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 September 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla.
The Los Blancos seem set to go after the 34th league title, and right away they have raced to the top of the table. They easily have been the best team in the league in 2021-22, and also have a great h2h record against Valencia over the years.
Likely, expect Carlo Ancelotti’s men to post the three points on the board.
This game week is an important one for all top-six teams, especially since the six squads are pitted against each other. Toppers Real Madrid are taking on the second-placed Valencia, third-placed Atleti are locking horns with the fifth-placed Bilbao, and fourth-placed Sociedad are going against the sixth-placed Sevilla.
As such, a major rearrangement is possible in the top-most tier, and should the Royal Whites secure a win this weekend, they could strengthen their hold on the first position.
They have delivered some great performances lately, and have also scored the most number of goals in the competition. On top of that, they also have a great h2h record against Valencia.
Likely, expect a win for Real Madrid at the Mestalla.
However, Valencia are no pushovers. They too are one of the best in the Spanish top flight, and they have been finding the back of the net consistently. In addition, they will also likely target the inconsistent defense of the 13-time champions.
As such, expect goals to come from either side of the pitch.
Valencia vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-0 win for Real Madrid.
- They had registered 25 of the former 30 overall wins.
- Both teams had scored goals in every clash at this venue since 2013.
- The latest meeting at this stadium had ended in a 4-1 win for the hosts.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Prediction
Valencia had won 1-4 on the road the last match-day, against Osasuna. In the meantime, Ancelotti’s men won 5-2 at home against Celta Vigo.
Going on, Real Madrid have a phenomenal h2h record against this foe over the years, and they also seem determined to pry back the title from arch-rivals Atleti.
Do also note that they had finished second in the table the last season, while their counterparts for the day had to settle for a 13th place finish.
Moreover, confidence is at an all-time high after their win against Inter in the CL, and it’s extremely likely that they will follow it up with a win in the league.
However, note that Valencia are on a good run at home, and they have found the back of the net in huge numbers over the years in h2h meetings. And to top it off, despite their good run, the defense of Real is yet to find its groove as well.
As such, expect goals to come from both teams this weekend.