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In this preview, we cover the top betting tips for the match to be played between Real Madrid vs Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Top Free Betting Tips
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Real Madrid vs Valencia Match Preview and Insights
Real Madrid have gone through a tough 2020-21 campaign with the team struggling to hit the heights achieved in Zinedine Zidane’s first spell at the club. Even though the Los Blancos were able to dominate the La Liga in the 2019-20 campaign, there has been a lot of inconsistencies surrounding the team. Valencia are a team that has been struggling to reclaim the former glory days. It was not long that Valencia were competing for the title alongside the giants of Spanish football – Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The head-to-head record between Real Madrid and Valencia is overwhelmingly in favour of the former. Irrespective of whether the matches are at the Santiago Bernabeu or the Mestalla, Real Madrid have been able to enjoy a string of good results while Valencia have been relegated to the possibility of getting the odd win. In more than 60 meetings between the two clubs, Real Madrid have been able to register almost 50% wins with an equal proportion coming in home and away matches. Valencia have had a disappointing run against Real Madrid and it is unlikely that the situation will turnaround in a match at the Santiago Bernabeu, where the club has picked up less than 10 wins.
The troubles faced by Real Madrid in the 2020-21 campaign have been so bad that the club has been rumoured to consider the possibility of sacking Zinedine Zidane, which would have been not too long ago. Real Madrid have faced a lot of injury troubles this season, but then the likes of Eden Hazard was mostly unavailable last season as well. Still, the club managed to finish at the top of the table. There is enough reason to consider a strong showing from Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, even if the club has already suffered a couple of league defeat at home this season.
Valencia are poor on the travels with the club enduring a disappointing 2019-20 season as a result. It would be unfair to expect anything great out of this Valencia team, which has once again been inconsistent during the 20-21 campaign. It has been an uphill still for Valencia to get goals. Last season’s top scorer, Maxi Gomez, has been unable to get among the goals so far. This lack of goals has affected the club’s ability to get positive results even at home. After an initial promise in the first few weeks of the season, Valencia have gradually slipped into their old habits.
Top Betting Tips for Real Madrid vs Valencia
Match result – Real Madrid win
Real Madrid have had a good set of results when meeting Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu. There is no reason to expect a change in the trend considering that Valencia have been quite poor in recent months. There have been very few campaigns that Valencia have made a positive impression, as the club has slipped from the lofty heights. At the same time, Real Madrid are still fighting for a positive tone in the 20-21 campaign. The return of players like Eden Hazard could make the difference and the predictions would go with a Real Madrid win at 11/10.
Total goals over 2.5
The likelihood of witnessing a match with over 2.5 goals is quite high considering that the defence of both teams has been haphazard in recent years. The head-to-head meetings between Real Madrid and Valencia also show a tendency to feature matches which are high scoring – often featuring more than 3.5 goals. However, the predictions would go with over 2.5 goals in total to be on the safer side. The odds are also quite good at 4/6, which means that a punter will get a payout of £16.67 when they place a stake of £10.
Correct score – Real Madrid to win 3-1
Real Madrid have been struggling for goals of late, but that struggle is unlikely to continue once Eden Hazard returns to full fitness. The Belgian wizard has been sorely missed by Real Madrid. The likes of Karim Benzema continue to be the talisman for the team. At the same time, Madrid do not defend well and the free tips would recommend backing of a Real Madrid 3-1 win at 21/10. A punter will be able to get a return of £31 with a stake of just £10.