European champions Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from their embarrassing 3-0 loss at Eibar last time out but face a tricky test at home to Valencia. Madrid will be favourites for the tie despite Valencia winning four of their last five games in all competitions.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 1 December, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Valencia: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: A Cristiano Ronaldo double saw Madrid run out 4-1 victors at the Mestalla back in February but Valencia recorded a 2-2 draw in Madrid last season in a pulsating encounter. Madrid have won just three of their last nine ties against Los Che.
|Over 4.5 goals||5/2||Offer|
|Santi Mina anytime scorer||11/4||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Valencia Predictions and Preview
Santiago Solari’s first match as permanent boss of Real Madrid could not have started any worse, with his side crashing to a costly 3-0 defeat at Eibar.
Los Blancos have slipped back to sixth in the standings and have already lost five league matches this campaign and are desperately need of points.
However, Valencia’s form has appeared to have turned a corner in recent times with four victories from their last six and just one defeat in 14 games.
These fixtures tend to regularly produce goals with 40 going in across the last 10 meetings, so over 4.5 goals at 5/2 appears to be a solid bet with over 3.5 at 21/20.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 21/20.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Dani Ceballos is gaining increasing prominence at Real Madrid and already has more league starts (5) this season than last. He scored in Madrid’s recent trip to Celta Vigo while also scoring for Spain against Croatia. The midfielder is available at 21/5 to net here.
One to watch for Valencia: Santi Mina has netted six goals in his last five appearances and also netted for Los Che against Madrid earlier this year. He is available at a tempting 11/4 to find the net in this game again.
Long shot: It was only just over a month ago that Madrid went four games without a goal while Valencia have only netted a miserly 11 league goals from 13 matches. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 26/1.