The Sunday evening action in La Liga sees title contenders Real Madrid travel to a resurgent Valencia, who have won four of their last five league games. Madrid are favourites to win but this could prove a potential banana skin for their title ambitions.
Where and when: Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia – 15 December, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Valencia vs. Real Madrid: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Valencia secured a 2-1 victory over Madrid at the Mestalla back in April after Los Blancos had triumphed in the reverse fixture 2-0 in December. Madrid have lost three of their last five visits to Valencia, winning just once.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Ferran Torres anytime scorer||15/4||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||11/8||Offer|
|Karim Benzema anytime scorer||11/8||Offer|
Valencia vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Valencia have won four of their last five league games to propel them to eighth in the standings but just a point off fourth placed Real Sociedad.
Real Madrid have undergone a turbulent campaign so far but are unbeaten in nine across all competitions – winning seven in that time – with just one defeat in their last 15, at Real Mallorca.
Zinedine Zidane’s side sit level on points with Barcelona at the top of the league and won comfortably over struggling Espanyol last time out.
The visitors are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 21/20 with a Valencia victory priced at 23/10 and the draw available at 14/5.
Madrid have seven clean sheets in 11 and nine in total all season, so under 2.5 goals at 11/8 appears to be a solid bet with under 1.5 at 15/4.
A ‘double chance’ on Valencia to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 8/11 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/3.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 12/5.
One to watch for Valencia: Teenage winger Ferran Torres has netted in four of his last six matches and is at a very tempting 15/4 to net here – will face a Madrid side without the injured Marcelo or suspended Ferland Mendy.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has 11 from 14 in the league this time out. Is priced at 11/8 to find the net in this game.
Long shot: Madrid have kept seven clean sheets in 11, while Valencia have four clean sheets this season. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 14/1.