Valencia 2-2-4, Real Madrid 5-1-1
11/8/20 3 pm
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Valencia is hosting Real Madrid at Mestalla in round 9 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Valencia is having a terrible season, and I don’t expect anything better from them this season. Valencia has sold most of their best players, and their defense is a disaster. With 8 points, 11 scored goals, and 13 conceded goals, Valencia is in 13th place in the LaLiga standings. In their last 4 games, Valencia has won only 1 point, and they have conceded 8 goals while scoring only 4 goals. In their latest LaLiga game, Valencia was hosting Getafe, and they have had only 38% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and only 66% of the correct passes. Valencia was leading 1-0 at half time, but they conceded a red card in the 56th minute, and because of that Getafe has scored 2 goals in the 87th and the 94th minute. The game was almost over, but Valencia got lucky because they were awarded a penalty kick in the 98th minute while Getafe conceded a red card. Valencia has scored that penalty kick, and the final score of this game was 2-2. Gomez is the leading goalscorer for Valencia with 3 goals while Lee added 3 assists. Diakhaby is injured, while Correia is suspended because of the red card. As I’ve mentioned earlier, Valencia has sold a lot of players, and they are in a rebuild mode, and for that reason, I don’t expect a good result from them this season.
Real Madrid is having a good run, and they have won 3 of their last 4 games, while one game ended in a draw. After a loss and a draw in the Champions League, Real has finally won a game in that competition. Real was playing against Inter at home earlier this week, and they have won that game 3-2. In LaLiga, Real Madrid is in 2nd place with 16 points, 13 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals in 7 games. Benzema and Valverde have each scored 3 goals for Real Madrid so far this season, while Rodrygo and Benzema also added 3 assists each. Carvajal, Nacho, and Militao are all injured for Real Madrid, while Odriozola is still questionable for this game. In their last LaLiga game, Real Madrid was playing against Huesca at home, and they were the better team in that game with 59% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Real Madrid has finally had a fantastic game, and they have won this match 4-1. It looks like Real Madrid is finally settling, and with the return of Hazard, Real has a lot more options in the attacking end. Their Champions League win against Inter was certainly a huge boost for Real Madrid, and I see them continuing in the same rhythm.
The trends are heavily on Real Madrid’s side in this matchup, and deservedly so. Real Madrid is looking good, they have started playing well in the attacking end, while Valencia is in ruins. I’m sticking with Real Madrid and goals in this game.