Real Madrid 14-4-4, Valencia 5-9-8
2/14/21 10:15 am
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Real Madrid is welcoming Valencia to Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in round 23 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Real has shaken off their bad form, and they are now on a 2-game winning streak while winning 3 of their last 6 games. With this run, Real has kept second place in the LaLiga standings, and they now have 46 points less than Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid has been decent on both ends, but they do need some reinforcements in the attacking end. In their last game against Getafe, Real Madrid was the dominant team with a massive 68% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. It took a while for Real to go through Getafe’s defense, and they did in the second half. Real Madrid has won this match 2-0. Benzema is the leading goalscorer for Real Madrid with 11 goals and 5 assists. Rodrygo, Carvajal, Valverde, Vazquez, Hazard, and Ramos are all still injured, while Militao and Odriozola are both still questionable. Real has a lot of important injuries, but the good news for them is that their Champions League game is still 2 weeks away, and maybe, just maybe, some of those players will recover on time.
Valencia has had some good results, and they are having a decent season considering they are in a rebuild mode. Valencia is in 12th place with 24 points, only 28 scored goals, and 30 conceded goals, which isn’t bad for a team that is rebuilding from the ground up. Even though Valencia is now only 4 points away from the relegation zone, there are far worse teams in the league, and I don’t think Valencia will have any troubles staying in LaLiga. Valencia was playing against Athletic Bilbao in their last game, and they were decent with 50% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. After conceded a goal just before halftime, Valencia was able to tie the score in the 65th minute, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Valencia doesn’t have any super-effective strikers, but Soler is their leading goalscorer with 6 goals and 5 assists, while Gomez added 5 goals. Cillessen, Diakhaby, Gameiro, Mangala, and Piccini are all injured, while Cheryshev is still questionable for this match. Judging by this season, when Valencia is done with this rebuild, I think they will a good team, and I think we will see them in the Europa League race soon.
When playing at home, Real Madrid has not lost to Valencia in their last 14 games. Real Madrid has been solid at home this season, and they are in good form right now, but I’m not sure they can keep the clean sheet here with all of their injuries. I will take a stab at goals on both sides, even though I would give the advantage to Real Madrid here.