Valencia vs Real Madrid predictions and betting tips for Wednesday’s La Liga clash on April 3rd with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
Real Madrid were far from convincing at the weekend, as they came from behind to beat bottom-of-the-table Huesca at the Santiago Bernabeu. They’ll be hoping for another three points as they travel to the Mestalla on Wednesday night, but it won’t be easy against a Valencia side, who are fresh off the back of a victory at the Sanchez Pizjuan. See our Valencia vs Real Madrid below.
It’s been a funny old season for Real Madrid, and it’s in danger of simply ebbing away. There is a element of positivity since the re-appointment of Zinedine Zidane, but the squad needs an overhaul, and there is a malaise around the club at the moment. They were sloppy at the back against Huesca on Sunday night, and they cannot afford another poor performance on Wednesday. Valencia may have lost 1-4 here last season, but they have previously been tough opponents for Los Blancos, and they have displayed their stubborn streak in recent months. They’ve put together a decent run of form, and haven’t been defeated since January 5th. They have picked up an awful lot of draws this season, with 16 of their 29 games ending all-square this campaign, and another one could be in the offing here. They lost the shot count 17-4 at the weekend to Sevilla, but they still managed to pick up three points. They are an incredibly frustrating team to play, and Real Madrid may find their opportunities limited in this one. Only Girona have won at this ground during the course of the campaign, with Sevilla, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all leaving the Mestalla with just a point to show for it. In current form, Real Madrid look far too short, and the double chance market looks the most sensible option. I wouldn’t put anyone off backing the draw here, but we’re taking Valencia double chance, which is the first of our La Liga betting tips for Wednesday evening.
There was plenty of rearguard action during Valencia’s 1-0 victory against Sevilla, and another solid defensive display is expected in this tie. Los Che haven’t conceded a goal at home since January 12th, and their games are very rarely high-scoring. Only three matches at this ground have featured three or more goals this season, with two of those opponents sitting in the bottom three. Real Madrid are always a threat, and they aren’t exactly solid at the back, but they could struggle to break their opponents down. This game also comes off the back of a tough set of weekend fixtures, and there may be some fatigue on display during the latter stages of the contest. With goals expected by the bookmakers, Under 2.5 Goals might just offer some value in this game, and it’s worth taking a chance on. Under 2.5 Goals is the second of our Valencia vs Real Madrid predictions.
Rodrigo has enjoyed a profitable second half of the season, and he recently scored on International Duty as well. He netted just twice between the beginning of the campaign and mid-December, but he’s scored nine times for Valencia since the turn of the year. Eight of those nine goals have come in front of the home crowd, and his recent strike for Spain was also at this ground. He enjoys playing at the Mestalla, and he could be the man to heap more misery on Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. Rodrigo to score anytime is the third of our Valencia vs Real Madrid predictions.
Real Madrid are odds-against, but they do start as the favourites in this tie. They can be backed at 23/20 to collect all three points. They would become just the second team to do so this campaign. Valencia can be backed at 23/10 whilst it’s 13/5 for the game to end all-square. It would be Los Che’s 17th stalemate of the campaign.
The bookmakers are expecting goals in this tie, and it’s 8/13 for Over 2.5 Goals in this one. Those who fancy a high-scoring 90 minutes can take 13/8 about Over 3.5 Goals.
Karim Benzema got his side out of jail at the weekend, and he is the 9/2 favourite to net the first goal of the game here. Gareth Bale may be restricted to appearances from the bench, but he’s 11/2 to break the deadlock. Kevin Gameiro is 13/2 to score the first on Wednesday, whilst Santi Mina and Rodrigo are both 13/2.
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