Valencia v Real Madrid Preview

December 21, 2013 | By

Sky Bet - £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountPrimera La Liga action Sunday Afternoon comes from the Mestalla featuring Valencia versus Real Madrid.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 3 High Definition, with a scheduled 15:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Valencia v Real Madrid Preview, Primera La Liga, Sunday 22nd December 2013

Valencia took a huge blow after their 3 – 0 defeat to Atletico Madrid with 47 year old manager Djukic stepping down after a disappointing season so far with the club sitting mid table and has admitted that he has failed to move the club to better places and takes full blame of the clubs poor position and performance so far.

Main talk again at Real Madrid comes about the player Gareth Bale once more as manager Perez angrily denied that the Spanish bank Bankia funded the transfer of the Welsh record signing. Thursday this week Perez continuously denied reports claiming that the club were strapped for cash and the club actually struggled to raise the needed funds to bring Bale to Real Madrid. The article can be viewed in the Desayunos Deportivoc de Europa Press.

Valencia v Real Madrid Team News

Valencia Team News:

Main team news for Valencia is that coach Miroslav Djukic stepped down last week and the club have placed the youth coach Nico Estevez is charge for the game against Real Madrid on Sunday. As for injuries we see Ricardo Costa missing with a hamstring issue as well as Guaita with a troubled shoulder.

Real Madrid Team News:

Real Madrid fans are awaiting to hear if Gareth Bale is able to play in Sundays game after missing the cup game midweek against Olimpic Xatvia through injury. Following a scan it is understood that he has only inflamed his left calf muscle after a knock during training before the game. Real Madrid are still without Varane with a knee injury and Khedira who will be out long term with knee ligament damage.

Valencia v Real Madrid Head to Head Statistics

In the last 44 games played we have seen Real Madrid win 25 of them and Valencia 10, with the remaining 9 ending as draws. So with that we can see Real Madrid have the upper hand and the advantage here coming into the game on Sunday. Within those Real Madrid 25 wins we have seen 11 of them happen away from home which should help in which team to put your money on come Sunday.

23/01/13 CDR Valencia – Real Madrid 1 : 1
20/01/13 PRD Valencia – Real Madrid
0 : 5
15/01/13 CDR Real Madrid – Valencia 2 : 0
19/08/12 PRD Real Madrid – Valencia 1 : 1
08/04/12 PRD Real Madrid – Valencia 0 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

With the 44 games played between these two Spanish clubs we have seen 138 goals scored which gives us an impressive goals per game average of 3.1. So coming into Sunday’s game we should see a nice amount of footballs gracing the net.

Valencia v Real Madrid Recent Form (Left to Right)

Valencia: W L D D W

Real Madrid: W D W D W

So far this season we have seen Real Madrid playing as expected and with Gareth Bale now motoring and scoring goals I can only see them start to pile on the pressure on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Valencia however are not playing to their full potential and currently sit mid table which is unexpected of them with usually being a top 4 side in the Spanish Leagues.

Valencia v Real Madrid Match Betting Odds Market.

Valencia are not in the position right now to mount too much of a serious challenge on Real Madrid’s efforts and bookmakers see this with the odds shown here @ 9/2 with Coral – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw is a result seen in the past but on only nine occasions, with a majority of the results ending in Real Madrid’s favor it would be a safer bet to place your money there. Best odds are coming in with the best found @  10/3 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

Real Madrid will come into this game as clear favourites and with Valencia struggling in mid table you can understand the bookmakers such poor odds. The best are found here @ 13/20 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Valencia v Real Madrid Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Coming into this game on Sunday we see Real Madrid having to look for a win as they continue to play catch up to Atletico Madrid and Barcelona who are both 5 points clear at the top. So at first I will say that I can see Real Madrid walking away with this game and we could see a nice amount of goals scored if Gareth Bale does manage to return from injury in time after he missed the Copa del Rey game against Olimpic Xatvia.

My first prediction is for a Real Madrid win with both teams to score which is actually giving good odds right now, especially as we all know Real Madrid do not concern themselves too much with their defensive duties. The other see’s a high scoring game with a Total Goals prediction of Over 3.5 goals on the day.

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