class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Both of these teams have been in strong scoring form so far in La Liga and there should be more goals when they meet at Mestalla on Sunday evening
Real Madrid travel to Mestalla to face Valencia on Sunday evening in what is always one of the biggest fixtures of the calendar in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men come into the game buoyed by a late win at Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday evening but know they will face a real challenge this weekend against one of the division’s toughest sides.
Valencia vs Real Madrid latest odds
Under new manager Jose Bordalas, Los Che have made a superb start to the new campaign, claiming 10 points from a possible 12.
Valencia won this fixture 4-1 last season and bet365 offer them at 14/5 (3.80) to claim another success.
Madrid, meanwhile, are unbeaten in La Liga since January 30 – a run of 22 games – and can be backed at 10/11 (1.91) with the draw at 14/5 (3.80).
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Valencia vs Real Madrid team news
The hosts are missing winger Denis Cheryshev who has a knee injury while full-back Cristiano Piccini is also out.
Los Blancos are missing Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Ferland Mendy, all of whom are unavailable through injury.
Valencia vs Real Madrid preview
It is always an important fixture for Valencia when they host Real Madrid and Sunday’s clash should be another big occasion.
The two sides are level on points after the opening four matches, with Real Madrid being the division’s top scorers so far, and Valencia just behind them in terms of goals netted.
Bordalas has moulded this Valencia team in the image of the Getafe side he took to the brink of the Champions League, with Los Che transformed into an aggressive, intense unit capable of quick transitions and full of defensive resolve.
Madrid, meanwhile, have been unsteady defensively this season, conceding in three of their four La Liga matches and generally providing entertainment not least because they have been giving their opponents plenty of chances in matches.
Games between these two rivals tend to be open and exciting encounters and Sunday’s clash should continue that trend.
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Valencia vs Real Madrid tips & predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 21/20 (2.05) and looks an obvious and appealing selection.
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