Valencia vs Real Madrid: Bet on a high-scoring clash in LaLiga tonight
Real Madrid must win away to Valencia tonight to keep city rivals Atletico in their sights and we're expecting an open, high-scoring clash at The Mestalla.
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Real Madrid now trail city rivals Atletico by five points and nothing but a win here will do for Zinedine Zidane's men. Valencia’s 1-0 win at Sevilla last time out extended their unbeaten run to an incredible 16 games (W9, D7 - in all competitions), though with ten of those matches featuring under 2.5 goals, and Valencia scoring more than twice on just three occasions, it’s been a steady rather than spectacular streak.
Visitors Real Madrid, by contrast, boast a league-high 3.71 match goals per fixture. Their last six top-flight away outings have now seen both teams score and over 2.5 goals. In fact, the same can also be said of their last five visits here to Mestalla. Backing both sides to score is a sensible bet here, considering that Valencia is still very much in the hunt for a top-four place, and they're unbeaten in their last five matches.
Team news 📰
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin remains sidelined for Los Che and they have doubts over forward Ruben Sobrino and full-back Cristiano Piccini.
Thibaut Courtois remains injured for Madrid with Keylor Navas likely to return in goal after Luca Zidane started against Huesca. Young Brazilian Vinicius Junior is still missing although Dani Carvajal has returned to full training and could feature from the bench.