The Sunday football marathon closes in beautiful Valencia, where for dessert we serve you the late match of the fifth round of the Spanish La Liga. It will be played in the steep stands of Estadio Mestaya, and rivals are two of the three teams with an asset of 10 points after four matches played - Valencia and Real Madrid.
To be honest, we did not expect after the two weak seasons of Valencia in the Spanish elite with the unusual for this strong team 9th and 13th places, such a rapid start. First on this field he was overcome hard with 1: 0 Getafe, then a draw with Granada 1: 1, as the point was won after a penalty kick by Soler in the 88th minute to come the two convincing successes at this stadium against Alaves with 3: 0 and this great 4: 1 in Pamplona above Osasuna. Thus, all those who love and sympathize with this great club with great traditions are wondering whether they have finally found the right person in the face of Jose Bordalas Jimenez after the era of Marcelinho Toral, and whether after today's very complex test "Bats" will remain with zero in the column losses. Duro and Cherishev are injured.
For Real, this start is within the normal range in the attempt to regain the title taken away from them last season. The great from Madrid started with a big victory as a guest over Alaves with 4: 1, then barely survived a heart attack again in Valencia against the more modest representative of the city of Levante for the final 3: 3, with an equalizing goal in the 85th minute of Vinicius Junior , then hard 1: 0 in Sevilla over Betis and 5: 2 at the Bernabeu against Celta. On Wednesday, when everything in the Champions League in Milan against Italian champions Inter was close to a draw, the White Ballet lied to rivals with a goal by Rodrigo in the 89th minute. This is in the style of the "old fox" as Carlo Ancelotti undoubtedly is, will it be possible to get out dry today against an enthusiastic and very valuable football team? There are a lot of his problems for this match - Bale, Kroos, Marcelo,
In 2018 - 2019 - exchanged victories for the hosts - 2: 0 for the "White Ballet" and 2: 1 for Valencia. In 2019 - 2020, a draw was fixed on this field - 1: 1, and Real won 3: 1 in Madrid. Last season, the hosts exchanged successes again - very convincingly 4: 1 for the "Bats" of Mestaya and 2: 0 for the "Royal Club" of Estadio Alfredo di Stefano. Despite the two losses and draws at this stadium, the experts give exactly 2/1 advantage to the guests, and the tips are four - for goal / goal, 1X, over 2.5 goals and 2. The bad thing is that they all seem very logical, but we have to choose only one option and the solution is quite complicated. However, we direct you to the top tip of the computer based on what happened on this field in the last three meetings - goal / goal prediction and wishes for great Sunday football emotions!
Valencia is dangerous in attack
Jose "Pepe" Bordalas has given a new look to Valencia. And this can be seen, even though only 4 rounds of La Liga have been played.
The team has nothing to do with their game from last season.
In defense they play very disciplined and compact. By pressing the opponent from the middle of the field.
At the same time, defenders allow themselves to play very rarely outside their position.
Thus, Valencia is currently a difficult team to overcome.
This is evidenced by the fact that they are the 4th team to allow the least number of positions in front of their own door in the xG rankings.
And they actually scored only 2 goals.
In attack they use direct style. With very few, mostly long passes.
Like the Bats, they create the most goal positions after Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.
However, their high efficiency of 9 goals is a bit misleading. Because two of them were on penalties.
Real Madrid scores a lot
Real Madrid, as already mentioned , has also been transformed.
And he plays in a much more attractive style. Who delights his followers.
There are no more countless short passes. Neither horizontal submissions.
It is also played in the so-called direct style.
It is not news that they have created the most goal positions of all the teams in La Liga or scored the most goals.
Prediction for Valencia - Real Madrid
After the draw on Saturday, Atletico Madrid led by one point to Real Madrid and Valencia.
And this duel becomes even more important.
As we have already specified, two identical styles meet in it.
In such situations, it is impossible to predict a final outcome.
And the match is decided by which team's players have a higher class.
I assure you that here too the forces are very equal.
You are aware of Real Madrid.
But Valencia, especially in attack, has plenty of performers with both brilliant class and form at the moment.
In defense, however, bats have difficulty in static positions.
And they allow very clean goal positions. Although so far they do not have one at home.
The White Ballet now comments a lot on the bad form and fatal mistakes of their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
What to choose then for the forecast?
From the facts set out above, I consider that:
1. Both teams should score in this match.
2. Strange as it may seem, but only a loss is completely unacceptable, at least from the point of view of Real Madrid.
It turned out that this combination also gives a very good coefficient.
I will play it with almost the maximum bet size.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Valencia have not lost in their last 4 games: 3-1-0.
- Real Madrid is in a series of 6 games without a loss: 4-2-0.
- Real have won just 2 of their last 8 visits to Valencia: 2-2-4.