Real's next ''finals'' is going to be against poor Valencia at Santiago Bernabeu today. We already said that every game until the end of the season will be a decisive one for their trophy aspirations. They have to keep on winning, and when we look at their opponents in this one, we think that this task is not going to be that problematic. But still...
Valencia is wandering in the middle of the table, in the last few season, and they are spending enormous money, and in return, they didn't get one single trophy, nor a good result or a system in their game. Maybe they are going to give their best today in order to prove their worth, and after all, they are from Catalonia, and they would like to help their compatriots from Barcelona.
You all know the situation around the team from Madrid. They and Barca have the same number of points, but Real has one game less, against Celta at Balaidos. This is their only advantage over Blaugrana at the moment. Los Blancos smashed Depotivo as expected during this midweek in an away game 2-6. Despite having many injury problems Real was extremely convincing putting down a show in Galicia. In 12 out of the last 13 games played in Madrid, they scored at least two goals, and also they have been very dominant at home as they have only one defeat during the entire season. That was against Barca seven days ago. In the rest 16 games, they have 12 victories and 4 defeats.
Valencia, meanwhile, is on the spot No.12 in La Liga and they are playing without pressure as they can't go up or down. It is strange how a team that has such great individuals isn't a bit more competitive. They are awful away from Mestalla recently. In the last seven games they have only one win, and in the 17 that they played so far this season, they have 4 wins, three draws, and 10 defeats.
In head-to-head matches, we have some interesting facts. When looking overall record Real has 100 victories, Valencia 55, while 40 matches ended wit a draw.
But when looking last five games, Valencia has more success. The Catalonians won two times, two games ended wth a draw and Real put down only one win. And in the last seven games against Real, Valencia scored two goals at least !!
Considering injured and suspended players, Real has no problems but Gareth Bale, but the Welsh superstar was well replaced in La Coruna and his absence won't be felt. Sergio Ramos is back after one game suspension and Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were resting against Deportivo, which means they will be fit for this game.
Among the visiting team, Eliaquim Mangala and Dani Parejo are back, but Simone Zaza and Joao Cancelo will skip this match because of suspensions.
Our pick for this game is over 3.5, and over 1.5 goals in the first halftime. Also, try Real scores three goals, but we think that previous two bets have much better odds.