Real Madrid Faces Valencia in the Highlight of La Liga This WeekendPublished April 29, 2017 by Florin P
Real Madrid needs all three points when Valencia comes to Bernabeu in the derby of La Liga Round 35 (3:15 p.m UK Time).
Real Madrid lost the derby against Barcelona but rebounded in style with a crushing victory over Osasuna. They are now trying to accumulate the necessary points to win the Spanish La Liga, before the Champions League resumes with the Derby of Madrid. Valencia is far behind in the standings and only a shadow of its former self, but still a team that the leaders can’t underestimate.
No More Injuries for Valencia
This was one of the worst seasons in recent history for Valencia, a team that changed several managers and no avail. They are still struggling in the second half of the standings and are unlikely to finish in the top 10 regardless of what happens in the remaining grounds. Even so, the timeless rivalry with Real Madrid will motivate the players to throw everything they’ve got.
The good news is that Valencia no longer has to worry about injured or suspended players, as the entire roster is fit to play. They don’t have home pitch advantage, but this wasn’t a big problem when they took on the best Spanish teams. Their performances against both Barcelona and Real Madrid were impressive the season and they managed to score plenty of goals against them.
A Careful Approach from Real Madrid
The home side is under a lot of pressure after squandering the considerable advantage it had at one point over Barcelona. Another defeat against Valencia would jeopardize their chances of winning the trophy and cause tremendous uproar in the nation’s capital. Under these circumstances, Real Madrid will play a more clinical football and try to bolster his defenses.
They have the advantage in the head to head record, but the points were split evenly in the last eight games. Valencia played quite well and scored a bucketful of goals against Real Madrid both at home and on the road. It’s worth taking the odds of 9/10 offered by bet365 Sports on the visitors not to lose by three goals or more.