Real Madrid is coming off of a 3-0 win against Braga in the UEFA Champions League group stage, making it four wins in four matches. However, a 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano in La Liga cost them the top spot after 12 matches. They are now aiming to claim another three points against Valencia to put pressure on Girona, who currently sits at the top of the standings.
Valencia arrives at Santiago Bernabeu in decent form, remaining undefeated in their last four league outings as they aim to qualify for European competition next season. The match is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. local time.
In terms of odds, the moneyline lean favors Real Madrid (-330), with a score prediction of 2-0 in favor of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid has not been in free-scoring form lately, with the win against Braga being the first match in which they scored more than two goals in five matches. Valencia, on the other hand, has struggled to find the back of the net, scoring only 15 goals in their 11 La Liga fixtures. They have also struggled at Santiago Bernabeu, failing to win in their last 15 league visits and not scoring in three of their last four trips to the stadium.
A flier bet suggests picking Vinicius Junior to score first, with odds at +400. Vinicius has a history of performing well against Valencia, scoring four goals in his last four La Liga matches against the club. Overall, he has scored four goals this season, including one against Braga in midweek.
The match promises to be an intense encounter, with Real Madrid looking to bounce back from their recent draw and Valencia aiming to continue their undefeated streak. It remains to be seen whether Real Madrid can secure another crucial victory in their quest for the top spot in the La Liga standings.