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  • April 23, 2011
  • • 12:00 PM
  • • Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia
  • Referee: Miguel Pérez Lasa
  • • Attendance: 45000
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La Liga Preview: Valencia - Real Madrid

La Liga Preview: Valencia - Real Madrid

Fresh from its Copa del Rey success against Spanish champions Barcelona, Real Madrid return to the Mestalla to face Valencia in La Liga


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Valencia: Guaita; Miguel, Stankevicius, Topal, R. Costa, Mathieu; Pablo, Banega, T. Costa, Mata; Soldado

Brescia


Real Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Carvalho, Marcelo; X. Alonso, Pepe; Ozil, Kaka, Ronaldo; Benzema

AC Milan



DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Valencia has turned hot in front of goal in recent weeks, bagging at least three goals in its last three league matches

  • It’s been nearly two decades since the six-time Spanish champions enjoyed such a run of four games – 1992 was the last time they posted such a feat

  • The Mestalla outfit may be doing well generally in front of goal, but its been shut out in three of the last four games
  • Unai Emery’s side is chasing a record points tally. Never before has it earned more than 77 in a season, but the team is only 14 points short of that figure this term with six games still remaining
  • Real Madrid has an excellent recent record when traveling to the Mestalla, having lost only one of its last six outings at the venue
  • Moreover, Madrid has won all of its last three encounters against Valencia
  • Even more encouragingly for Jose Mourinho’s men, they’ve played four of their last six league matches immediately after playing Barcelona, so they certainly don’t show many signs of a hangover
  • Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain should be a player to watch in the visiting side as he has scored four times in his last four encounters against the east coast outfit
  • Though the Bernabeu side has a remarkable record this term, it has yet to win four away games in succession in the league, though this match represents a chance to do just that


LAST MEETING



December 4, 2010: Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia


Coming off the back of a Clasico whacking by Barcelona, there were serious questions asked of Jose Mourinho’s side prior to the meeting with Valencia at the Bernabeu. With typical efficiency, the home side saw off its guests thanks to a brace of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, though Madrid only pulled away in the final 20 minutes, once David Albelda had been dismissed.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Valencia

Real Madrid

Wins
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3
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

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Valencia Club de Fútbol Valencia
Draw
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
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20%
74%

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