Real Madrid will be looking for a response in La Liga this weekend after losing ground on Girona at the top of the standings last weekend. Valencia will be the visitors to the capital, as they bid to extend their unbeaten record in the competition to five matches.
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Real Madrid will play their final match before the international break on Saturday, as they welcome Valencia to the Bernabeu. The Spanish giants remain locked in a battle for top spot in the standings, but they would have been frustrated after being held to a second draw in three matches last weekend.
That slip-up enabled Girona to steal a march on their rivals, as they now sit two points clear of Real at the top of the standings. Madrid have won three of their previous four matches, but they will need to get back on track after a sluggish display in their most recent fixture. Real were below their best against Rayo Vallecano last weekend, as they played out a 0-0 draw in front of their home fans.
Valencia have certainly made a pleasing start to the new season this term, as they sit eighth in the standings after 12 rounds of matches. They have won five of their opening matches this term, and they could move into the top six with a famous victory on the road against Real this weekend.
Valencia should come into this fixture in good confidence after winning two of their previous three. Their most recent success was a nervy 1-0 victory against Granada in front of their home fans last weekend. Their winning goal in that fixture was netted in the seventh minute of injury time at the end of the first half by Pepelu.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Head to Head
Valencia landed a 1-0 win in the most recent match between these sides in the league. However, that win ended a four-game winning league record in this fixture for Real Madrid. However, Valencia have failed to win an away league match in Madrid since 2009.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Prediction
Valencia’s away record in this fixture would be a huge concern ahead of the showdown. Therefore, we expect Real to bounce back to winning ways at the Bernabeu, with Jude Bellingham getting on the scoresheet.
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