On the 1st big match of this 2nd matchday of La Liga, two historic teams will face off.
Real Madrid will face off, on their 1st home match in the league this season, against Valencia, one of the team who has caused more problems to Real Madrid lately- for example, on the last 7 matches between both teams.
Real Madrid has only won twice (and never away from home, on that period), which reassures what I’ve stated.
From the Real Madrid side, we have two important absences, with Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo unavailable due to suspensions. From the visitors’ side, Gaya, Montoya and Nani are absent, while Gabriel is likely to be missing as well.
The “merengues” are continuing their good momentum that has started a few months ago, and are having an interesting start to the season.
Piling up good results (both results and performances) and already two titles conquered so far, beating two of the European football historical teams on the European Supercup final and the Spanish Supercup finals.
This match will be interesting to understand the improvement of the team at this stage and also the impact that Ronaldo’s and Sergio Ramos’ absences will have on the team.
From the Valencia side, the team is giving positive signs to their fans, having had a pre-season with good results and good indicators, followed by a win on their first official match against Las Palmas, in La Liga. This can and should be a good confidence booster for the players led by Marcelino Garcia Toral.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Betting Tip:
As I’ve said before, Valencia is, usually, such a tough team for “Los Blancos” (maybe even more than Barcelona) that, even on a darker period of their history.
As it has been since Peter Lim took over the club, the team hasn’t stopped giving Real Madrid some problems.
Adding that to the fact that they are missing two very important players, both offensively and defensively, namely Sergio Ramos (in my opinion, he is a much tougher absence than Ronaldo).
I believe that this will still be a close game and not a beatdown from Real Madrid.
I don’t think they will get their first easy triumph here, and I expect a Real Madrid win, but by a lower margin (I’d say 2-1 or 3-2, something like that).
|Valencia AH +2.5||