Last Updated on January 30, 2023 4:27 pm by Erwin Noguera
Before LaLiga Santander faces its 20th matchday of the 2022/23 season, we will enjoy two spectacular matches that are rescheduled from two weeks ago. Betis vs. Barcelona and then Real Madrid vs. Valencia.
These matches were postponed due to the commitments of these four teams in the Spanish Super Cup held in Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago. Now, with only three days of rest, the teams are ready to fight for these three points that taste like glory for each of them and their aspirations to be better placed in the standings.
Right now, FC Barcelona continues to lead the standings with a five-point difference concerning Real Madrid, so, from now on, every game becomes an absolute final for them.
Thursday, February 02 at 03:00 PM ET at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Real Madrid -224
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Why Bet on Real Madrid
Real Madrid is not in the best shape for this match. Although their opponents were Real Sociedad, one of the best teams this season, they did not have the necessary effectiveness to open the scoring. Despite firing seven shots on goal, neither Vinicius, Benzema, or Rodrygo were able to beat the Real goalkeeper.
With this draw, Real Madrid now moves five points away from FC Barcelona, and, in addition, they will have to play this midweek match with few days of rest against a complicated rival like Valencia.
There is no doubt that Madrid needs to return to their best form immediately to continue with the mission of fighting for the LaLiga Santander title.
Why Bet on Valencia
On the other hand, we have FC Valencia, one of the most iconic teams in LaLiga Santander, undoubtedly having a season to forget. In general, this period will be a stain in the club’s history as adding to their economic difficulties due to the new stadium fiasco, they have 4 seasons without European Football since their last Champions League qualification. In this championship, they look closer to the second division than to reaching an international stage.
The team arrives at this matchday accumulating four consecutive matches without knowing the victory, with three defeats and one draw. Similarly, we must highlight a positive aspect of Valencia, as it is the only team in the lower part of the table with a positive goal differential at +4, as they scored 25 goals and conceded 21.
With five wins, five draws, and eight losses, Valencia is 14th in the table and only 1 point above the relegation zone.
Valencia could not with Valladolid in their last match and lost with a score of 0-1.
Final Betting Analysis: Real Madrid vs. Valencia
Real Madrid dominates the historical series against Valencia. There is no doubt about that. In the last 20 matches, Real Madrid has won 11 games, Valencia 4, while five games have ended in a draw.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors Real Madrid at -224, while Valencia starts at +224.
Valencia may play a more defensive game to try to take advantage of the spaces left by Real Madrid on the counterattack. However, the home side urgently needs this victory and will go for the kill. That is why our betting selection is a victory for Real Madrid with a score of 3-1.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline Real Madrid. For example, if you put $100 on Real Madrid at -224, you’ll be looking at a $44.64 win with a total payout of $144.64.
Real Madrid vs. Valencia Betting Pick: Real Madrid