Real Madrid welcomes Valencia in a derby match of the 36th round of the Spanish Primera Division. The meeting is with great importance for both teams, as his match is the most - difficult for them in the remaining circles until the end of the season. Their targets are huge and when we see their places in the table it becomes clear that the teams will fall into a hard battle. Quite expectedly the "Royal Club" is favorite according to leading bookmakers with odds for home success at 1.40, with a draw at 4.50 and 8.50 for the victory of the guests.
Real Madrid is two points behind Barcelona in the fight for the championship. In the remaining three rounds, the "White Ballet" will hope Barca to slip up to open the way to the title, but before that Carlo Ancelotti`s players must win their three remaining matches. That is why the upcoming match with Valencia is so important, because anything other than victory would mean an end to their ambitions for triumph in La Liga. There is some other huge challenge for Real Madrid and this is Juventus. Next Wednesday is the second leg of the Champions League, and the "Royal Club" catching up after the defeat from this week with1:2 in Torino. So, the thought for the rematch against the Italian champion will affect the boys of Carlo Ancelotti. With injuries in the camp of Real Madrid are still Luka Modric and Karim Benzema.
Valencia continues the pursuit of his dream - qualify for the playoffs for the Champions League. "Bats" occupies the fourth place with a lead of three points ahead of the fifth Sevilla. So a possible defeat at the "Santiago Bernabeu" on Saturday and eventual success of Sevillians will put them on equal points, two rounds before the end of the season in La Liga. Valencia made a very successful campaign and will not be surprised if leaves Madrid with a point, and even with something more. The team lost once in the last 14 matches in La Liga, so this presentation speaks for strong current shape. Rodrigo is the only player who remains out of the group, because is punished.
Valencia won with 2 1 at the beginning of this year against Real Madrid and interrupted a long series without success over the "Royal Club". Now, the guests will have a far harder task, and the forecast analyzed by messi best for under 2.5 goals in this game does not seem a bad option.
Prediction: Under 2.5 goals @ 3.10 at bet365