Insight and Analysis: Real Madrid vs Valencia LaLiga 2022 Match Prediction and Preview
Real Madrid vs Valencia LaLiga 2022 Match Prediction, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Preview and Where to Watch.
Madrid’s 2022 campaign got off to a shaky start as they lost 1-0 to Getafe on Sunday.Conceding their second-earliest goal of the season.
And offering renewed hope to a chasing group with games in hand.
The omens for the 34-time champions remain bright.Since the Getafe defeat came after an 11-game unbeaten streak in La Liga (LL) (W9, D2).
The fact that the majority of the nine victories (six) came by a single goal serves as a cautionary note.
Regardless, the ‘Galacticos’ demonstrated an ability to seize the lead early and hold on.Leading at the hour mark in all but one of their victories.
Valencia, who are now in mid-table, lost their last LL match despite being favorites. However, because ‘Los Murciélagos’ are outsiders in this town, there is no pressure to perform.
José Bordalás’ men, on the other hand, would equal their record as LL matchday underdogs this season if they were to pull off an upset and win (W3, D4, L4).
Such a result seemed improbable, given that they last defeated ‘Los Blancos’ on hostile ground in March 2008.And they entered 2022 with only two league shutouts on the road all season.
However, the most recent of these was against currently more powerful opponents (Sociedad, Nov 21).
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If a goal is scored early in the game, it will be the hosts’ 200th LL home goal versus Valencia. Karim Benzema is a strong contender for the award.Having scored a brace in the first 10 minutes of Real’s 2021 final victory.
Gonçalo Guedes scored either side of halftime in Valencia’s last league triumph.Hoping to lead the Bats’ best moves once more.
Real has led the group at New Year’s in eight (73%) of their 11 LL titles won under the 38-game format.
A number of Real Madrid players, including important winger Vinicius Junior, have returned from COVID.
Luka Modric, Thibaut Courtois, and Karim Benzema were all rested during the week but will be available for selection.
Gareth Bale is sidelined with an undisclosed ailment that has been ruled out as an injury.
Luka Jovic is a question mark for COVID, while Dani Carvajal is regaining his fitness and is unlikely to be risked right away.
In a major setback for Valencia, Carlos Soler sustained an injury in midweek and has been ruled out.
Gabriel Paulista is still out, and Hugo Duro has also been ruled out.
Toni Lato and Dimitri Folquier are both questionable.
Denis Cheryshev could preserve his spot if he scores this week.
Despite being overlooked frequently in recent weeks, Maxi Gomez is expected to return to the starting lineup.
Real Madrid has won all 19 of their home games this season (LaLiga).
In their last nine home matches against Valencia, Real Madrid has scored at least two goals in all competitions.
In all competitions, Real Madrid has gone undefeated in their last 15 home encounters against Valencia.
In their last seven home games, Real Madrid has preserved a clean sheet in five of them (LaLiga).
In all competitions, Real Madrid has preserved a clean sheet in their last three home fixtures against Valencia.
In Valencia’s last four games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (LaLiga).
In five of Real Madrid’s last six games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (LaLiga).
Real Madrid were defeated by Getafe last time out in their first game back from the Christmas break.
Real Madrid had not lost in 16 games, and it was only the second time in 13 that they had not won.
The result came after a win against Athletic Club before the break.And Sevilla’s lead has now been sliced to just five points thanks to their win over the weekend.
They’ve also participated in more games than their Andalusian rivals.
During the week, Real Madrid competed in the Copa del Rey against Alcoyano, who upset them in the same competition last season.
Valencia were also in Copa action, defeating Cartagena 2-1 thanks to Carlos Soler’s goal and Denis Cheryshev’s injury-time winner.
Los Ché were defeated by Espanyol last time out in La Liga. They took the lead through Omar Aldarete.But tired legs and a red card for Toni Lato late on saw them lose, conceding twice in five minutes.
Despite the fact that they are still inside two points of the top six, they are likely to lose again tonight as Real Madrid looks to get back on track.
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