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Real Madrid vs Valencia Prediction & Match Preview
Real Madrid vs Valencia
Spanish Super Cup
Date: 11 January 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: King Fahd International Stadium (Riyadh).
Real Madrid will begin the Spanish Super Cup title-defense quest on Wednesday evening when they take on Valencia in the semifinal clash at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.
Los Blancos defeated Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on the way to the title last year. They are set as big favorites to dispatch the Copa del Rey runners-up Valencia here.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men will come into the game off the back of a disappointing performance in the 2-1 defeat at Villarreal on Saturday afternoon in La Liga.
Knowing that Barcelona saw off Atletico Madrid on Sunday, Los Blancos are now three points shy of the Catalans at the top of the league ladder.
Valencia will enter the match in even lower spirits. They suffered a shocking 0-1 defeat at home to relegation-threatened Cadiz on Friday.
It was the second successive league loss for Los Che who dropped to the 11th place in the league ladder as a consequence.
The fact Valencia only managed to register two shots on target against the leaky Cadiz defense says enough about their current form.
If we count mid-season friendlies, Gennaro Gattuso’s troops lost four of the previous five matches in all competitions.
This is certainly not the kind of form you want to carry into the clash against one of the best teams in Spain.
We thus see big value in backing Real Madrid to win to nil at the 2.62 odds. We will alternatively take Real Madrid’s top scorer Karim Benzema to find the back of the net on Wednesday at the 1.72 odds.