Match date: 03 Jan 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: over 3
| Match result:
2-2 - Won
In probably most interesting match of 18th round in Spanish Primera Valencia will host Real Madrid. Valencia is coming here after defeat against Villarreal in previous round and now are facing with one of the strongest teams in Spain. Valencia is in pretty bad shape and they are struggling to find their form in this season. Currently are at 11th position at the table and must try to improve their form, they also have failed to reach Champions league knockout stage and their European journey will be continued in Europa league as they ended at 3rd position in group H. Valencia must try to consolidate their squad and improve their form, it will be vary hard now to earn some points against very strong opponent especially because they are in pretty bad shape. Valencia achieved only two victories in last ten matches in all competition and I believe that tells us enough about their shape, but they must try to find consistency in their game. They will for sure give their best to earn some points here but to achieve that must show much more than so far in this season. Coach Gary Neville can't count on goalkeeper Diego Alves, attacking midfielders Sofiane Feghouli (15/3), Zakaria Bakkali (13/1), Rodrigo (10/0) ,they will miss this match due to injuries, while defenders Jose Gaya (17/0) and Shkodran Mustafi (17/2) are also having problems with injuries and their appearances are in doubt.
Real Madrid meanwhile is in good form. They are currently at 3rd position at the table with one match and five points less than 1st placed Atletico Madrid. They must go for a victory in order to keep up with league leaders, Real suffered only three defeats in this campaign and all three were in Primera, against Barcelona, Sevilla and Villarreal. They are now coming here after victory over Real Sociedad 3:1 while before that achieved amazing convincing victory over Rayo Vallecano at home 10:2. Real Madrid has really great squad and they are one of main pretenders for the title, they also managed to reach Champions league knockout stage as 1st placed team in group A. So far Real achieved great results, they had a few gaps but now will for sure give their best to achieve another victory. Real Madrid is most effective team in Spain with 45 goals scored in previous 17 rounds while also showed good defensive skills and conceded 16. All in all this have been successful season for Real so far and them and now will go for a victory and try to start 2016 with positive outcome. All players are fully fit and ready for this match.
Valencia is not in their best shape, they are struggling to find their form in season and now have a really hard task to earn some points against great Real, while Real Madrid will for sure go for a victory and try to continue with great results in 2016, I expect open and interesting match and over 3 goals to be scored.