Valencia vs Real Madrid: Statistical Preview

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Tomorrow, the reigning European champions travel to Mestalla for their 16th La Liga match of the season. Needless to say, Real will start 2015 with a very tough set of fixtures as they face Atletico at the Calderon in the Copa del Rey 3 days after the Valencia match and then host Espanyol before the return leg vs Atletico. This match will be particularly hard as Real face a Valencia that is in-form with only 3 losses from their 16 Liga matches this season. A win for Valencia will also bring them 1 point from 3rd placed Atletico so the motivation will be definitely there. Finally, Valencia will be hoping to turn in a good result after suffering an agonising 94th minute defeat at home vs Barca just over a month ago, so a win/draw tomorrow vs the Liga leaders would be a momentum boost for the upcoming matches.

Cristiano scored in his last match at Mestalla

Cristiano scored in his last match at Mestalla

Team News

Real Madrid will hope for Sergio Ramos and Marcelo to be at 100% yet the the former shows very little signs for recovering fast enough to feature tomorrow as Ramos has not trained with the team yesterday. Marcelo however has trained normally with the team yet his lack of match-time will probably hurt his chances of participating, much to the delight of Valencia. Ancelotti will probably call on Varane and Coentrao to fill Ramos and Marcelo’s positions while the rest of the positions are unlikely to see any change. On the other hand, Valencia will be with their new 25 million signing Enzo Perez. They will however, miss Javi Fuego’s efforts as he was booked for the 5th time vs Eibar and is therefore suspended for tomorrow’s clash.

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Valencia Pre-Match Stats

  • Only Real Madrid and Barcelona have lost less matches than Valencia in La Liga this season.
  • Valencia (13) have the second strongest defence in La Liga this season (behind Barcelona, 7).
  • No Valencia player has scored more than 6 goals in La Liga this season.
  • Valencia have not won 2 consecutive matches in over 2 months.
  • Valencia have conceded 9 goals in their last 7 matches in all competitions.
  • Valencia have scored 8 goals in their last 3 matches in all competitions.
  • Valencia have won just 3 of their last 8 matches in all competitions.
  • Valencia have 2 wins from their last 6 La Liga matches.
  • Valencia have kept a clean sheet in just 2 of their last 5 Liga matches.
  • Valencia have won 1, drawn 1, and lost 1 of their last 3 home Liga matches.
  • Valencia have scored 6 goals in their last 6 Liga matches, while conceding 4 in the process.
  • Valencia have scored 18 goals in their 8 home matches in La Liga this season.
  • Valencia have conceded just 4 goals and kept 4 clean sheets in their 8 home Liga matches.
  • Valencia have won just 5 of their last 11 Liga matches.
  • It has been 5 years and a half (or 10 matches) since Valencia last defeated Real in La Liga.
  • Valencia have scored 10 goals in their last 7 matches vs Real in La Liga.
  • Valencia have kept just 6 clean sheets in their 18 matches in all competitions this season.

Real Madrid Pre-Match Stats

  • Cristiano Ronaldo alone has scored just 3 goals less than Valencia’s entire squad this season (32 vs 35).
  • Real Madrid have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 7 Liga matches at Mestalla.
  • Real Madrid have won each of their last 5 away Liga matches vs Valencia.
  • Real Madrid average 4 goals per game in their last 5 Liga visits to Mestalla.
  • Real Madrid have won 7 of their last 8 Liga visits to Mestalla.
  • Real Madrid have conceded 12 goals in their last 6 away Liga matches vs Valencia.
  • Real Madrid have lost just 2 of their last 17 Liga matches vs Valencia.
  • Real Madrid are the team with the most league goals in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues this season.
  • No team in all of Europe has scored more league goals away from home than Real Madrid (31 goals).
  • Real Madrid average almost 4 goals per away Liga game (3.86) this season.
  • Real Madrid have won each of their last 12 Liga matches, the longest streak in Europe this season.
  • Real Madrid have won each of their last 7 away Liga matches, the longest streak in Europe this season.
  • Real Madrid are currently on a 13-match winning streak away from home in all competitions.
  • Real Madrid have conceded just 3 goals in their last 10 away matches in all competitions.
  • Real Madrid have scored 33 goals in their last 10 matches away from home.
  • Real Madrid have lost just 2 of their last 11 away Liga matches.
  • Real Madrid have scored 35 goals in their last 9 Liga matches.
  • Real Madrid have outscored Valencia 27-12 in their last 10 Liga meetings with them.
  • Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 5 away Liga matches vs Valencia.
  • Real Madrid have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 Liga visits to Mestalla.
  • Real Madrid have failed to score in just 1 of their last 10 Liga matches vs Valencia.
  • No team in history has defeated Valencia more times than Real Madrid in La Liga (83 times).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has 4 goals in 4 games vs Valencia in Mestalla.
  • Real Madrid have scored 49 goals in just 16 matches away from home this season in all competitions (3.06 per match).
  • Real Madrid have lost just 2 of their 16 away matches in all competitions this season.
  • Real Madrid are just one goal away from reaching 250 goals in all competitions with Carlo Ancelotti as manager.
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