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In-form Valencia can stun title hopefuls Madrid

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Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos are fighting to edge past Barcelona in their hunt for a La Liga crown but Valenica will provide a tough test

Real Madrid will face a tough visit from Valenica in a potentially thrilling La Liga encounter at the Bernabeu, with plenty of attacking threat set to be on show.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Galacticos are chasing down the Spanish league crown, with El Clasico rivals Barcelona currently leading proceedings, but they may he hindered by their Champions League exploits.

Los Che are a best priced 13/2 with Bet365 to stun the reigning European champions in the Spanish capital, having already secured victory in the reverse leg at the Mestalla Stadium.
The visitors will also be boosted by the fact the last three meetings at the Bernabeu between these sides have ended in a draw, and they are also yet to taste defeat to a Madrid-based side this current campaign.

Valencia will be firing on all cylinders, as they know that a win over Los Blancos and a win for Celta Vigo over top four rivals Sevilla means they will be guaranteed a Champions League place for the first time since the 2011/12 season.

Another stalemate in this fixture can be taken up at 9/2 with both BetVictor and Bet365, with the visitors surely high on confidence, having ended Madrid’s club record of 22 consecutive wins in all competitions last year.

Los Che sharpshooter Dani Parejo has struck 12 La Liga goals this current campaign, a great return considering he has only netted 14 in his Spanish league career before this term. The former Madrid midfielder, who came through Real’s youth academy, is a 5/1 chance with Sky Bet to score again against his old club.

Astute Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi netted the winner against Real in the reverse clash and he is a 14/1 shot with Sky Bet to strike again in his latest appearance at anytime. Prolific poacher Paco Alcacer has been superb this season and is 9/1 with Betfred to open the scoring at the Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, Real have obvious talent in abundance, with Cristiano Ronaldo 13/5 with Ladbrokes to bag a brace or more, Isco 3/1 with Bet365 to strike anytime and Javier Hernandez a 19/4 shot to strike last with 888.com.

Betting tip: Valencia to beat Madrid @ 13/2 with Bet365

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