Valencia vs Real Madrid LaLiga Live Football Score 8 Nov 2020
Real Madrid will aim to keep their unbeaten run going when they take on Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday to round off Matchday 9 in La Liga.
The dreaded international break is nearly upon us, with just a few more games left to be played in every league. Matchday 9 of the 2020/21 La Liga season will be completed at the Mestalla on Sunday, as Valencia play hosts to reigning champions Real Madrid, with both teams eager for all three points.
Valencia are a club in shambles at the moment, as the problems off the field continue to mount. After a summer that saw the squad being ripped apart, Los Che are in all sorts of trouble, with Javi Gracia only in his job due to a contractual obligation. After their first eight La Liga games, Valencia are 15th on the table, just two points clear of 18th-placed Huesca.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, are in the upper echelons of the La Liga standings even if they have not quite been in top gear in the early stages of the season. Even so, Los Blancos have dropped points just twice so far this term in the league and come into this game on the back of a 3-2 win over Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League.
The corresponding fixture last season ended in a 1-1 draw, as Karim Benzema rescued a point for Real Madrid after Carlos Soler had handed Valencia the lead midway through the second half. Ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter.
Valencia 0-2 Real Madrid
Make no mistake about it. Valencia, despite all their problems, have what it takes to give Real Madrid a run for their money. However, the Merengues are building momentum at just the right time, with fixtures starting to pile up.
With only three teams having a worse defensive record than Valencia, the hosts will definitely be fancying their chances. The objective will also be to keep a rare clean sheet and this might finally be the game where Thibaut Courtois keeps an elusive shut-out for the first time in over a month. The Hard Tackle, therefore, predicts a 2-0 win for Real Madrid, with Vinicius Jr. making an impact.