Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid - Los Blancos tipped to find things easy at home

Striker Karim Benzema set to star for Real Madrid in comfortable victory over Valladolid
Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid
Real Madrid are tipped to cliam comfortable home win over Real Valladolid in La Liga (Getty Images)

Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


It is the first home match of the season for Real Madrid as they face Real Valladolid in a La Liga clash at the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos should be too strong and cover the -2 handicap market with Karim Benzema to find the net having scored nine goals in his last 10 La Liga matches.

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Real Madrid began their La Liga campaign with a 3-1 victory at Celta Vigo. Karim Benzema opened the scoring in the first half while Lucas Vazquez and Toni Kroos added further goals before the hosts pulled one back in added time.

With Barcelona suffering a defeat in their opening fixture, Los Blancos will be hoping to steal an early march in the title race. They are backed at odds 1.20 for a win in their first home fixture of the season, but with 15 goals in their last five matches against Valladolid a -2 handicap bet offers more value. 

Karim Benzema was fantastic for Madrid last season and appears to have picked up where he left off. Summer signing Eden Hazard remains sidelined with injury while Luka Modric is suspended following a red card against Celta Vigo.

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Real Madrid have won five of their last six home matches in La Liga (Getty Images)

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Real Valladolid were also victorious in their opening fixture as they triumphed 2-1 at Real Betis. Sergi Guardiola opened the scoring in the second half while Oscar Plano netted the winner one minute from time after the hosts had drawn level. 

Valladolid may have beaten 10-man Real Betis last time out but they face a much bigger test against the title chasers. Their recent trips to the Santiago Bernabeu have ended in defeat and at odds of 13.00, bookmakers are almost certain that poor run will continue while a draw is priced at 7.50.

Oscar Plano and Sergi Guardiola have already hit the ground running this season following their fine display at Betis. They should retain their place in the team while Enes Unal could replace Sandro Ramirez who is currently on a lengthy goal drought.

Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid Head to Head 


Real Madrid have 58 wins and 19 draws while Real Valladolid have claimed 15 victories from 92 previous matches. Madrid have won eight of the last nine meetings between both teams, including a 4-1 La Liga victory back in March with Karim Benzema scoring a brace. 

Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid Match Up


Karim Benzema has scored nine goals in his last 10 La Liga matches and will be the one to watch for Madrid. He also scored twice against Valladolid last season and will be confident of getting a few goals on Saturday. 

With Valladolid expected to play second fiddle on Saturday, their attacking players could be starved of service. Oscar Plano and Sergi Guardiola are likely to struggle against the Madrid backline.

Karim Benzema
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has scored nine goals in his last 10 La Liga matches (Getty Images)

Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid Key Statistics 


  • Real Madrid have won 5 of their last 6 home matches (La Liga).
  • Real Madrid have scored 3+ goals in 6 of their last 8 matches against Real Valladolid (all competitions).
  • Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has scored 9 goals in his last 10 matches (La Liga).
  • Real Valladolid have lost 8 of their last 9 matches against Real Madrid (all competitions).

Verdict

Having put three past Celta Vigo last time out, Real Madrid will be confident of securing another comfortable victory on Saturday. A -2 handicap is the tip here at 2.30 while Karim Benzema is also backed to get on the score sheet in a comfortable Real Madrid win. 

Score & Win Tip: Benzema & Madrid Win @ 1.76 at bet365 - 3 Units
Handicap Bet: Real Madrid -2 @ 2.30 at bet365 - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Benzema @ 4.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Real Madrid v Valladolid

Score & Win Tip

Bet 3 Win 5.28
Benzema & Madrid Win

Handicap Bet

Bet 2 Win 4.60
Real Madrid -2

First Goalscorer Tip

Bet 1 Win 4.00
Benzema
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