- Real Madrid and Valencia will clash in the Supercopa Semifinal in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday
- The tournament features the top four teams from last year’s La Liga campaign, with Barca and Atletico playing each other in the other semi
- Get the odds, pick, and betting preview below
Real Madrid will take on Valencia on Wednesday, January 8, kick-off at 2:00 pm EST in Saudi Arabia with a chance for both teams to play for a Supercopa trophy on Sunday. Los Blancos sits in first place in La Liga tied with Barcelona with 40 points, while Valencia is currently in sixth with 31 points.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Supercopa Odds
|Valencia||+0.5 (+105)||+310||Ov 3 (-105)|
|Real Madrid||-0.5 (-125)||-120||Un 3 (-115)|
Odds taken Jan 6
The last time these two sides met on December 15th, it resulted in a 1-1 draw. With numerous injuries coming into play for both teams, it could be a close result. However, Madrid enters Wednesday’s fixture in Saudi Arabia as -120 favorites.
Both Sides Without Key Players
This match on Wednesday could feature numerous players who don’t always see the pitch regularly, especially for Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and Eden Hazard have all been ruled out for this match against Valencia. Bale is dealing with a respiratory infection, while Benzema, who has been Zidane’s most clinical finisher this year with 12 La Liga goals, has a minor injury to his left leg. Hazard has been dealing with an ankle issue since late November and will also miss the Supercopa.
Madrid will have three players to choose from in place of Bale and Benzema, with Rodrygo Goes, Luka Jovic, and Vinicius Junior all available. This trio are all wonderful talents but haven’t seen a lot of minutes this term. It will be interesting to see how they fare in an important match like this.
It’s definitely a chance for someone like Luka Jovic to prove himself. After a breathtaking campaign last year with Frankfurt where he scored goals at a ridiculous rate, he’s struggled to find playing time at the Bernabeu. If Jovic can prove that he’s capable, he may earn the trust of Zidane and see more time on the pitch at the season rolls on.
— Real Madrid C.F. ???? (@realmadriden) January 6, 2020
Meanwhile, for Valencia, they will be without their main man in Rodrigo Moreno, who suffered a knee sprain on Saturday, but he will still be in the 26-man squad. It’s unlikely he will play as both sides are more focused on league results right now, so his absence will definitely be felt. The former Real Madrid man has handed out six assists this year for Alberto Celades’ side while also netting four times across all competitions. Madrid will look to handle Valencia midfielder Daniel Parejo, who leads his side with six goals this season.
— Valencia CF?? #AMUNTHome ? (@valenciacf_en) January 5, 2020
Madrid is Best Bet
Even without Bale and Benzema up top, Zidane’s side shouldn’t have any issue beating Valencia in this fixture. Vinicius Junior and Luka Jovic definitely bring promise in the final third and are both capable of creating some magic on the attack. With their backline featuring all their regulars led by Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, Madrid is more than capable of containing the Valencia attack.
It’s going to be a low scoring match, but Los Blancos will advance to the Supercopa final, facing either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid.
Pick: Real Madrid 1-0