Match Today: Real Madrid vs Valencia 11-01-2023 Spanish Super Cup
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Real Madrid begin the defense of the Spanish Super Cup with a semi-final match against Valencia, the winner of this match being played in Saudi Arabia will face either Real Betis or Barcelona in the final on January 15th.
Real must bounce back from a shock 2-1 defeat by Villarreal last weekend and a one-point loss that left them a point behind leaders Barcelona, qualifying for this four-team tournament after winning the La Liga title last season.
They have won two straight games since the Spanish season resumed but then lost their second away game in three. Real Madrid have won their last three games against Valencia and haven't lost against them since 2020.
Valencia are currently 11th in the La Liga standings and have not been in their best form so far this season. Los Che fell to a 1-0 defeat against Cadiz in their previous match and will need to be at their best in this match. Real, on the other hand, are occupying Madrid are second in the league table at the moment and have been fairly impressive this season. Los Blancos were beaten 2-1 by Villarreal in their previous league game and will need to recover this week.
Real Madrid vs Valencia
Valencia qualified for the Spanish Super Cup by finishing runners-up in the Copa del Rey last season. This is their first appearance in the Super Cup since the 2019/20 season and they won this competition once but way back in 1999.
They are 11th in La Liga and just four points above the relegation zone. The weekend saw them lose 1-0 at home to Cádiz, and they have won just one of their last eight La Liga matches.
Since the resumption of the Spanish season, they have lost two matches in the league, but they beat La Nucia in the Copa del Rey. Their form in the Spanish league away from home is poor this season, and they scored only one victory.
Returning to Real Madrid to reach the final While Real Madrid have an excellent squad at their disposal but are yet to reach their peak this season, the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo can pack a punch on their day and will need to make their mark in this fixture.
Valencia vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid have won their last three matches against Valencia. Real Madrid are the Spanish Super Cup holders. Valencia have won just one of their last eight league matches.
Valencia are struggling on their travels with only one La Liga win this season. Real Madrid are favorites to reach the Spanish Super Cup final. They lost at the weekend but must be able to deal with an out-of-form Valencia.
Their La Liga opponents are struggling and haven't won a league match since the season resumed, while Real Madrid have lost two of their last four La Liga matches and conceded six goals in those matches.
Valencia have lost their last two La Liga matches and conceded three goals during this period, with their previous victory in the competition against Real Betis in November last year. Real Madrid have conceded 16 goals in 16 La Liga games so far this season - the sixth-best defensive record in history. The league table at the moment, Valencia have suffered seven defeats in La Liga so far this season - the joint highest tally among the competition's top 13 teams.