Real Madrid vs Valencia H2H: Vinicius reunited with recent foes

Real Madrid and Valencia meet in the final weekend of La Liga action before the international break. The Real Madrid vs Valencia H2H favours the hosts, but Los Che have had their moments in this fixture too.

It’s a 21:00 kick-off local time this Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu with Los Blancos hoping to regain top spot from surprise package Girona and the Real Madrid vs Valencia stats mostly point to them doing just that.

Ronaldo vs Valencia
Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Valencia on 8th May 2016. Credit: Marca / Icon Sport

Real Madrid vs Valencia H2H Record

There have been 196 meetings in all competitions.

  • Real Madrid Wins: 104
  • Draws: 40
  • Valencia Wins: 52

This fixture dates back to the 1931/32 season and has been an almost ever present feature to the Spanish top flight ever since with Valencia only dropping down to the second tier on one brief occasion.

Real Madrid have won exactly twice as many matches overall as Valencia and that dominance has been more exaggerated in recent years. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 15 in 16 league meetings against Los Che as the side from the capital dominated throughout the 2010’s.

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Vinicius Junior and Thierry Correia on May 21, 2023 in Valencia, Spain – Photo by Icon sport

The last five Real Madrid vs Valencia H2Hs

Real Madrid had been enjoying a good run against Valencia until the most recent meeting.

Valencia 1-2 Real Madrid – 19 September 2021

The first meeting of the 2021/22 season was a dramatic affair. Hugo Duro fired Valencia into a lead which they held going into the final five minutes raising prospects of a night of celebration at Mestalla. However there was a sting in the tail as Real Madrid scored two late goals to turn the game on its head via Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid 4-1 Valencia – 8 January 2022

It was the same duo that did the damage a few months later with Vinicius and Benzema both bagging braces as Los Blancos cruised to a 4-1 win. It was a strong start to an excellent 2022 for Real Madrid who went on to win La Liga and the Champions League.

Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia (Real Madrid won 4-3 on penalties) – 11 January 2023

Valencia made it to the 2022 Copa del Rey Final which booked their place in January’s Supercopa in Saudi Arabia. Over 50,000 fans were present in Riyadh as Valencia gave a good account of themselves, taking the Semi-Final to penalties. 

Misses from Eray Comert and Jose Gaya ensured Los Blancos progressed to the Final though, although Real Madrid fans may wish they hadn’t gone through as they were well beaten by Barcelona a few days later.

Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia – 2 February 2023

The sides met a few weeks later in La Liga and this time it was a more routine experience for Real Madrid. They had to be patient but two goals early in the Second Half set Carlo Ancelotti’s side on their way with recent PSG signing Marco Asensio breaking the deadlock.

Valencia 1-0 Real Madrid – 21 May 2023

The most recent clash was in May of this year. It was a much bigger game for Valencia, who were fighting relegation, than it was for Real Madrid who were already out of title contention. Diego Lopez scored the only goal to the delight of Mestalla and Valencia went on to stay up, although the game was overshadowed by shocking racist abuse directed at Vinicius Junior.

Vinicius vs Valencia
Vinicius and Giorgi Mamardashvili clash on 21/5/23 – Photo by Icon sport

Real Madrid vs Valencia H2H: Potential MVP

The main dangerman for Real Madrid remains Jude Bellingham who has made an electric start to life in Spain. He is the top scorer in La Liga with 10 goals in 11 matches so far and should be fresh here after sitting out the midweek win in the Champions League.

The big question for Carlo Ancelotti is how to get the best out of not only Bellingham, but his Brazilian strike duo of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo who have been vastly outshone by the young Englishman so far this term.

Jude Bellingham
Credit: DeFodi Images / Icon Sport

Real Madrid vs Valencia H2H – Key trend

Real Madrid have won their last 5 home games against Valencia in La Liga, scoring 13 and conceding just 1.

That's something to consider when considering your predictions for this game and the Real Madrid vs Valencia recent H2Hs are very much in the home team’s favour. Especially with Bellingham in such stunning form, it’s hard to look past another home win here.

The hosts do have a few defensive selection issues though, so we’re going with Real Madrid to win 2-1 with Jude Bellingham to score first.

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Mark Sochon

Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.