Will Vinicius Jr score big in November? The Brazilian has signed a new contract that will keep him at Real Madrid until 2027, earning a significant wage increase, and a new €1bn (£873m) release clause inserted into his deal.
Vinicius Jr can be considered to be brave in signing a new contract at Madrid, considering the racist abuse he has received since arriving in Spain. However, he clearly has a strong mindset and determination to make things right, having won the Socrates Award at the Ballon d'Or ceremony for fighting against racism and his hard work in education in his home country of Brazil.
With the Brazilian clearly eager to ignore the background noise that has blighted his time in Spain so far, Vinicius Jr's form could now surge, and so we take a look at his previous record against his upcoming opponents this November, and his chances of getting on the scoresheet.
Will Vinicius Jr score? – November 2023 tips
A thrilling month ahead concludes with Real's home clash against Napoli, but first come two games that should be a formality for Los Blancos.
Rayo Vallecano (H) – 5th November
Remember remember the 5th November. Rayo Vallecano are Vinicius Jr's first opponents in La Liga after signing his new contract, and he has a decent individual record against them.
He has won three of the four games he has played against them, losing the other one, and has scored one goal and made one assist.
Vinicius Jr to score vs Rayo Vallecano odds
Vinicius Jr is favourite overall to open or close the scoring at 4.33 each (Implied probability (IP): 23.1%) and priced at 2.00 (IP: 50%) to score at any time.
Braga (H) – 8th November
Vinicius Jr's first and only appearance against Braga came in the UEFA Champions League last week. He grabbed both assists as Madrid won 2-1 in Portugal, putting them in pole position to qualify from their group.
A win at the Santiago Bernabeu next Wednesday would ensure qualification for the knockout stages.
Vinicius Jr to score vs Braga odds
Once the player markets are live, Vinicius Jr will again be amongst the top-three candidates to score first, and will command short odds on the basis of Real Madrid being 1.25 favourites to win (IP: 80%).
Valencia (H) – 11th November
Again, Vinicius Jr's record against Valencia is pretty good, having won six of the nine times he has faced them, drawing once and losing twice. He has also scored and assisted against them, but sadly received a red card when they played in La Liga in May.
The 23-year-old was sent off for violent conduct after reacting to racist abuse he received, something he has had to deal with multiple times in Spain.
Vinicius Jr to score vs Valencia odds
To be confirmed.
Cadiz CF (A) – 26th November
The first game for Vinicius Jr after November's international break is a trip to Cadiz in La Liga. He has won twice in the four times he has faced them, drawing once and losing the other.
Vinicius Jr to score vs Cadiz odds
TBC. Vinicius has never scored against Cadiz, which is something he will be hoping to rectify, but has assisted against them before now.
SSC Napoli (H) – 29th November
Los Blancos will be hoping to have their Champions League group wrapped up by the time Napoli visit the Bernabeu. Real Madrid could take a more sedate approach if this turns out to be the case, though the goalscoring markets – and Vinicius Jr's involvement – wouldn't be unduly affected.
Vinicius Jr to score vs Napoli odds
TBC. He made his sole appearance against them in the reverse fixture, getting himself on the scoresheet as Madrid won 3-2 in Naples in early October.