Third vs second : Valencia vs Real Madrid
Valencia and Real Madrid may be separated by one position on the table but they are fourteen points apart as the two teams meet in the first fixture of La Liga's round 33.
However, the result of this fixture could have a huge bearing on the title destination especially if Real Madrid were to drop points.
Real trail Barcelona by eight points with six league matches left.
A win for Real will guarantee them a worst finish of second place and that could see the gap between Valencia and fourth placed Villarreal reduced to just three points should Villarreal win its match against Sevilla.
Valencia has only lost three times at home for its haul of 31 points amassed at the Mestalla.
Real has drawn four and won ten matches on the road.
Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:
|Failed to score||6||6|
|Ave. goals scored||2.3||1.7|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.7||1.1|
|Biggest win||Real Madrid 7 - 0 Málaga||Valencia 5 - 0 Villarreal |
|Biggest loss||Barcelona 5 - 0 Real Madrid||Zaragoza 4 - 0 Valencia|
|Scored 3 or more||13||6|
|Conceded 3 or more||1||3|
|Scored 5 or more||4||1|
|Conceded 5 or more||1||0|
|Ave. goals scored||2.9||1.8|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.5||0.9|
|Ave. goals scored||1.6||1.6|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.9||1.3|