Real Madrid will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Estadio de Mestalla this Sunday to play struggling Valencia.
The hosts have four games to save the bad season that has saw them lose 17 league games to sit close to the relegation zone.
A 2-1 win over Celta Vigo in the last game put them on course for survival as it moved them three points ahead of 18th position.
As such, their survival destiny is now in their own hands, and the signs are encouraging for them as they have lost just one of their last five league games (W3, D1).
Key to that late-season revival is their home form. Valencia have lost only one of their last six La Liga games as hosts (W3, D2). And even more impressive is that they have lost only one of the last four head-to-head meetings with Real Madrid (W2, D1).
But with both teams scoring in each of the last ten meetings at this ground, there could at least be goals aplenty in this one.
However, Real Madrid seems to be struggling in front of goal, having failed to score in their last outing, an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League.
That result means that Madrid have scored more than one goal in just one of their last five games in all competitions.
Having crashed out of the UCL, their focus is on finishing in the top two places in La Liga. Ahead of this tie, they hold a two-point advantage over city rivals Atlético, so the race for the second position could go down to the wire, especially given their recent struggles away from home.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have won just one of their last five La Liga road fixtures (D1, L3), so they’ll be hoping that the lack of any other distractions can help them focus entirely on the job they need to do in the league.
That said, BTTS/GG is highly likely in this game, given that both teams have scored in the last ten meetings at this ground.