Valencia vs. Real Madrid: Complete Preview, Live Stream, Start Time and Schedule

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Valencia vs. Real Madrid: Complete Preview, Live Stream, Start Time and Schedule
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Real Madrid looks to maintain its three-point lead in La Liga ahead of rivals Barcelona with a win over a talented Valencia side on Saturday.

Madrid is currently on a 10-game winning streak in all competitions, and their last La Liga game was a 7-1 win over Osasuna.

Valencia will be one of Madrid's toughest opponents of the season. They are currently in third place in the league table, just a single point behind Barcelona.

Their last league game was a 2-0 win over Levante on November 5.

Let's look at everything you need to know about this great clash of Spanish footballing powers.

Where: Mestalla, Valencia, Spain

Watch: Sky Sports HD4 in England

Live Stream: ESPN3.com

When: Saturday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Player to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema

French striker Karim Benzema has been awesome for Real Madrid this season after two disappointing years following his transfer to Madrid from Lyon.

Benzema has six goals this season and is really settling into the side. He scored two second half goals in Madrid's last league game against Osasuna.

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Player to watch for Valencia: Roberto Soldado

Valencia forward Roberto Soldado must score goals for his club on Saturday to give Valencia a chance to compete with the high powered attack of Real Madrid.

Soldado has six goals in the league this season and will be counted on to lead the Valencia attack on Saturday.

Key Matchup: Karim Benzema vs. Adil Rami

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will be going up fellow Frenchman Adil Rami, a center back for Valencia, in an important matchup on Saturday. 

Rami must contain his French national team teammate to help contain the talented Real Madrid attack.

What They're Saying

Roberto Soldado said the following about Valencia being able to stay at the top of the league table, via A Different League:

“We are there and we need to lengthen the distance between us and the others as far as possible. We want to be with Madrid and Barcelona until the end of the season, and we want to win on Saturday because psychologically it would be great to win against such a strong team as Real Madrid,” he said. “We learned a lesson last season and will go into the game on Saturday with all the confidence in the world and knowing we can win.”

Prediction: Real Madrid wins 3-2

Real Madrid has too many attacking players not to score three goals and win this game. Benzema and Ronaldo are in form and leading Madrid to comfortable victories.

Valencia will not be able to keep up with the goal scoring of the powerful Madrid attacking talent.

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