Granada vs Real Valladolid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada).
Valladolid have been struggling on the road for almost the whole of this season. On the contrary, Granada have been on a roll at home in 2019-20. On top of this, Granada have been the dominant team in h2h clashes for the past few years as well. Likely, expect a winning performance from the hosts of the day, Granada.
Granada vs Real Valladolid Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.
- Four of the former five wins had gone to Granada.
- Since 2012, only once have Valladolid won against this opponent.
- At this venue, the home team is on a three-game winning run.
- The last Granada failed to score at this stadium was back in 2010.
Granada vs Real Valladolid Match Preview
Granada were defeated on the road the last match-day, by Atletico Madrid. The scoreline was 1-0, in favor of the hosts.
While a loss is never tasty, it needs to be mentioned that the defeat had come after three wins in a row for Granada, and that too the loss was against one of the best teams in the competition. Moreover, the scorecard was anything but lopsided too.
As such, Granada fans have nothing serious to worry about.
Elsewhere, Valladolid were held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal at home, and it was their 12th winless game from the past fourteen fixtures. The game had come after the team’s win against Mallorca.
The drawn result gave Valladolid a reality check, who might have gotten ahead of themselves after the victory over the newly-promoted Mallorca.
Granada vs Real Valladolid Prediction
Granada had won three of their last four overall games, and six of the previous nine fixtures. At home, they are on a three-match winning run, and were unbeaten in eight of the former eleven appearances here.
Take note that the team has lost just thrice this whole season in front of the home crowd, and the losses had come against Levante, Sociedad, and Sevilla. They had also kept clean sheets in six of their previous eleven home games. Moreover, Granada had even defeated Barcelona at this venue in 2019-20.
On the other hand, Valladolid were winless in 13 of their last 16 overall fixtures, and on the road, they had a total of just four wins this whole season. Two of these wins had come against relegation-battlers (including the dead-last placed Espanyol), and another was in the Copa del Rey, against a team from the lower division.
In addition, Granada had recorded four of the former five h2h wins, and they have been unbeaten at home against this opponent since 2010. They have also lost just once against Valladolid in the prior eight years, and at this ground, they are on a three-game winning run against them.
Taking these observations into account, we can rightfully expect a very strong performance from Granada this Saturday.
Granada vs Real Valladolid Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Granada @ 1.67 (2/3)
Granada 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).