Valencia vs Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valladolid disappointed their fans with a 0-1 defeat to relegation strugglers and rivals from the previous term of Segunda Division Rayo Vallecano last weekend.
Pucela conceded a first-minute goal and never recovered from it as it proved to be the only goal of the game. Sergio’s men thus ruined a generally fine first half of the season and dropped down to 15th in the league ladder after claiming only one point in past three league affairs.
They will face hard times bouncing back on Saturday afternoon against Valencia at Mestalla.
The hosts are having an underwhelming campaign in this term of La Liga. They are just one point above Valladolid in the bottom half of the league standings at the moment.
The Bats will come into this low on confidence after losing two from two in 2019. They fell 2-1 to both Deportivo Alaves (last weekend in the league) and second-division Sporting Gijon (on Tuesday in the first leg of Copa del Rey).
Valencia vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
The two teams are to play each other for the first time in five years.
Their H2H clashes from the 2013/14 La Liga campaign both ended in draws (2-2 and 0-0).
Valencia won 8, drew 3 and lost 5 of 16 home clashes against Pucela.
Valencia vs Valladolid: Prediction
Marcelino’s troops were struggling for consistency ever since the start of the season, but they did improve their home performances significantly of late. Valencia won five and drew one of past six home affairs in all competitions and they will have a nice chance to keep such thread going here against struggling Valladolid.
The hosts drew as many as six of nine league outings at Mestalla this term. They shipped only seven goals in the process. Given Valladolid failed to find the net at home past Rayo Vallecano seven days ago, we find the value in Valencia’s clean sheet at 2.00 odds.
Valencia vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Valencia to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).