Real Valladolid vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Valladolid kept Real Madrid at bay all up until the 83rd minute of the last weekend affair at Santiago Bernabeu. It was when substitute Vinicius Junior took advantage of Isco’s pass to break the deadlock for the reigning Champions League winners who later even doubled the lead through Sergio Ramos’ penalty.
Nevertheless, we have to praise Pucela’s overall effort in the clash with the likes of Real Madrid on the road. It’s fair to say the team led by Sergio Gonzalez has been one of the most pleasant surprises so far in the season in Primera Division.
Valladolid were expected to struggle down in the relegation scrap in their first top flight season since 2013/14 campaign. Pucela sit 9th in the league ladder instead as they were on a fabulous thread of four wins and a draw in five games before the aforementioned narrow defeat at Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Valladolid vs Eibar: Head-to-head
It’s been as many as 12 years since these two likes last locked horns in an official affair and back then they were battling it out in the second tier of Spanish football.
This will be their maiden head to head clash in La Liga.
The hosts have a chance to make it all square at three wins apiece in their H2H record with the Gunsmiths.
Interestingly, only one of six H2H games saw goals scored at both ends.
Real Valladolid vs Eibar: Prediction
The visitors have been playing hot and cold throughout the season. They will enter this in high spirits after managing a second-half comeback against the 5th-placed Deportivo Alaves last weekend at Ipurua. Attacking midfielder Pablo de Blasis was sent off right after the hour-mark of the clash with Babazorros and he will skip the trip to Jose Zorrilla on Saturday afternoon.
Eibar were generally quite easy to break down of late, particularly on travels where they shipped two or more goals in all of last four away games in all competitions. This is why we do find a nice value in backing the in-form Valladolid side to pick up the spoils at the 2.25 odds here. Since Pucela play very tight at the back, we will alternatively back the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.66 odds.
Real Valladolid vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Valladolid to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6).