Valladolid vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Both Valladolid and Espanyol are flying high coming into the Matchday No 10 curtain raiser on Friday evening at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla. Pucela started the season in a poor fashion, but they grew in form drastically to pick up four consecutive wins and climb as high as sixth in the top flight standings.
The head coach Sergio obviously found the winning formula to keep things tight at the back given Valladolid kept their net untouched in last three league outings. The latest of successes came on Sunday evening when Antonito’s goal made all the difference between Pucela and Real Betis at Estadio Benito Villamarin. Do Valladolid have strength to keep the amazing spell of form going here against the in-form Espanyol?
Valladolid vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
This will be the first head to head encounter between the two teams in four years following Valladolid’s return to the elite class football.
Overall, it’s Espanyol who had more success as they lead the head to head tie by five wins coming into the 33rd meeting with Pucela.
The draw was the most frequent of outcomes when these two teams locked horns at Jose Zorrilla, happening on 7 occasions in 16 matches.
Just one of last ten head to head meetings saw three or more goals scored.
Valladolid vs Espanyol: Prediction
Much like Valladolid, the Budgerigars well confounded their pre-season ambitions in nine La Liga rounds so far. They sit at the sky-high 2nd place being just one point shy of their Catalan rivals Barcelona at the very top of the standings. A win here would make them leaders, at least for a day or two before the rest of top-four teams play their weekend affairs.
Espanyol notched two or more goals in all of last three league games. The fine form was inspired by the red-hot Borja Iglesias whose brace secured a 0-2 victory over Huesca away from home on Sunday.
Both teams head into the game in the highest of spirits and we see the draw as the most likable of three outcomes. Since just one of ten H2H matches saw three or more goals scored, the Under 25 goals FT is a perfect alternative pick.
Valladolid vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).