Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 10th March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Estadio José Zorrilla (Valladolid).
After 1000 days at the zenith of European football, Real Madrid was unceremoniously bundled out of their favorite competition, that too at home, and by underdogs Ajax. They are already out of the Copa del Rey and is lagging 12 points behind leaders Barcelona in the league table. Suffice it to say, they stand no realistic chance of lifting a trophy this season.
Right now, their objective should be to build a strong foundation upon which further seasons could be built. Subsequent results do not matter much, as long as they ensure they finish in the top-four. And as a result, we can see a decrement in intensity in their next several games.
Valladolid is just three points off the safety as of now and is going against the Royal Whites. They are certainly entitled to try their luck against the Madrid outfit, but even in their weakened state, Los Blancos should easily deal with a relegation-threatened side.
Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last eight games saw seven Madrid wins and a draw.
- Seven of the last eight meetings had Madrid score two or more goals.
- The last time Valladolid won at home was 11 years back.
- In the 21st century, Valladolid recorded just two wins.
Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid Prediction
For sure we are not going to see the all-conquering Los Blancos this Sunday. They are in a transition phase. They need time to rebuild and slowly climb back to the top-most echelons of Europe. But that does not mean they can afford one more loss. The current situation simply translates to – do not expect a huge win by the current European Champions.
They will be experimenting with line-ups, tactics, and whatnot. They will probably see some changes in the squad and even management. But in spite of all this, at the end of the day, their individual quality will surely trump the low-lying Real Valladolid.
Expect a low-key win for the visitors. And under no circumstance will they let another goal into their nets. Count on them to record the first goal of the game at any cost. They simply cannot take on any more criticism or snigger.
Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
The Visitors to Score the First Goal @ 1.40 (2/5).