Real Valladolid vs Valencia
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio José Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Valencia are trying their best to get into the top-most tier, but La Liga has been uncharacteristically and severely competitive this season. Still, they are on an unbeaten run as of now, while their counterparts have not won a single league encounter in the last five attempts. Likely, Valencia hold the upper hand this weekend.
Real Valladolid vs Valencia Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Valencia won 0-2 on the road.
- The latest Valladolid win had come back in 2009.
- Valencia have conceded just one goal from the previous three clashes.
- The last the hosts won at this venue was back in 2003.
- Seven of the preceding twelve match-ups at this stadium saw the home team failing to find the back of the net.
Real Valladolid vs Valencia Prediction
Valladolid were on the road the prior game week, and had taken on the top-tier team Getafe. Expectedly, the former had a tough outing, and were subjected to a 2-0 loss.
Meanwhile, Valencia will be cursing their defensive lapse right at the end of the game the previous match-day. They had the home advantage, and were leading 1-0 against the mighty Real Madrid even in the injury time.
But, Karim Benzema broke the hearts of the home fans with a 90+5th minute equalizer.
This sense of hurt will definitely act as a driving force for Valencia. They had to miss out on a famous win by the tiniest of margins, and will certainly look for reparations.
Current form, and the stature of the team are firmly on their side this weekend. Valencia are easily one of the best teams in Spain, and are perennial contenders for the Champions League spots.
To quote an impressive trivia, last season, they took the fourth and final CL ticket in the 38th match-day, and even defeated defending champions Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
On the other hand, Valladolid had gained promotion to the top flight just the season before, and have yet not established themselves as a firm contender in the La Liga.
Moreover, as of now, they are winless in their previous five games in the league, and embarrassingly have not scored a single goal in these five fixtures. They have also failed to find the back of the net in their prior two home appearances.
In addition, Valencia have remained unbeaten against this opponent in the past decade, and at this venue, their last such win had come sixteen years back.
Furthermore, Valladolid have failed to score against Valencia in seven of the previous twelve h2h meetings at this venue, while the guests scored four or more goals in two of their prior five visits here.
Taking into consideration these factors, it’s adjudged that Valladolid are massively on the back-foot this weekend, and are expected to suffer. Meanwhile, Valencia will try to make full use of this opportunity to continue their unbeaten run, and be in contention for the top-four spots.
As such, it’s in the best interests of the punter to back a comprehensive Valencia win.
Real Valladolid vs Valencia Betting Tips
Valencia to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Valencia to Score in First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).