Real Valladolid vs Villarreal
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio José Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Real Valladolid have been fluffing their chances of picking up the win, even in their own backyard. With Villarreal on a promising run of form on the road, count on the visitors to eye all three points for the taking this weekend.
Real Valladolid vs Villarreal Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter witnessed Villarreal come away with a 2-0 win.
- All but one of their past five meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in just two of their last seven clashes.
- Two of their previous ten games have ended as a tie.
- Villarreal have registered the win in half of their past ten fixtures. (W-5, D-2, L-3)
Real Valladolid vs Villarreal Match Preview
Real Valladolid picked up their first win in ten games last week after they edged past the dismal Mallorca on the road with a 1-0 scoreline. The hosts have just not looked convincing this season, to be frank, and are deservedly dwelling in the bottom half of the ladder at the moment.
On the other hand, Villarreal are sporting a healthy nine-point cushion over the home team and are currently just two points short of a Europa League qualification spot as well. It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have been placing nothing but their best forward in their recent clashes.
Impressively, they will be making the trip to Estadio Jose Zorrilla on the back of a four-match winning streak across various competitions. To top it off, Real Valladolid are now a lot closer to falling into the relegation zone, than they are in catching up with the visitors.
Real Valladolid vs Villarreal Prediction
Home advantage has not been working its magic for Real Valladolid as of late. The hosts are winless in their past five fixtures here, garnering no more than three measly points from a possible fifteen. To be specific, Real Valladolid have not picked up a win at home since their 3-0 victory over Mallorca, back in late November.
In sharp contrast, Villarreal have secured maximum points from their last three outings in the top flight. Given the evident difference in form and the fact that it was the visitors who came out on top in the reverse fixture, Real Valladolid have been cast as the underdogs in this one.
Be that as it may, the hosts have salvaged a point in three of their previous four games here. Taking into account that their last meeting with this foe on home soil had also witnessed both teams share the spoils, a double chance is sizing up to the safest punt.
Additionally, despite the poor string of results, Real Valladolid have kept a clean sheet in half of their previous eight games here. Admirably, they have also conceded just seven goals so far at home, which is the joint least by any side in the first division as of now.
Considering that all of their past five h2h meetings here have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, rule out any chances of a high scoring affair come Saturday too.
Real Valladolid vs Villarreal Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Villarreal @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).