Valladolid vs Villarreal
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 8 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Primera Division Matchday No 23 will be opened with a super important relegation six-pointer as Real Valladolid play host to Villarreal on Friday evening at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla.
Pucela are in a much better situation being six points adrift of red-zone rivals, but they’ve seriously complicated their relegation battle with a tough 4-0 defeat at the rock-bottomed Huesca in the previous round.
Such a painful loss will certainly affect team’s spirits and the overall atmosphere in the dressing room ahead of such an important home fixture with the Yellow Submarine. Valladolid’s form has seen a massive slide in recent months in general.
Sergio’s men lost five, drew three and won just one of past nine matches in all competitions. It’s a disappointing record if we know they’ve mainly played bottom-half sides during the streak.
Valladolid vs Villarreal: Head-to-head
Valladolid could rely on the head to head tradition here as they’ve always been unpleasant opposition to the Yellow Submarine.
Pucela won 8, drew 2 and lost just 1 of 11 home clashes against Villarreal conceding no more than three goals in the process.
Valladolid picked up a 0-1 victory when these two sides locked horns in late-September at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Only 2 of past 11 H2H matches between these two likes saw goals scored at both ends.
Valladolid vs Villarreal: Prediction
Villarreal are having an underwhelming La Liga campaign. They are definitely the most unpleasant surprise of the season given they sit second from bottom with just 19 points from 22 rounds. The Yellow Submarine are winless in last ten matches in all competitions.
The visitors made a managerial change before the last weekend’s home tie with Espanyol. Javi Calleja returned to the team and he was on the best way to snatch a three-pointer on the new debut at Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday.
Vicente Iborra and Santi Cazorla the Yellow Submarine a two-goal cushion against Espanyol, but the team just failed to hold on to the lead allowing the Budgerigars to score two late goals and save a point on the day.
We expect a huge battle at the center of the park and very few goal-scoring opportunities at both ends which is why the Under 2.5 goals FT is our primary betting suggestion here.
Valladolid vs Villarreal: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4).