Villarreal vs Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal).
Villarreal seem to have turned a corner after making a dreadful start to the new season. They offered a brilliant showing to storm past the likes of Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday evening away at San Mames. Goals came from Pablo Fornals, Ramiro Funes Mori and Karl Toko Ekambi.
The Yellow Submarine thus made it two wins and a draw in last three league games to break into the top half of the Primera Division standings. Can they continue the excellent form on Sunday when they play host to the recently-promoted Real Valladolid side at Estadio de la Ceramica?
Villarreal vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
It’s been four years since these two sides last played each other, back when Valladolid featured the top flight football.
Interestingly, Pucela lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into the 22nd meeting with Villarreal.
The Yellow Submarine were, however, much more successful in hoe matches winning 7, drawing 1 and losing 2 of 10.
Villarreal were on a streak of three straight wins in games against Pucela, but Valladolid were the ones who came on top in the previous head to head outing.
Villarreal vs Valladolid: Prediction
Valladolid struggled for results at the very start of the season, but their form has seen somewhat of a rise in the last couple of fixtures. The team led by Sergio Gonzalez took four points from last two league games against Celta Vigo and Levante.
Valladolid finally started producing in the final third. Enes Unal, who arrived this summer on loan from Villarreal, bagged a goal in second straight match, helping Pucela complete a 2-1 comeback against the Frogs in mid-week.
Valladolid notched five goals in last two games, but they’ll find troubles keeping such form going past a super stern defensive line of Villarreal’s. The Yellow Submarine have league’s best defensive record with just three goals conceded in six games.
We just have to see the hosts as big favourites to grab the spoils here given they come into this with a couple of strong performances against reputable opponents under their belts.
Villarreal vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Villarreal to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
Villarreal Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).