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The La Liga fixture at Estadio José Zorrilla on Friday sees home side Real Valladolid play Levante.
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Real Valladolid will be looking for another win after a 1-3 La Liga triumph over Granada.
In that match, Real Valladolid had 41% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Real Valladolid, the goalscorers were Óscar Plano (45'), Maranhão (53') and Jota (90'). At the other end, Granada CF had 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Domingos Duarte (63') was the scorer for Granada.
It has been seldom in recent games that Real Valladolid have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Pucela have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals in the process. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, however.
Going into this contest, Real Valladolid have left without a victory over Levante in their previous 3 league games.
In the game prior to this, Levante drew 1-1 in the La Liga tie with Elche CF.
In that game, Levante had 43% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Levante was Gonzalo Melero (12'). Elche CF got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Tete Morente (64') scored for Elche CF.
For 6 of the previous 6 clashes involving Levante, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game in that period comes out as a paltry 2, with the average goals for Levante equalling 0.67.
Their past results show that Levante:
- haven't beaten Real Valladolid in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 02/10/2016 tells us that Real Valladolid have won 1 of these games & Levante 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 4 of them from Pucela and 12 being from Levante. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 33 on 01/07/2020 when it ended Real Valladolid 0-0 Levante.
On that occasion, Real Valladolid had 46% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
On the other side, Levante got 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by David Medié Jiménez.
Team News: Real Valladolid
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Real Valladolid gaffer Sergio González to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Kiko Olivas (Ruptured knee ligament) is sidelined.
Team News: Levante
Levante boss Paco López has multiple availability issues to deal with. Enis Bardhi (Muscle Injury), Nikola Vukcevic (Tear in the abductor muscle), Aitor Fernández (Testicular disruption) and Cheick Doukouré (Achilles tendon rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our assessment is that Levante and Real Valladolid may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought 1-1 score at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio José Zorrilla (27,846)
Manager: Sergio González
Competitions: La Liga position 20
🔑 Key Man: Maranhão
Normally playing in the Striker position, Maranhão was born in Brazil. After having played his first senior match for CD Mirandés in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has got 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 8 appearances.