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Real Valladolid face off with away team Málaga at Estadio José Zorrilla in the La Liga 2 meeting on Friday.
All Real Valladolid v Málaga match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Real Valladolid go into this game coming off the back of a 2-2 La Liga 2 tied result vs Ponferradina.
In that game, Real Valladolid managed 51% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Real Valladolid, goals were scored by Rubén Alcaraz (68') and Shon Weissman (72'). At the other end, Ponferradina got 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Yuri de Souza (62', 85') was the scorer for Ponferradina.
A recurring aspect of more recent Real Valladolid games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their prior six matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a losing one. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Real Valladolid:
- haven't lost in the league to Málaga in their last 3 matches.
- have not won against Málaga in their previous 8 league games.
Málaga head into the game following a 1-0 La Liga 2 win with the defeat of Fuenlabrada in their last outing.
In that match, Málaga had 60% possession and 11 shots on goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Málaga was Mathieu Peybernes (30'). On the other side, Fuenlabrada got 14 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Málaga has been noticeable of late. Looking at their last six outings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 8 and Málaga have scored 5.
Their previous form shows that Málaga:
- have not registered a win against Real Valladolid when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- remain undefeated by Real Valladolid in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 8 league games. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
There have been a high number of draws between these two clubs. In their head to head clashes dating back to 13/12/2009, fans have seen 5 of them. That’s an unusually high 83% of games finishing as draws.
A combined total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 of them for Pucela and 7 belonging to Los Boquerones. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league match featuring the two was La Liga match day 26 on 01/03/2014 and the score finished Málaga 1-1 Real Valladolid.
The match was refereed by Alberto Undiano Mallenco.
Team News: Real Valladolid
Hugo Vallejo (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Joaquín Fernández (Stiffness), Raúl Carnero (Fitness), El Hacen (Ruptured cruciate ligament) and Pablo Hervías (Knee Injury) won’t be available for Real Valladolid boss José Pacheta. Diogo Queirós will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Málaga
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Málaga gaffer José Alberto López to be concerned about. Luis Muñoz (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be playing here.
Málaga might need a bit of good fortune to be putting a goal past this Real Valladolid outfit who will likely score & stay on top.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Real Valladolid when the full-time whistle blows.
Hopefully it’s a good 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)
Captain: Jordi Masip
Manager: José Pacheta
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 8
🔑 Key Player: Toni Suárez
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Toni Suárez was born in Murcia, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Real Valladolid in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Midfielder has scored 2 league goals in the LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.