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The La Liga 2 match at Estadio José Zorrilla on Saturday will see home side Real Valladolid take on Ponferradina.
All Real Valladolid v Ponferradina game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Real Valladolid will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-2 La Liga 2 triumph over Eibar.
In that match, Real Valladolid managed 56% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Real Valladolid, goals were scored by Nacho Martínez (68') and Shon Weissman (80'). Eibar got 7 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
Real Valladolid haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 12 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Real Valladolid:
- have not lost a league tie with Ponferradina in their previous 2 matches.
- have not emerged victorious against Ponferradina in their previous 5 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Ponferradina head into the encounter following a 3-1 La Liga 2 win with the eclipse of Burgos in their most recent outing.
In that match, Ponferradina managed 61% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Ponferradina, the goals were scored by Naranjo (19'), Ríos Reina (40') and Kike Saverio (85'). At the other end, Burgos got 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Guillermo (70') scored for Burgos.
The stats tell the story, and Ponferradina have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in all. In defence, Ponferradina have seen their frailties exposed.
Coming into this meeting, Ponferradina haven't been beaten by Real Valladolid in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 06/03/2011 tells us that Real Valladolid have won 1 of them and Ponferradina 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 of them from Pucela and 8 coming from La Ponfe. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The previous league contest between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 8 on 01/10/2021 when it ended Ponferradina 2-2 Real Valladolid.
That day, Ponferradina had 49% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Yuri de Souza (62', 85').
Real Valladolid had 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Rubén Alcaraz (68') and Shon Weissman (72') scored.
The referee was José Antonio López Toca.
Team News: Real Valladolid
Waldo Rubio (Torn muscle bundle), Javi Sánchez (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Óscar Plano (Hamstring Injury) won’t be able to feature for Real Valladolid gaffer José Pacheta.
In our view, Pucela could make use of the 4-3-3 system for the game with Jordi Masip, Luis Pérez, Joaquín Fernández, Jawad El Yamiq, Nacho Martínez, Ivan Sanchez, Roque Mesa Quevedo, Álvaro Aguado, Gonzalo Plata, Shon Weissman and Toni Villa.
Team News: Ponferradina
From a largely available squad, there is just a single fitness issue for the Ponferradina boss Bolo Pérez Alonso to be concerned with. Kike Saverio (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, La Ponfe will likely elect for a 4-4-2 formation, giving starts to Amir Abedzadeh, Paris Adot, J. Manuel Arias, Alexandru Pascanu, J. Antonio Ríos, Daniel Ojeda, Erik Morán, Agus Medina, José Manuel Naranjo, Edu Espiau and Sergi Enrich.
We’re inclined to think that Real Valladolid should score a couple of goals when they line up against Ponferradina, who could well find it tough getting goals.
We’re predicting a comfortable 2-0 win for Real Valladolid after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 3
⭐ Star Player: Gonzalo Plata
Normally playing in the Right Wing position, Gonzalo Plata was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Having made his senior debut playing for Sporting Lisbon in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has managed 5 league goals in this LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 season so far in 27 appearances.