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Real Madrid visit Estadio José Zorrilla on Saturday for the La Liga showdown with home side Real Valladolid.
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Real Valladolid head into this match following a 1-1 La Liga drawn result vs Eibar.
In that match, Real Valladolid had 46% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Real Valladolid was Roque Mesa (7'). On the other side, Eibar had 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Kike García (23') scored for Eibar.
Matches with Real Valladolid have often been entertaining affairs of late with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past six games alone, a grand total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 8 of those belonging to Pucela.
Taking a look at their past results, Real Valladolid:
- have not registered a win against Real Madrid in their previous 12 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Real Madrid come into this encounter after a 2-0 La Liga win over Valencia in their last fixture.
In that match, Real Madrid managed 60% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Real Madrid, goals were scored by Karim Benzema (12') and Toni Kroos (42'). For their opponents, Valencia CF had 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
In their last half-dozen outings, Real Madrid have bagged the sum of 12 goals. Los Blancos have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have had 6 goals scored by their opponents. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen if that trend shall persist here in this match.
Their previous form shows that Real Madrid:
- haven't been beaten by Real Valladolid in games played away from home for the previous 5 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 07/05/2014 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Real Valladolid. They have not managed to register any wins whatsoever whereas Real Madrid have maintained the edge over them, winning in 67 per cent of those ties.
A total of 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 of them from Pucela and 10 netted by Los Blancos. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league game between these sides was La Liga match day 4 on 30/09/2020 when the final score was Real Madrid 1-0 Real Valladolid.
That time, Real Madrid managed 62% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Vinicius Júnior (65').
Real Valladolid got 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
The referee was César Soto Grado.
Team News: Real Valladolid
Marcos André (Pubalgia), Kiko Olivas (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Pablo Hervías (Mensical Laceration) and Raúl Carnero (Knee Injury) aren’t available for Valladolid manager Sergio González.
Team News: Real Madrid
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has some current player fitness concerns. Karim Benzema (Knock), Éder Militão (Knock), Álvaro Odriozola (Hamstring Injury), Federico Valverde (Muscle Injury), Marcelo (Muscle Injury), Eden Hazard (Muscle Injury), Rodrygo (Hamstring Injury), Daniel Carvajal (Muscle Injury) and Sergio Ramos (Torn Meniscus) won’t be making appearances.
In this match, Real Valladolid will manage to put one past this Real Madrid team, although one goal possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Real Madrid when all is said and done. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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)
Manager: Sergio González
Competitions: La Liga position 18
⭐ Key Player: Michel Herrero
Typically taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Michel Herrero was born in Burjassot, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Valencia in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 11 appearances.