Real Valladolid arrive at Estadio de Mestalla on Sunday for the La Liga meeting with home side Valencia.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Valencia v Real Valladolid, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Valencia will be wanting a better result here after a 2-3 La Liga loss in their previous game against Barcelona.
In that match, Valencia managed 31% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Valencia, the goalscorers were Gabriel Paulista (50') and Carlos Soler (83'). On the other side, FC Barcelona got 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Lionel Messi (57', 69') and Antoine Griezmann (63') scored for Barcelona.
Los Che have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they have also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, Los Che have conceded in 6 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games. Regardless, we must now wait to see whether the trend might continue on in this next game or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Valencia:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Real Valladolid in their last 11 games. A decent run, indeed.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
In their last fixture, Real Valladolid drew 1-1 in the La Liga match with Real Betis.
In that game, Real Valladolid had 44% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Real Valladolid was Shon Weissman (68'). For their opponents, Real Betis had 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Aitor Ruibal (49') was the scorer for Real Betis.
Real Valladolid have been a threat going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 6 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Sergio González will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Pucela can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches.
Leading up to this clash, Real Valladolid:
- have not emerged victorious against Valencia when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 matches in the league. A poor run.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes stretching back to 06/04/2014 shows us that Valencia have won 3 of these games & Real Valladolid 0, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A sum of 10 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 from Los Che and 3 belonging to Pucela. The average goals per game has been 1.67.
The previous league meeting between these sides was La Liga match day 18 on 10/01/2021 and the score finished Real Valladolid 0-1 Valencia.
On that day, Real Valladolid managed 42% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
For their opponents, Valencia got 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Carlos Soler (76') scored.
The match was refereed by Guillermo Cuadra Fernández.
Team News: Valencia
Valencia boss Salvador Voro will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Real Valladolid
Valladolid manager Sergio González has some current player fitness concerns. Fabián Orellana (Muscle Injury) and Raúl Carnero (Knee Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
Our assessment is that Real Valladolid have enough to put one past this Valencia side, but that isn’t expected to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Valencia at the end of the 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de Mestalla (55,000)
Captain: José Gayà
Chairman: Anil Murthy
Manager: Salvador Voro
Competitions: La Liga position 14
🔑 Key Player: Maxi Gómez
Regularly played in the Striker position, Maxi Gómez was born in Paysandú, Uruguay. Having made a first senior appearance for Defensor Sporting in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has struck 5 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 27 appearances.