Real Valladolid and Valencia will both be desperate to return to winning ways in La Liga when they square off on Sunday evening (8pm kick-off UK time).
Both currently find themselves in the bottom six with just two points separating 15th-placed Valladolid and Valencia who are two places below, subsequently increasing the importance of this showdown.
Where to watch Valladolid vs Valencia on TV:
- UK: Premier Sports 1 & LaLigaTV
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Scoreline prediction: Valladolid 1-2 Valencia
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Valladolid vs Valencia build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
Real Valladolid returned to winning ways last time out, having drawn two of their previous three games, losing the other. That being said, the White and Violets are still hovering above the relegation places, but they’ll be confident of making it back-to-back wins this weekend. Recently at home, across their last four matches, only Barcelona (3-0) have left with all three points. However, overall this season they possess the 15th-best record and Valladolid have so far managed to score nine times which is as many Valencia have produced on the road.
Los Che’s better goal difference record is the reason they’re not currently sitting in La Liga’s bottom three spots, as things stand, although the final table is based on head-to-head and Elche have two games in hand. It’s been another challenging season for the former Spanish champions who head into this weekend’s six-pointer on an eight-game winless streak, albeit suffering three defeats and two of those came away from home. Their recent record on the road has been a desperate one as they’ve managed to register just one win in 19 games.
- Valladolid (vs Marbella): Roberto; Hervías, Sánchez, Fernández, Vilarrasa; Alcaraz, Herrero; Plano, Zalazar, Rubio; Guardiola.
- Valencia (vs Yeclano): Rivero; Correia, Sibille, Mangala, Lato; Racic, Koindredi; Vallejo, Lee, Guedes*; Sobrino.
Both sides rotated for Copa del Rey matches in midweek so should return closer to full strength this weekend. However, Valladolid remain without a number of players. Marcos de Sousa, Fabian Orellana, Raul Garcia, Saidy Janko and Kiko Olivas are ruled out for the hosts.
Valencia, meanwhile, head into Sunday’s game without the services of Kevin Gameiro, Gabriel Paulista, Jasper Cillessen and the suspended Goncalo Guedes.
Players to watch:
- Valladolid: Goals haven’t been hard to come by for Valladolid despite finding themselves floating perilously above the relegation zone. Someone who has stepped up lately is Shon Weissman; the Israeli international goes into this weekend’s game having netted three of his team’s last five La Liga goals. He incidentally becomes the first Israel-born footballer to score three or more goals across their opening 13 matches in Spain’s top division since Tomer Hemed who struck five times for Mallorca nine seasons ago.
- Valencia: It’s hard to imagine Valencia going down but if they’re not too careful that prospect can become a reality. Los Che are in dire straits and will need to shore up their defence going forward; but scoring hasn’t been an issue and there are enough talented players to turn it around. Carlos Soler is one such individual, the 24-year-old has netted five times in La Liga so far, and he’s also creative having assisted three of Valencia’s last six goals on the road. He’ll need to be on it if the struggling former Spanish champions are to end their recent miserable run of form.
La Liga 2020/21 recent form:
- Valladolid: WDLDW
- Valencia: DLLDD
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