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Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
19 February 2021
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Estadio Jose Zorrilla – La Liga
Real Madrid will be pushing to keep their lingering title defence hopes alive as they go to Real Valladolid this weekend. Zinedine Zidane’s side are currently trailing league leaders Atletico Madrid by five points.
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Real Madrid won 1-0 at home against Real Valladolid earlier this season and Los Blancos are unbeaten in their last 12 games against them.
Vinicius Junior scored the only goal of the game in that September meeting, and the score was the same the last time Madrid went to Jose Zorrilla – but it was Nacho netting in January 2020.
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Real Valladolid boss Sergio Gonzalez has no fresh injuries to deal with this weekend with key pair Roque Mesa and Sean Weismann both passed fit to play.
Zidane on the other hand, has eight first team stars sidelined through injury, with Lucas Vazquez and Isco set to rotate into the starting team at Valladolid.
Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid Preview and Predictions
Gonzalez’s Real Valladolid side are likely to face a real battle to stay in the Spanish top-flight before the end of the season following their poor start to 2021. The hosts have won just once since the turn of the year and the welcome Real Madrid on the back of picking up a disappointing four points in their last six La Liga games.
Real Madrid’s injuries problems have caused real disruption for Zidane in recent weeks, but what is left of his first team squad have maintained a relatively consistent run of results so far in 2021. Los Blancos have picked up three consecutive wins in domestic action as they aim to ensure Atletico Madrid still feel the pressure in the title race.
Given Real Valladolid’s decline and Real Madrid ability to grind out important results in a difficult situation, this tie looks to be a banker for an away win, coming in at a price at 1.54. The home win is priced at 6.75, with a draw available at 4.15.
Frenchman Karim Benzema has once again been Zidane’s leading light in attack this season, with 12 league goals already to his name in 2020-21, and he has five goals in nine appearances against Real Valladolid.
Real Madrid to win 2-0 at 6.50
Real Madrid have been solid rather than free flowing in 2021, only scoring more than twice in one game from eight in all competitions. But they can get two here.
Over 1.5 total first half goals scored at 2.50
Real Madrid have looked to get games wrapped up early on in recent weeks with seven of their 13 La Liga goals in 2021 coming before the break. An early goal or two here will put Zidane's side on the path to victory.