Prediction on game
On December 30, José Zorrilla (Valladolid) will host the match of the 15th round of the La Liga, in which Valladolid will compete with Real Madrid. The battle will start at 21:30 CET.
The club, having been a lot of years in the Primera, still lost its “registration” in 2021. Luckily, Pacheta met the expectations, and the team managed not to get stuck in the Segunda. Albeit from the 2nd place, but it turned out to return to the Primera. Here, of course, survival is the main task. At the beginning of the season, the plan was pretty successful. The team took 5 wins and 17 points in 14 matches, and that allows staying quite confident in the middle of the standings. By the way, the players have been demonstrating good shape since the middle of October. The newcomer won three times in 4 games. There was a 0-3 lost in the match before the pause, but, to say the truth, the opponent was more than strong – Athletic, which under the leadership of Ernesto Valverde, is fighting for the Champions League in this season. December started with a confident 5-1 victory – although it happened in the Cup, in the game with modest Arenas.
The team, having a few misfires, spoilt a non-standard holidays associated with the World Cup. Indeed, under the rule of Ancelotti, the previous season was really wonderful (the Super Cup of Spain, the Primera and, a very important victory in the Champions League), which transformed into a confident start in the new temporade. That confidence resulted in a 3-1 win in the autumn struggle with Barcelona. Who could have thought then that after El Clásico the team would start in the 2nd place in December, being behind “the Blaugrana”? This is the echo of unexpected misfires: a 1-1 draw in the game with Girona and a 2-3 score in the battle with Rayo Vallecano. But now, it goes without saying that “the Galácticos” will be as focused as possible on the inner tournament.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Everyone understands that Real Madrid is dominating in this pair. Over the past 20 years, Valladolid has won only once in the matches with “Los Merengues”, and that happened in 2008. All 3 previous battles ended with the expected victories of “the Galácticos”.
Bookmakers are sure about the victory of Real Madrid; the only question is how confident it will be. We bet on “a -1 goal handicap” (odd: 1.83).
Prediction on game