La Liga Preview: Real Valladolid and Atlético Madrid to unbridle a rousing duel

Updated: September 17, 2013

Spanish clubs seem to have one major problem: they are extremely good. Well, more like other leagues’ problem, as La Liga has always been a constant favorite of the most avid fans of football. A melting pot of European and Asian Sportsbook servicers, the league also produces some of history’s grandest pitch wars. In the upcoming match between Real Valladolid and Atlético Madrid, such a claim will prove its point. Suave spectacle will surely whelm the whole Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla when these sides meet there on September 21.


Atlético have always been hitting the right notes since the new season’s onset. Currently placed second in the table (but tied in first place with Barcelona in terms of total points), the side have already accumulated 14 goals out of only four matches. Diego Simeone’s won all their tourneys this term, slamming equally aggressive teams such as Sevilla 3-1, Rayo Vallecano 5-0, Real Sociedad 2-1, and most recently, Almeria 4-2. Well-equipped, excellently trained, and abundantly supported, Los Colchoneros are looking forward to seizing their best league ranking in years.


Real Valladolid had their first two matches quite okay, but not good enough to win both encounters. They in fact, ended up as losers but did not go home empty handed. Ebert and Guerra were able to score for their side on those two occasions, but Athletic Club and Villarreal’s innings were just too striking to tackle. Their third tourney gave them their first victory in the season, which was a narrow home win against Getafe 1-0. Pucela were held to a draw by Elche 0-0 in their fourth and most recent match. Juan Ignacio Martínez’s men have a leaky defense and find creating opportunities quite difficult. Thorough planning and excellent execution must be endorsed in order to overthrow even the biggest adversary.


The last four matches that the two sides have engaged in were all won by Atlético, both home and away. With the current standings and overall goals acquired and conceded, it would be very easy to determine which club will end dominant. Valladolid may try their best to subdue their opponents, but Atlético would certainly know when to exude their strengths and where to punch their rivals’ weaknesses. This much will result in a 4-1 finish, in favor of Los Colchoneros.


Atlético boss Diego Simeone | Image source: