Real Valladolid vs. Real Betis Preview: Real Valladolid Prepare To Fight For Survival

Updated: January 2, 2014
Javier Guerra Real Valladolid

Real Valladolid has no reasons to throw the white towel as the season is still, far from over. While it is true that they are on the relegation zone, they only need a single victory to stay in Spain’s top-flight league.


Match Date: 04 January 2014 (local time)
Venue: Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla
Team Form

Real Valladolid

Following the loss to Espanyol, the Pucelas entered the second half of the season in the relegation zone.
Real Valladolid needs to man on their pitch if they want to stay in Spain’s top-flight league. Its last performances fell too short of their supporter’s expectations as they struggle to score during their most recent matches. Classic examples of these are the clean sheets they suffered against Almeria, Osasuna and the 4-0 thrashing from Real Madrid. Certainly, the club is yet to find its rhythm and maximize the impressive performance of their trusted striker, Javi Guerra.
But on a brighter side, they managed to score a victory though when they defeated Celta Vigo. However, it was their only win during their last six (6) matches.
Real Betis

Despite their poor form, Juan Verdu expressed his confidence on his club’s ability to get out of the relegation arena.
Real Betis is already at the rock bottom part of the table as they begin their journey in the last phase of the tournament. They have not won a single match during their last six (6) encounters.
Making matters worse is the fact that they have been conceding at least three (3) goals in their pitch clashes. Barcelona and Sevilla, for example, scored four (4) goals against them and La Real thrashed by five (5) goals.
It also does not help to have a record of losing their last six (6) away matches as this makes them an easy target in Nuevo José Zorrilla.
Football betting tip: Real Valladolid
In the battle to survive relegation, Real Valladolid has a definite advantage. The latter can move up of the ranking with just a single victory.




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