Real Valladolid vs. Villarreal Preview: Villarreal Prepares For The Resilient Valladolid

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Updated: January 23, 2014
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Sports betting favorite, Villarreal anticipates a down the wire match against the resilient Real Valladolid as they travel to Nuevo Jose Zorrilla in an attempt to secure another important victory

 

Match Date: 25 January 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla

Team Form

Real Valladolid

Getting out of the relegation zone remains a possibility for the Pucelas. However, securing their appearance next season will take tons of courage and hard work.

 

The 4-2 defeat from Athletic Bilbao pushed Real Valladolid to the relegation arena. Such result also marked their second consecutive loss in their last six (6) matches and readily exemplified their poor form. To note, they have only managed to secure a single victory in their last 6 encounters. Nevertheless, they can still veer away from the rock bottom part of the table since all they need is a single victory. They have already accumulated sixteen (16) points during the whole course of the tournament. Add three (3) points and they are back on track.

 

The return of goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo is expected to give a boost to the club’s performance. His experience with his former club, Villarreal is crucial in their tactical approaches. Likewise, the signing of Belgian defender, Stefan Mitrovic is perceived to add more strength to their defence.

 

Villarreal

A down the wire match against Almeria reminds the Yellow Submarines to forget about complacency when they visit Real Valladolid.

 

Villarreal does not want to compromise their chances of having a stronger finish this season via taking Valladolid for granted. The club entertains the possibility that their opponent might also give them a hard time scoring, just like what happened during their Almeria battle.

 

On a closer look, the Yellow Submarine’s form is an impressive one. They are one of the best in the league and even face the opportunity of qualifying for the Europa or Champions League. Likewise their current form manifests depth. The result of their Almeria encounter was their third consecutive win.

 

But as the old saying goes, everything is possible in football and the club is fully aware of such reality—that in a blink of an eye, Valladolid can easily steal the spotlight away from them. Given this aspect at hand, defender Mateo Mussachio mentioned that “keeping a clean sheet,” would play a crucial role in winning over the hosts.

 

Online betting’s top pick:

Villarreal has been a dominant force against Real Valladolid during their previous encounters and perhaps, the result of their upcoming match will not be very different.

 

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