With the race for a slot for Championship League more possible for Villareal, they will be heading to Estadio Jose Zorrilla to take on side Real Valladolid in the La Liga fixture. The match schedules for 8th February with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.
Villarreal is currently seventh on the La Liga table with 34 points, while 15 points behind title leaders Real Madrid. The side injury woes have derailed their return to the top four with the loss of an attacking threat.
The side recently signed center-forward Alcacer Pacer with a record club signing fee to mitigate the situation. However, there is much to be done by Coach Javier Calleja. The side struggles with netting goals and failure to concede in their matches.
Real Valladolid, on the other hand, is currently 14th in the La Liga table with 25 points. The side is presently struggling with registering wins in the league. In their past five matches, the side has managed to record a single win.
Real Valladolid vs. Villarreal Head to Head
Both sides have met 13 times in the La Liga with Villareal taking the lion’s share with seven wins while Real Valladolid with a single win. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Valladolid 1-1 Villarreal
Valladolid 0-2 Villarreal
Valencia 1-1 Valladolid
Valladolid 0-0 Valencia
Valencia 2-2 Valladolid
Valencia 2-1 Valladolid
Valladolid 1-1 Valencia
Valencia 2-0 Valladolid
Real Valladolid Team News
Goalkeeper Jose Antonio Caro recently picked up a hamstring injury which ruled him out of four matches to date. Also, defensive midfielder Joaquin Fernandez picked up an ankle injury which has ruled him out of 1 matches for the squad. On the verge of a yellow card, the suspension is central midfielder Michel and center forward Sergi Guardiola.
Villareal Team News
New signing Alcacer Pacer made his debut a memorable one for the Spanish side while scoring an opening goal and securing a penalty in their 3-1 win over Osasuna. The talisman moved from Borrusia Dortmund with an undisclosed transfer fee.
With his future still in doubt, Spanish magician Santi Cazorla has been phenomenal for the side while netting eight goals and 5 five assists for the side. Defender Paul Torres will be miss out after picking up a muscle injury. The same goes for right-back Alberto Moreno who picked up a muscle injury.
Prediction and Odds
Villarreal sets to take advantage of the out of form Real Valladolid side in La Liga. With a new attacking threat, we expect a high scoring match.
Goals Over 2.5
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