Real Valladolid against “Real unbeaten Madrid”. Real Madrid on 2nd place in La Liga with 43 points. Zizu is playing without lost the last eleven games. Hosts will play against the Best football team and manager.
Valladolid with their last victory in 2008 against Real Madrid
Real Valladolid maybe ranks outsiders here, but have lost just one of the four La Liga home games in which they entered as an underdog this season. To their credit, they’ve also scored in six straight H2Hs against Real Madrid at this venue, netting the opener on four occasions. The hosts’ La Liga home games have been low-scoring affairs, averaging a league-low 1.78 total goals per match ahead of the round. The first goal could be crucial then, and each of Valladolid’s two La Liga home wins saw the hosts lead at the break – in fact, the half-time result has been replicated at full-time in every La Liga game here bar one.
Zizu’s Real Madrid is making history
Title-chasing Madrid boasts an 11-game unbeaten La Liga run and possesses the division’s best defense after conceding just 0.65 goals per match so far. With that solid foundation, it’s no wonder Madrid has won 11 of the 12 league matches this season in which they netted first. On the road, Madrid’s La Liga win rate of 50% may disappoint fans, as will their average of 1.6 goals scored per road trip. In fact, any wait for goals may take some time as 54.55% of the goals in Madrid’s away league fixtures have come beyond the 60th minute.
Will not play
From Valladolid: Caro – Thigh injury; Questionable: Plaza – Muscle injury.
From Real Madrid: Asensio – Knee injury, Bale – Ankle injury, Carvajal – Yellow cards, Hazard – Ankle injury.
Players to watch
Sergio Guardiola (VLD) scored the opener in three of the four league games he’s netted in this term. Meanwhile, Karim Benzema has been Madrid’s first goalscorer in three of the last four La Liga games he’s found the net.
Stat attack: Valladolid is yet to concede in both halves at home this league season.
Madrid has seen a goalless first half in 50% of their La Liga away games this term.
There’s been a goal after the 80th minute in the last six H2Hs.