Real Madrid v Real Valladolid – Betting Preview
Real Madrid Summary
Real Madrid comes into this game with a very defeatist attitude about the league chances having lost El Classico.
They are a huge and embarrassing 12 points behind Barcelona after the 1-0 loss to their rival before the international break.
The season is not over as they progressed to the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League and still have a Copa semi-final ahead. On a negative slant, however, these two cups will take priority over meaningless league games in-between.
The mood is fairly downbeat and their pride is hurt. Anything less than a win would be a disaster against Valladolid.
Looking at team news now. Real Madrid has their best team available with all but Nacho available. The reliable and versatile Spanish defender is banned. He is in very good form as the picture below indicates. Mendy is more attacking minded on paper, but this is a big reduction as he is behind on almost all areas but for defensive duels won.
David Alaba is back in training and so the physio room is clear. However, do not expect their best side as Carlo Ancelotti is set to rest his most important internationals, depending on which most need rest.
Real Valladolid Summary
Real Valladolid dropped a disappointing 3-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao before the international break and is in a precarious spot as a result.
In the game before Athletic, they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Elche. That was not a great result considering they held the lead for around 85 minutes.
It all means Valladolid is just two points above the drop zone before any games kick off in this La Liga 2022/23 round.
Valladolid wanted to put more ground between them and the bottom three before this game where nothing is expected.
Team news is mixed. Masip is back in training and 50/50 with Sergio Asenjo. The latter has played quite well and so may keep his place on merit.
Hongla returns from a suspension while Machis, Kenedy, Anuar and Selim Amallah all remain out.
Pacheta is without Javi Sanchez who is banned for the game at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Real Madrid is the big favourite to win @ 1.21.
The draw is @ 7.75 and the Valladolid win is @ 13.0.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Madrid gives away a full two-goal start.
They won’t be hugely motivated for this and with so many internationals away, could also be fatigued. Madrid -2 is @ 1.95.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 3.5. It has moved up from 3.25, indicating the punters expect goals.
The Over is @ 2.00 and the Under is @ 1.87. It could be worth checking Madrid’s XI here.