Real Valladolid v Valencia – Betting Preview
Real Valladolid Summary
Out of form Real Valladolid will be well motivated against Valencia, and know a win likely lifts them outside of the drop zone where they currently sit.
After the woeful first-half showing against Atletico Madrid, the home side will be keen to put on a strong showing and regain the faith of their supporters in front of an almost sold-out Nuevo Jose Zorilla.
In such a horrible run of five straight losses, Pacheta was fully backed by the owner a little over a week ago, but his luck may run out if they don’t improve soon.
The mood within the club is suffering and the confidence has dropped badly in the last few weeks, they are without a league win since the end of November.
Monchu is back from a suspension but there are several continued absences with Escudero, Kenedy, and Anuar sidelined due to injury.
El Yamiq and Fresneda are not expected to feature having missed training in the week. The latter is due to a pending transfer away from Valladolid, another big loss but one they are already well prepared for.
The confidence and mood in Valencia are extremely flat and the club is in great need of a win here. Anything other than a win against 18th-placed Valladolid could see them dragged right into the relegation mire.
The atmosphere is negative due to bad results and the relationship between the boss Gattuso and his chairman. Gattuso was desperate for more funds to improve the squad but that is yet to happen. The Italian boss admitted the club is in something of a crisis in his pre-match conference
Gattuso also hinted strongly he would move away from a 4-3-3 which is not working. They will play a 4-4-2 for this game, matching the host.
Valencia is going to be missing the important defender Thierry once more. This is a significant loss for the host as he is said to be a key man for the team.
Kluivert returned to training on Friday and is cleared to play. Nico González and long-term absentee Jaume remain sidelined by injury.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. The favourites for the match are Valencia to win @ 2.45. The home side is @ 3.15 to gain their first league win since November while the draw is a little bigger @ 3.25.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. The two clubs are in dire form and it could be a close game where the first goal is huge, given that confidence is so low in both sides. Valladolid gets a +0.25 start @ 1.86 while Valencia -0.25 is @ 2.01.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all, which has dropped down from 2.5 to 2.25. this indicates punters are not expecting many goals in what could be a scrap of a game at the bottom. Over 2.25 is at 1.87 and the Under 2.25 is @ 1.96. would be happy to swerve this market and the game in general.