Real Valladolid 2-1 Espanyol – Betting Review



Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Valladolid was the slight favourite for this game and won @ 2.65.

Espanyol had no answer for the host when they hit their best spells. Espanyol did not really generate much util behind by two goals.  they were second best overall, and the home win is justified.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. So close was the betting between these two well-matched sides, the draw-no bet  (DNB) was offered as a cushion on both clubs.

Valladolid -0 won @ 1.86, having been a slight favourite on this market.

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all, where the line was set at 2.25 goals.

The view was the line was slightly too high before kick-off.

However, the game was bright and quite attacking from early, not the tight and nervy game anticipated, and Over 2.25 won @ 2.00.


Match Summary

An impressive and bolder than usual Real Valladolid climbed out of the La Liga relegation zone with a deserved 2-1 win over Espanyol.

This win at the Estadio José Zorilla was a huge and much needed boost for Valladolid, giving them breathing space ahead of the relegation places.

Valladolid wasted no time trying to bounce back from their two-match La Liga losing streak, as the ever busy Larin thought he’d scored for the host before VAR chalked the goal off for a close offside.

The home team remained upbeat and more dangerous despite the setback.

Despite scoring just one goal in their last three matches, Valladolid continued to show a greater attacking threat against an Espanyol side that couldn’t settle.

The pressure took its toll when Iván Sánchez’s long-range strike took a huge reflection and flew into the net past Pacheco.

Espanyol generally struggled to generated much of note against a well-drilled Valladolid side with the joint second-best home defence in La Liga.

Javi Puado’s speculative approach nearly paid off as his thumping strike from the edge of the area rattled the crossbar just before the break.

Having sat back as the first half grew older,  Valladolid changed the dynamic and were keen to kill off the game in an improved second period.

The bold approach worked and Valladolid found the second goal soon enough. It was the first time since November that they have scored twice in a single league outing.

It came from sub Álvaro Aguado, racing onto Gonzalo Plata’s nice run and cutback. His finish did the assistant justice.

Espanyol remained on the back foot as Plata almost added a late third as his curled finish struck the woodwork.

Espanyol provided a late scare after Martin Braithwaite shot past Sergio Asenjo from 10 yards, but time eventually ran out for a late comeback as Pucelanos held on.

Now sitting just two points above the La Liga relegation places, Espanyol will see this as a missed opportunity, particularly with very tough games ahead.