Villarreal vs Real Valladolid Match Preview & Prediction

Villarreal host Barcelona at the Ceramica this weekend

Villarreal vs Real Valladolid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the Yellow Submarine look to build on an impressive win last weekend.

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Villarreal vs Real Valladolid Preview

This game features two sides who struggled last term but have made slightly more encouraging starts to this season. Villarreal certainly produced their best showing in a long while last time out at Leganes while Valladolid will be satisfied with their return of 5 points from 4 games having played all of their opening 3 matches away from home.

Villarreal made a shaky start to the campaign with 4 goals conceded in a thrilling draw with new boys Granada but slowly but surely they have looked more composed in all departments. Moi Gomez has added a touch of flair and guile to their attacking play while André-Frank Anguissa has added some much needed steel in midfield. Defensively they are still something of a work in progress but a clean sheet in the 3-0 win at Butarque last time out would have done their confidence the world of good.

Real Valladolid meanwhile come into this game after a below par showing against Osasuna at home. They managed to get a point from the game but the new boys really could have left the Jose Zorrilla with all three. They’ve been solid travellers so far this season though and they do perhaps enjoy life a bit more when the pressure is off and most people expect them to lose, which will be the case again here.

We may see some changes from Villarreal here despite that win last week. Gerard Moreno scored a brace last weekend and should start in attack ahead of Carlos Bacca with Samuel Chukwueze potentially coming in on the flank. Rubén Peña may also come into the team at right-back. Valladolid could also consider freshing things up but they will be without Enes Unal who is unavailable to play against his parent club.

Villarreal vs Real Valladolid Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-0 Villarreal

You can never totally write off Valladolid who do relish these kind of away games where they will be happy to let the opposition have the ball. However Villarreal will take real confidence from last weekend’s win and with their defence looking more solid now, you sense they could be in for a much stronger season as there’s plenty to like about the rest of the team. They ought to make it back-to-back wins here.

Villarreal vs Real Valladolid H2H

  • Last 6 meetings: 3 Villarreal Wins, 2 Valladolid Wins, 1 Draw
  • Valladolid are unbeaten in 3 games against Villarreal.
  • There was only one goal in the two meetings between these clubs last term, scored by Valladolid’s Leo Suarez on this ground.
  • The last 6 meetings at the Ceramica have produced 3 wins each.

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Predicted Line Ups

Villarreal Team:

Asenjo – Pena, Albiol, Torres, Quintilla – Anguissa, Iborra – Gomez, Cazorla, Chukwueze – Moreno (4-2-3-1)

Real Valladolid Team:

Masip – Nacho, Olivas, Salisu, Porro – Rubio, Michel, Alcaraz, Plano – Sandro, Guardiola (4-4-2)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at)

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