Real Valladolid vs Eibar predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as both sides aim for the win that would put distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
Real Valladolid vs Eibar Preview
Nine games into the new season, there’s not much to choose between Real Valladolid and Eibar with the former currently two points better off. This fixture produced a goalless draw last season with the visitors reduced to ten men and there aren’t many things that suggest this game is going to be any more entertaining.
Real Valladolid’s matches so far have been relatively low scoring with Sergio’s side averaging less than 1 goal per game scored and exactly 1 per game conceded. They didn’t invest much in the summer which raised fears that this could be a really difficult season for Las Blanquivioletas but again they’ve shown themselves to be difficult opponents with the two Madrid giants having already been held to draws.
Eibar made a really slow start to the campaign but back to back home wins against Sevilla and Celta Vigo dealt them a major boost before the most recent international break. Their away form is still a concern though. Eibar have won just 1 of their last 20 on the road in La Liga and that’s something that is certainly preventing them moving up to the next level and could just land them in serious relegation danger this term if it doesn’t improve.
It’ll be interesting to see which team tries to force the tempo and is bold enough to really try and win this game. To some extent, both are perhaps more comfortable playing the role of underdogs but both coaches will see this fixture as a good chance to lay some foundations and push further clear of trouble.
Real Valladolid vs Eibar Predictions
Score Prediction: 0-0 Draw
This certainly doesn’t have the makings of a classic and a repeat of last season’s 0-0 at the Jose Zorrilla can’t be ruled out. Neither side look particularly convincing in the final third right now and they could cancel each other out again.
Real Valladolid vs Eibar H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 2 Valladolid Wins, 1 Eibar Win, 3 Draws.
- There have only been 7 competitive meetings this century.
- Eibar have avoided defeat on all of their previous 3 visits to Valladolid.
- Last season’s meetings were the first ever to take place in the top flight and saw Real Valladolid collect 4 points.
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Predicted Line Ups
Real Valladolid Team:
Masip – Nacho, Salisu, Olivas, Moyano – Villa, Emeterio, Michel, Plano – Guardiola, Unal (4-4-2)
Dmitrovic – Cote, Arbilla, Oliveira, Tejero – Diop, Escalante, Exposito – Inui, Enrich, Orellana (4-3-3)