Real Valladolid vs Granada match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the hosts target a key win in their battle for survival.
|Date||Sunday 11th April 2021|
|Kick-Off||18:30 (local time)|
Real Valladolid vs Granada Preview
Real Valladolid’s bid for top flight survival continues on Friday as they welcome Granada to the Jose Zorrilla. Sergio’s side have put in some improved recent displays and will see this as a real opportunity to put three priceless points on the board with Granada playing this match in the middle of a Europa League Quarter-Final.
The hosts were four games unbeaten in LaLiga heading into their trip to Camp Nou last Monday. They very nearly made it five too but ultimately succumbed to a late goal from Ousmane Dembele. Real Valladolid were left fuming though by a bizarre red card issued to Oscar Plano 11 minutes from time which made their task all the more difficult.
They were also denied three points in painful circumstances in their previous game as Sevilla goalkeeper Bono scored a Stoppage Time leveller. Real Valladolid should still be able to take plenty of positives from those two displays but they’ll know those lost points may prove very costly come the end of the season.
Granada meanwhile are safely placed in mid-table, 10 points off the European places. It seems likely that we will see some rotation from Diego Martinez again with Granada in the midst of a historic European quarter-final against Manchester United. They were beaten 2-0 by the Red Devils at Los Carmenes on Thursday night and it does look like their journey is coming to an end but they will want to be in a position to give a strong account of themselves at Old Trafford this coming week.
Granada have lost 5 of their last 7 in LaLiga but two home wins during that period have ensured they’ve maintained a safe position in the middle of the table. They’ve not travelled well this term in LaLiga though, winning just twice away from Los Carmenes. Their average of 0.64 points per away game is the joint worst record in the division, along with Alaves.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Granada Wins, 2 Real Valladolid Wins, 1 Draw.
- Real Valladolid picked up a 3-1 win in Granada earlier in the season.
- The most recent meeting in Valladolid ended in a 1-1 draw in September.
- Real Valladolid had won 2 of the previous 3 meetings at the Jose Zorrilla.
Óscar Plano is suspended for Real Valladolid but with Fabian Orellana available again, that’s not a huge problem. Raul Garcia and Fede San Emeterio are injured.
Roberto Soldado is suspended for the visitors who are missing Luis Milla and Neyder Lozano to injury.
Predicted Real Valladolid Starting Lineup:
Masip – Olaza, Gonzalez, Sanchez – Nacho, Mesa, Alcaraz, Janko – Orellana – Guardiola, Weissman (3-4-1-2)
Predicted Granada Starting Lineup:
Silva – Quini, Sanchez, Vallejo, Foulquier – Quina, Eteki – Puertas, Vico, Machis – Molina (4-2-3-1)
Real Valladolid vs Granada Predictions
LaLiga Expert Predicts: Real Valladolid 1-0 Granada (follow us on Tipstrr to view our betting tips)
Defensively, Real Valladolid have really tightened up in recent weeks and they look capable of frustrating what may be a much changed Granada side. The hosts may just have enough here to claim a priceless victory in their battle for survival.