Real Valladolid vs Cadiz Match Preview & Predictions

Real Valladolid vs Cadiz

Real Valladolid vs Cadiz match preview and predictions for Saturday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Sergio’s men play a vital home game in terms of their battle for safety.

Date Saturday 24th April 2021
Kick-Off 16:15 (local time)
Stadium Jose Zorrilla
Competition LaLiga

Real Valladolid vs Cadiz Preview


Real Valladolid stadium

Real Valladolid face a crucial home game this Saturday in LaLiga as Cadiz visit the Jose Zorrilla. Sergio’s men are right in the thick of the relegation scrap this season and will be hoping their experience of having survived these battles in the past will be enough to help them over the line this time around.

They scored what could turn out to be a very important late goal in midweek to draw their six-pointer against Elche. Lucas Olaza’s 86th minute strike sealed a point and ensured they head into the weekend action one point and one place above the drop-zone. Real Valladolid also have a game in hand on the other teams in trouble but this is their most winnable remaining fixture and it feels as though anything less than three points would be too little.

They’ve gone 5 without victory in LaLiga since seeing off Getafe 2-1 at the Jose Zorrilla. They had actually got into the habit of conceding lots of late goals so their midweek match was at least a welcome reversal but it looks as though it is going to be a nail-biting end to the season for everyone connected with Real Valladolid.

Cadiz will be able to breathe a little more comfortably. With a 9 point advantage on the bottom three, it’s very hard to see them going down from this position, even if they fail to win again this season. They’d happily settle for a point here to maintain a clear lead on their opponents and it’s doubtful any of the sides below Real Valladolid will pick up enough points to overhaul Cadiz.

Alvaro Cervera’s side come into this one following a 3-0 home loss to Real Madrid in midweek but they’d taken 7 points from their previous 3 games, including key wins over Valencia and Getafe. A couple of notable suspensions hamper their chances here but their average of 1.27 points per game on the road this term will give them some belief, even if that’s largely the result of their stunning early season away form.


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Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Real Valladolid Wins, 1 Cadiz Win, 3 Draws.
  • The last 5 meetings have produced a total of just 5 goals.
  • The sides drew 0-0 in Cadiz earlier this term.
  • Cadiz haven’t won on any of their last 3 trips to Valladolid.

Team News

Jawad El Yamiq and Raul Garcia are still sidelined through injury for the hosts. Shon Weissman is a doubt.

Salvi Sanchez and Jens Jonsson are suspended. Alex Fernandez remains a doubt.

Predicted Real Valladolid Starting Lineup:

Masip – Olaza, Bruno, Joaquin F, Janko – Orellana, Alcaraz, Mesa, Plano – Andre, Kodro (4-4-2)

Predicted Cadiz Starting Lineup:

Ledesma – Espino, Cala, Fati, Iza – Jairo, Garrido, Jose Mari, Alejo – Sobrino, Negredo (4-4-2)


Real Valladolid vs Cadiz Predictions


Score Prediction: Real Valladolid 2-1 Cadiz

Real Valladolid haven’t been great at home this season but they managed to get the job done in their recent home clash with fellow strugglers Getafe and look capable of doing the same here against a Cadiz side that has little left to play for.


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