Villarreal 3-3-1, Real Valladolid 0-3-4
11/2/20 3 pm
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Villarreal is welcoming Real Valladolid to Estadio de la Ceramica in round 8 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal is playing in fantastic form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 7 games. In the Europa League, Villarreal has 2 wins, 8 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals, and they are at the top of their group. In LaLiga, Villarreal is also doing well, and they are in 6th place with 12 points, 8 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals so far this season. Villarreal was playing against Cadiz on the road in their last LaLiga match, and they were the dominant team in that game with 77% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. Despite Villarreal creating a lot of good chances, they weren’t able to score a goal, and this game ended in a 0-0 draw. Paco Alcacer is the leading goalscorer for Villarreal with 4 goals, while Gerard Moreno added 3 goals. Gaspar and Kubo each have 1 assist. Alberto Moreno, Dani Parejo, and Estupinan are all injured, while Gerard Moreno and Foyth are still questionable for this game. Villarreal is an excellent team, and they are playing good soccer under the new head coach Unai Emery, and I see Villarreal fighting for one of the top 4 spots in LaLiga this season.
Valladolid is the worst team in this early season in LaLiga, and they are in the last place with only 3 points. Valladolid is still without a win this season, and they have scored only 5 goals in 7 games while conceding 11 goals. Surprisingly, Valladolid is not the worst defensive team in LaLiga, but they are playing the worst soccer. In their last LaLiga game, Valladolid was hosting Alaves, and they have had 44% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. Valladolid conceded a red card in the 21st minute, and they just weren’t able to defend with one player less on the field. The final score of this game was 0-2 in favor of Alaves. Herrero, Villa, Rubio, Gonzalez, and Guardiola have each scored 1 goal for Valladolid so far this season. Martinez, Guardiola, and Plano have each added 1 assist. Olivas, Sanchez, and Janko are all injured, while Guardiola and El Yamiq are still questionable. Valladolid will need a massive change of pace, and a lot of luck to stay in LaLiga for another season, and soon because they might fall behind really fast if they don’t improve.
Valladolid hasn’t won any of their last 9 away games, while they haven’t won in their last 9 games overall. The trends are actually on Valladolid’s side, but Villarreal is the better team here, in better form, and I seriously doubt that Valladolid will get the first win of the season on the road. There is no way I’m siding with this terrible Valladolid team.