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Espanyol vs Valladolid Prediction & Betting tips
Espanyol may open the Spanish football Saturday against direct competitor Real Valladolid. The Catalans defend a four-point lead on the opponent, so valuable points are at stake this weekend. Who will win the match?
Espanyol has been involved in a fight in which the team does not want to sit. After a good start to the season, the club could run for some time at the top and it seemed like a great season for the Catalans. Since mid-November, however, the club’s performance has fallen into free fall and the blue-and-white formation has still not been able to pick up the thread. With only two victories from the last fourteen matches, the blues have clearly underperformed the last time, although the team has not lost a league game since the start of this year in its own RCDE Stadium.
Last weekend, Los Pericos did not manage to win again, in-house the team did not go any further than a 1-1 draw against Hekkenca. Despite the new loss of point, the men of coach Joan Francesc Ferrer lost little ground in the rankings, almost all direct competitors also lost points. A victory on Saturday against Valladolid in their own home would ensure that Ferrer’s team can more or less assume that it will avoid relegation. Although in theory even Europa League football is still feasible, a sixth final ranking does not seem more than an illusion.
Real Valladolid is settled in the lower regions of La Liga. The team of trainer Sergio González is in a difficult period and the difference with the relegation zone is only three points at the start of the 26th round. When defeating at Espanyol, there is even a chance that the purple-white formation will occupy a penultimate position in the ranking after this weekend and will be outclassed by Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal. According to the trainer, his team has to form a strong unit to achieve goals, because the club does not have players of special individual class in the ranks.
The blanquivioletas will of course want to prevent a doom scenario at all times, but then the team has to do something about the scoring problem. Already four games in a row, the goal was not found and with only nineteen goals this season, Valladolid is the least scoring team in the league. In addition, the PhD student is certainly not in contention, but the last victory gained outside his own stadium is almost three months ago. Saturday also promises to be a tough duel and the interests are great. For trainer González, this game has a special touch, the 42-year-old coach was as player between 1995 and 2001 connected to Espanyol.
Espanyol vs Valladolid head to head matches
26.10.18 LL Valladolid Espanyol 1 : 1
03.05.14 LL Valladolid Espanyol 1 : 0
22.12.13 LL Espanyol Valladolid 4 : 2
03.03.13 LL Espanyol Valladolid 0 : 0
06.10.12 LL Valladolid Espanyol 1 : 1