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Defending champions FC Barcelona had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Valencia last weekend and still managed to extend their lead in the table to Atletico Madrid by one point. The Rojiblancos lost against Europa League starter Betis Sevilla 1-0! In completely different spheres of the table this season the yellow submarine from Villarreal moves completely surprisingly. The Europa League starter is in acute descent. At the start of the 23rd matchday in La Liga, it comes to the relegation crash between Real Valladolid and Villarreal!
Valladolid is currently the best climber and is ranked 15th with 25 points. In the tightly packed midfield of the Spanish LaLiga, however, this means only two points ahead of the first relegation place. In addition, the shape curve clearly down. A shape curve down – this also applies to Villarreal. With only 19 points, the backlog of the rescuing shore is already five points and victories are urgently needed to restore the connection. Despite the current formality, the guests are traded on Friday night as a slight favorite. Start of the match at Estadio Nuevo Jose Zorilla is at 20:00 pm.
Already last weekend the climber had the honor to open the match day in the Spanish LaLiga. Real Valladolid was in the starting duel with SD Huesca, the current bottom of the table. With a win, the team of head coach Sergio could have worked out a small cushion. After defeating Celta Vigo 2: 1 a few days earlier, confidence was there. But there was nothing to see on the field. After an inferior performance the climber skidded in a 0: 4 debacle. That defeat was the first defeat with more than two goals difference this season. Despite this clap, conceding 28 goals in 22 matches is a decent value for a relegation candidate.
Nevertheless, the past few weeks have already shown that the team has lost the strong September / October form. In this phase, Valladolid has remained without defeat for six games in a row and collected a total of 14 of 25 points this season. Of the last 13 (!) League matches, only two games have been won. The enormously important game on Friday evening is hampered by the suspension of center-back Fernando Calero. The 23-year-old, who was already traded with BVB as a possible new signing, is a yellow card. Luismi (defensive midfielder) and Duje Cop (striker) are injured due to injury. Villarreal loan Enes Ünal is not eligible to play against its home club.
With only 19 goals scored, Real Valladolid has the league’s weakest offensive. The defensive problems (Calero deficit), the inferior performance against Huesca and the weak results in recent months, as well as the quality of the squad, mean that in the match between Valladolid and Villarreal the tip for the home win is not recommended.
The “reverse role” to head coach Javier Calleja was a solo effort by Villarreal president Fernando Roig Alfonso senior. Only eight weeks after Calleja was released, the president decided to bring the former coach back. A clear signal in the direction of his players, because he did not think about new signings for a second. Rather, he put the team in the duty to finally be able to retrieve the existing potential.
The first match in his term of office was eagerly awaited. And the fans were pleasantly surprised over long stretches. For one, Calleja provided a surprise moment with a triple chain. The winger Miguelon and especially Alfonso Pedraza were able to generate a lot of pressure to the front and with two strikers in the center was always generated danger again. Playful was also a significant improvement compared to the last few weeks to recognize. After a 2-0 lead through an Iborra goal and a Cazorla penalty, the first victory since 25 November seemed close enough to touch. An unfortunate own goal by veteran Daniele Bonera as well as a dream goal from Rosales should provide but again for long faces. The 2-2 draw does not help in the fight for relegation.
This disappointment must be processed and the positive aspects in the foreground. Because these were definitely available and if the yellow submarine can build on these services, then the necessary results will follow again. In Valladolid, however, victory is very important. On the one hand, the connection can be made to the saving shore, on the other hand wait after Sevilla and Atletico Madrid two hard games on Villarreal. Villarreal will feel this pressure of “winning” more often in the coming weeks. The quality in the squad is great and so far, the yellow submarine sold under the possibilities. However, the hosts from Valladolid are themselves in a formality and accordingly, the quotas offered are quite understandable. In the game between Valladolid and Villarreal, the tip for the away win with a 2.50 quota has certainly value! Bruno Soriano still fails, Manu Trigueros trained only a limited amount throughout the week and will probably miss. Victor Ruiz returns to the squad; whether Calleja wants to change the well functioning triple chain, however, is still open.
Valladolid vs Villarreal head to head matches
30.09.18 LL Villarreal Valladolid 0 : 1
25.01.14 LL Valladolid Villarreal 1 : 0
24.08.13 LL Villarreal Valladolid 2 : 1
04.04.10 LL Valladolid Villarreal 0 : 2
22.11.09 LL Villarreal Valladolid 3 : 1