Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga, Spain
Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 GMT
Venue: Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain
Experiencing a rough exit from the Champions League, Real Madrid are looking for redemption this weekend. Santiago Solari’s men are targeting nothing other than a win as they face Real Valladolid.
Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for an intense Spanish La Liga encounter. Let’s take a closer look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Masip(g)Antonito, Olivas, Calero, Martinez(def);Keko, Michel, Ruben, Hervias(mid);Plano, S. Guardiola(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Courtois(g)Odriozola, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo(def)Kroos, Casemiro, Modric(mid);Asensio, Benzema, Isco(att).
Before going into this weekend La Liga encounter, both teams have already been involved in several matches. Let’s check out the results that they have been getting recently to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LDLLL
Valladolid continue their struggle as in their last five matches they are yet to record any victory. Their latest match also ended in a disappointing 3-1 loss against Espanyol.
That run of poor form put their situation under serious relegation trouble as they are sitting at 16th place. Valladolid will hope that they can at least snatch a point from Madrid.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWLLL
Madrid themselves are also in a very disappointing run as they lose four out of five recent fixtures. During those stretch of games, they only picked up one victory against Levante.
Getting eliminated in Copa del Rey and Champions League will left a big disappointment for Los Blancos players. Madrid must forget all of their disappointment and regain their enthusiasm again this Sunday.
Valladolid have some troublesome injuries to deal with this weekend as they prepare for Madrid clash. Toni Suarez, Luismi Borja Fernandez along with Stiven Plaza won’t be available for selection.
Pucelanos’ boss Sergio is set to start Oscar Plano along with Sergio Guardiola up front. The home team will hope that Jordi Masip will have an excellent game in goal to stop Madrid’s attacking plays.
Not only getting eliminated from Champions League, Los Blancos also found themselves with many injuries afterwards. Lucas Vazques, Dani Carvajal and Vinicius are confirmed to be sidelined.
Sergio Ramos will also miss out on this weekend tie because of his usual suspension issue. Meanwhile, Reguilon, Gareth Bale and Marcos Llorente are doubtful for the Sunday encounter.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Los Blancos with four wins and one draw.
However, their last match at Valladolid, back on May 2014, did end in a 1-1 draw.
Both teams have been in a slump recently and pressure are looming especially for Los Blancos. Madrid must get back on winning ways or they could find themselves in trouble at the end of season.
Similar situation is troubling Valladolid as they must start getting victories again to avoid relegation. This battle between two out of form team could turn into an intense and tricky for both of them.
Final Score: 1-2