Match Today: Real Madrid vs Valladolid 30-12-2022 La Liga
Real Valladolid prepared for their La Liga home game against Real Madrid with a 5-1 away win over Arenas Getxo in the Copa del Rey. The hosts have 17 points in 13th place and will go into this league game looking to climb into the top half of the league standings. While Real Madrid has scored 35 points so far, it is in second place. Real Valladolid will hope to replicate the Copa del Rey format here. They have lost twice in their last three La Liga matches and have also failed to score in these two matches. However, with just one clean sheet in their last six league matches, Real Valladolid will know they have a lot to do when they take on the reigning La Liga champions. At home, they did well in La Liga, going unbeaten in four matches and snapping up three straight wins in this win.
Real Madrid against Valladolid
In 13 meetings with Valladolid, Real Madrid has not been defeated. For the side chasing Barcelona in the title race, they will want that race to continue. They have won a clean sheet in their last three meetings with Real Valladolid and this is the round they will want to play in this game. Real Madrid beat Cadiz 2-1 in their final game before the World Cup break and they are hoping to build on it here. In their quest to improve, Real Madrid have not kept a clean sheet in their last six matches; Both teams scored in this round, in all competitions. Real Madrid have lost twice in their 21 matches this season in all competitions. They have three wins in five league matches and they come in with six wins in seven away matches.
Valladolid against Real Madrid
Real Madrid has not lost in 13 matches against Real Valladolid. Real Valladolid have failed to score in one of their last five league matches. Real Valladolid have not lost in four consecutive home matches. Both teams have scored in Real Madrid's last six matches. Four of Real Madrid's last five matches have ended in more than one goal. Real Madrid dominated its recent matches against Real Valladolid, and hopes to extend it here. They have depth in this although a number of their players have just returned from the World Cup and are likely to start on the bench. Real Madrid has not been the strongest defensively this season and Real Valladolid will really test them. So both teams will try to get a positive result in this match.