LaLiga – Match-day 13: Real Valladolid v Elche

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Saturday at José Zorrilla, as Valladolid host Elche in the LaLiga.

This clash sees eleventh placed Valladolid, welcome twentieth placed Elche to José Zorrilla.

Real Valladolid have so far accrued 14 points in this season of the LaLiga

Following two straight wins for Valladolid in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, suffering six losses in 12 meetings is a terrible run of form for any club, Pacheta’s Valladolid will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. They currently stand eleventh in the League, with 14 points for a total of 4 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws having won four games, drawn two games, and lost six meetings.

When Valladolid host Elche, they will do so on the back of three wins, one draw, and two losse on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Real Valladolid’s points from 14 to 17, so far this season.

Injury and illness have depleted Pacheta’s Valladolid and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Saturday’s match.

Nervous Elche take relegation battle to José Zorrilla to face Real Valladolid

Elche have dropped five points in their last two games – a 0-1 defeat at Getafe and 2-2 draw at Espanyol.

Also, with relegation a real prospect for Elche, Jorge Almiron must stop the poor run of form that has produced seven losses in 10 fixtures. With an twentieth position in the league and 0 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws, they currently have four points in the League having drawn four meetings and lost eight games.

Elche have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having drawn two meetings and lost four fixtures of their six League matches away from home this season.

A victory for Elche would put them on 7 points.

It is likely that four key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Jorge Almiron and his Elche team.

Real Valladolid v Elche – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Valladolid and Elche have faced each other 23 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Valladolid’s favour (9 – 5). Also, Valladolid have seen victory in eight of the past 13 matches played against Elche. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Performance Report

For Valladolid, Sergio Leon contributed withfive goals in 12 League fixtures this LaLiga Season, while Pere Milla is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in 12 League fixtures so far for Elche.

Other players of note for Valladolid are Sergio Leon and Monchu with five goals both and for Elche are Pere Milla and Ezequiel Ponce with three goals each.