LaLiga – Real Valladolid take on Real Betis

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Sunday at José Zorrilla, as Valladolid host Betis in the LaLiga.

Betis go to José Zorrilla with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in fourth as they take on fifteenth placed Valladolid.

Real Valladolid’s campaign so far has seen them accrue seven points this season

Pacheta will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Cádiz and then Getafe, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, Pacheta’s Valladolid have lost four of their last seven meetings this season. Their position is fifteenth in the League and they have seven points, that is, 2W, 4L and 1D having won two games, drawn one game, and lost four games.

Playing at home, Valladolid have won one game and lost two meetings.

A victory for Real Valladolid would put them on 10 points.

Pacheta could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

With the LaLiga season well into its stride, Real Betis have managed to gain 15 points

Manuel Pellegrini will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Celta Vigo and Girona.

Also, Betis keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last seven fixtures is astonishing this season, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their LaLiga position. Now they have 5 matches won, 2 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourth place, with a total of 15 points having won five games and lost two matches.

Betis have won one game and lost two meetings of their three League matches on the road this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Real Betis’s points from 15 to 18, so far this season.

A solid defensive team

Betis have shown a good defensive performance, having only conceded five goals in their previous matches. The number of goals that a team scores can sometimes give a misleading impression of performance. Betis have found the net 10 times (7 from open play and three penalties), but their performance at times this season has been average. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Borja Iglesias (6), Juanmi (2), and Sergio Canales (1).

Betis’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Manuel Pellegrini, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Real Valladolid v Real Betis – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Betis with a greater number of wins. In the last 39 meetings, they have enjoyed 21 wins, to Valladolid’s nine victories. In addition, the last 14 matches against Betis have resulted in eleven wins for Valladolid. Their most recent encounter in this competition The Green-and-Whites secured a 0-3 away win.

Performance Report

For Valladolid, Sergio Leon is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in seven League fixtures this LaLiga Season, while Borja Iglesias is one of the top performing players after having scoredsix goals in seven League games this campaign for Betis.

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