LaLiga – Match-day 11 Sees Real Valladolid take on Real Sociedad
LaLiga action on Saturday as Valladolid and Real meet at José Zorrilla – 4:15pm GMT.
Real, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in third place and eight places above eleventh placed Valladolid, going into the clash.
With the LaLiga season well into its stride, Real Valladolid have managed to gain 11 points
With Valladolid having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Pacheta’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.
Also, Valladolid need to get out of the losing habit, with five recorded in the last 10 matches. Their position is eleventh in the League and they have 11 points, that is, 3W, 5L and 2D having won three games, drawn two meetings, and lost five fixtures.
Valladolid have won two games, drawn one game, and lost two matches of their five League matches at home this season.
A victory for Real Valladolid would put them on 14 points.
Pacheta will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Valladolid players.
Real Sociedad’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 22 points this season
It was three points secured for Real in their last fixture, beating Mallorca 1-0 at Reale Arena.
Also, that’s a run of five wins for Real, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. Now they have 7 matches won, 2 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 22 points having won seven fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.
Playing away from home, Real have won four meetings and lost one game.
Winning this fixture will see Real Sociedad on 25 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Real have a good scoring record this season, with 16 netted so far. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Brais Mendez (5), Alexander Sorloth (3), and Take (2). Real have conceded 12 goals.
Imanol Alguacil could be missing up to seven of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.
Real Valladolid v Real Sociedad – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Real with a greater number of wins. In the last 34 meetings, they have enjoyed 16 wins, to Valladolid’s seven victories. Also, Real have won all eleven of the last 19 fixtures played against Valladolid. In their most recent meeting of this fixture Real Valladolid secured a 4-1 home win.
For Valladolid, Sergio Leon, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in 10 League games this season, while Brais Mendez is one of the top performing players after having scoredfive goals in 10 League matches this LaLiga Season for Real.
Other players of note for Valladolid are Sergio Leon and Monchu with four goals each and for Real are Alexander Sorloth and Take with three goals and two goals respectively.