Villareal takes on Real Valladolid on September 21, 2019, at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Spanish La Liga football action.

“Soccer" Villarreal CF

Villarreal CF was established in 1923 and they are considered as a low profile team in Spanish football despite challenging heavyweights like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for trophies during the past decade. Last season, Villarreal finished in 14th place in the final La Liga table and they are aiming for a better finish this time with Javier Calleja as head coach.

Villarreal has never won the La Liga title but they finished as runners-up during the 2007/08 season. In the lower divisions of Spanish football, they placed second in the Segunda Division during the 2012/13 season and finished as runners-up twice in the Segunda B Division. Villarreal also captured the Tercera Division in 1970 and are they also two-time winners of the UEFA Intertoto Cup. As of August 2019, Villarreal is ranked 22nd in the UEFA’s Coefficient Rankings.

Villarreal ranks 11th in the La Liga in Goal Difference at -1 goal. They have scored a league-leading seven goals on the current season. They also have a La Liga 3rd-best five assists this season. But while Villarreal has been doing good in the offense, they have surrendered a total of 8 goals already this season which is ranked 19th in the Spanish La Liga.

Gerard Moreno has found the back of the net already three times this season while Moi Gomez has produced two goals and one assist so far this year. Samuel Chukwueze has lived up to his preseason hype and has scored one goal so far this year.

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Real Valladolid


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“Soccer" Real Valladolid

Real Valladolid was established in 1928 and is the most successful football club in Castile and Leon in terms of trophies and history. They have played a total of 43 seasons in the first division, 35 in the second division and a total of 10 in the third division. Two of its most prominent players, Manuel Badenes and Jorge Da Silva were recipients of the Pichichi trophy.

They have won the Segunda Division three times, the last of which came in 2006/07 when they set the record for most consecutive games unbeaten at 29. Valladolid also won the now-defunct Copa de La Liga in 1984 and they were Copa del Rey runners-up on two occasions. When it comes to the Spanish La Liga though, their best finish was 4th, which they accomplished during the 1962/63 season.

Real Valladolid’s Goal Difference of -1 goal ranks 11th in the league this season. They have scored three goals in three matches (ranked 10th overall) and they have allowed four goals ( tied for 10th overall) so far this year. Valladolid also ranks 7th in Assists with a total of three for the current term.

Sergi Guardiola has scored two goals for Valladolid this season. Forward Oscar Plano has the squad’s other goal. Meanwhile, Waldo Rubio and Ruben Alcaraz have one assist each for Valladolid while goalkeeper Jordi Masip has allowed a total of four goals with seven saves in three appearances.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Villarreal is ranked 6th in the La Liga with a record of 0-2-1 SU. Villarreal opened their season with a 4-4 draw against Granda. They were beaten by Levante 1-2 in their second-round match and they forced a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in their most recent fixture. The draw against Real Madrid should give them plenty of confidence heading to this match.

Real Valladolid enters this match as the soccer betting underdogs against Villarreal. They currently rank 12th in the Spanish La Liga with a record of 1-1-1 SU in their first three matches. Real Valladolid opened the current season with a victory over Real Betis and they followed that up with a tie against Real Madrid. In the previous round, Valladolid lost to Levante 0-2.

Head to head, these teams have played in a total of 22 matches. Valladolid leads the series with 11 wins while Villarreal has seven victories. Villarreal and Real Valladolid have played to a draw in four other matches. Villarreal’s defense has shown plenty of holes early in the season but they have been able to compensate for that with a high-scoring offense. On the other hand, Valladolid has played good defense so far this season but against Villarreal, they are going to find it hard to match their opponent’s offensive output. Prediction: Villarreal

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