Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Mendizorrotza will host Friday’s football game between Deportivo Alaves and Real Valladolid. The Basques aim to escape the relegation zone, with the team eyeing their first league win of the year. Alaves had no more than five goal attempts in the goalless draw with Getafe at the weekend, but they are surely capable of beating La Pucela at home ground.
Real Valladolid, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding 11 goals in total in the previous four games in all competitions. Since La Pucela have been struggling at the back of late, Deportivo Alaves will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in La Liga. When the two teams met at Estadio Jose Zorilla earlier this term Alaves defeated Valladolid 2-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Jota Peleteiro):
Jota Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo is a Spanish professional footballer who is simply known as Jota. Born on June 16, 1991 in A Pobra do Caraminal, the attacking midfielder began his career at Celta B in 2010. After scoring 22 goals in 68 appearances for the Os Celeste reserve team, he played four games for Celta Vigo first team.
After ending his loan spells with Real Madrid Castilla and Eibar in 2014, he decided to take a step forward in his career, signing a three-year deal with Championship side Brentford for an undisclosed fee. Jota quickly established himself as the first-team regular with the Bees and it has to be noted that he scored 23 goals in 69 appearances for the club in the Championship.
During the 2016/2017 season the Spanish footballer played for Eibar in La Liga, but at the end of the season he return to England, signing a contract with Birmingham City. Jota’s preferred foot is left, but his main position is wright winger.
Highlighted Team (Valladolid):
Real Valladolid is a Spanish club based in Valladolid, the part of the autonomous community of Castille and Leon. Founded in 1928, Real Valladolid play their home matches at Jose Zorilla, the venue that has the capacity 26,512. La Pucela have yet to win the La Liga title, but it is important to note that they finished fourth at the end of the 1962/1963 season.
Real Valladolid made it to the Spanish Cup final on two occasions (1949/1950, 1988/1989). In 1984 they won Copa de la Liga (League Cup), which is considered the team’s biggest success. Speaking of their European records, Real Valladolid participated in the 1989/1990 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals.
La Pucela are well known for their purple and white shirts, but they are known for some top-class footballers as well. The likes of Diego Costa, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Borja Fernandez, Rene Higuita, Luis Garcia and Aritz Aduriz played for Real Valladolid in the past.