Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Valencia aim to build on a 2-0 win over Elche when they take on Real Valladolid at Estadio de Mestalla on Thursday. Los Che picked up vital three points from Sunday’s clash, but that did not help them escape the relegation zone. Edinson Cavani and Co. face yet another must-win situation against La Pucela and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field. Both Ilaix Moriba and Hugo Duro are back from suspension, while all Samu Castillejo, Marcos de Sousa, Thierry Correia, and Justin Kluivert remain in the recovery room.
Valladolid, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Villarreal and Girona. Valencia, though, want this win more than Valladolid, which is the main reason why home win should be considered. Both Lucas Olaza and Anuar remain on the sidelines with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Edinson Cavani):
Edinson Cavani is a professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a striker. The Uruguayan attacker was born in Salto on 14 February, 1987 and he began his senior career at Danubio. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Serie A outfit Palermo.
After scoring 34 goals in 109 league appearances for the Sicilian outfit, he joined Napoli in 2010. You should have in mind that Cavani scored a brace on his Napoli debut against Elfsborg in the Europa League. The Uruguay forward scored 78 goals in 104 Serie A games for the Partenopei and, as a result, big-spending French club PSG decided to sign him in 2013.
Cavani scored 19 goals for les Parisiens in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign, but he was in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shadow during the season and he started a number of games from the bench. In 2011 the PSG attacker won the Copa America trophy with Uruguay as la Celeste hammered Paraguay 3-0 in the game for the title.
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.