Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Football game between Real Valladolid and Atletico Madrid will bring down the curtain on Sunday’s program in La Liga. La Pucela were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Valencia at Estadio de Mestalla, but los Che eventually scored a late winner to pick up all three points from the match. Valladolid are eager to get back on course, but they face yet another uphill task against the in-form capital club. Selim Amallah has joined Anuar in the recovery room, with Alvaro Aguado likely to step up.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, came from behind to beat Mallorca 3-1 on Wednesday evening, with the team cementing their spot in top four. Atletico Madrid aim to overtake Real Madrid in second place in the standings and given their fine form, away win should be considered. Towering defender Stefan Savic is back from suspension but he is struggling with a finger issue, while all Jan Oblak, Marcos Llorente, and Reinildo Mandava remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Anthony Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision.
Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team.
Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the U19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
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.