Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Thursday’s football game between Real Valladolid and Ferrol will bring down the curtain on the La Liga 2 round 21. La Pucela failed to turn their dominance into goals in a 1-0 loss to Villarreal B, but they are surely capable of beating the newcomers in front of home fans. Morocco midfielder Anuar is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Ivan Garriel Munoz, Marcos Andre, and Javi Sanchez remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Ferrol, on the other hand, are surprisingly sitting in 4th place in the standings. Valladolid, though, are a more experienced side than Ferrol and given La Pucela’s fine home record (7-2-1), we predict that the visitors are going to return to Galicia empty-handed. Both Chuca and Luca Ferrone are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the visiting side.
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.