Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Jose Zorilla when Real Valladolid and Racing Santander lock horns in an eagerly-awaited Segunda Division game. La Pucela suffered a dip in form, with the team losing three of their last four league matches, while sharing the spoils with Elche. Valladolid have been struggling in front of goal of late, but Monday’s clash could be the turning point for the home team. Both Marcos Andre and Javi Sanchez are major doubts and the duo will be assessed ahead of the match.
Los Racinguistas, meanwhile, aim to bounce back from back-to-back defeats, but seeing that over the years Valladolid have turned their Estadio Jose Zorilla into a real fortress, home win should be considered. Both Ivan Morante and Andres Martin are banned for the visiting side, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the promotion-chasing hosts. The likes of Alvaro Mantilla and Clement Grenier are sidelined with injuries.
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.