When Espanyol travels to Stadium Jose Zorrilla on Sunday afternoon to play Real Valladolid, they will be attempting to make it three straight victories in La Liga. Real Valladolid is currently in 17th place, one point above the relegation zone going into the upcoming round of games, while the Catalan team is currently ranked 12th in the standings with 27 points from their first 23 games.
From January 29 and February 12, Real Valladolid won three league games against Valencia, Real Sociedad, and Osasuna, earning seven points; however, since then, they have dropped their last two matches to Real Betis and Celta Vigo. Due to the consecutive losses, they are currently in a relegation struggle at this point in the season, sitting in 17th place in the table, just one point above Valencia in 18th.
Despite last weekend’s 3-0 loss to Celta on the road, Pacheta’s team has performed best at home this season, earning 17 points from 11 games played in front of their home crowd. Hence, the White and Violets will be happy to return to Stadium Jose Zorrilla on Sunday afternoon, where they defeated Espanyol 2-1 the previous time the two clubs met in Valladolid.
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Due to their current performance, which has seen them lose just one of their previous four league games while accruing seven points, Espanyol has been able to put four points between themselves and the bottom three teams. On February 19, the Catalan team defeated Elche 1-0 before defeating Mallorca 2-1 at the RCDE Stadium, with Martin Braithwaite scoring twice for the home team.
After this game, Diego Martinez’s team will play at Real Madrid, which increases the pressure on the visitors to win. A loss here might cause them to drop out of first place in the standings before their matchup with the Spanish and European champions. In fact, the White and Blues have only lost three of their 11 league away games this year, accruing 14 points along the way, which are way more than they have at home.
Valladolid vs Espanyol Game Information
- Date: 03/05/2023
- Time: 11:30 AM ET
- Location: Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla, Valladolid.
- How to Watch: Valladolid vs Espanyol ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Valladolid vs Espanyol Betting Lines
Valladolid is +135 according to our Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135.On the other side, Espanyol is +220 according to the Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $220.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Valladolid at a 42.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Espanyol has 31.25 probability of finishing the game with the W.
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