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Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid: Team news and prediction

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 23/08/2019

Real Madrid will host Real Valladolid in their second clash of the season at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, Zinedine Zidane's men will hope to maintain the same momentum when they entertain the Blanquivioletas.

TEAM NEWS:

REAL MADRID:

The host will be without their record signing Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Brahim Diaz due to various injury reasons while Luka Madrid will also be missing in action for a one-match ban for his dismissal in their last clash against Celta Vigo.

Dani Carvajal is expected to be back after serving a match suspension for the opening fixture of the season. Ferland Mendy has also regained his fitness having missed out against Celta Vigo.

REAL VALLADOLID:

The visitors will be without Everton loanee Sandro Ramirez, the forward sustained a muscle problem last weekend against Real Betis.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Real Madrid had a head to head advantage over Real Valladolid, they have met 36 times with Los Blancos claiming 22 wins and 10 draws with Real Valladolid winning just four of those ties.

Valladolid is yet to win against Real Madrid in their last six games.

RECENT FORM:

REAL MADRID:

Zinedine Zidane’s men have put their woeful outing in the pre-season campaign behind them with a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo at the Balaidos on Saturday.

Real Madrid controlled the game against Celta Vigo and at some point, they were leading with three-goal up before the home team scored a consolation goal.

REAL VALLADOLID:

Sergio Gonzalez Soriano’s men won their opener against Real Betis, Valladolid will take the same confidence to Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

PROBABLE LINE-UPS:

REAL MADRID:

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Isco; Vazquez, Benzema, Bale

REAL VALLADOLID:

Masip; Moyano, Salisu, Olivas, Nacho; Antonito, Mohamed, Michel, Plano; Guardiola, Unal

PREDICTION:

Real Madrid 3-1 Real Valladolid
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