Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from the defeat against Barcelona when they welcome Real Valladolid to Santiago Bernabeu. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in Spanish La Liga.
Rock Solid on Home Soil
Real Madrid will be looking to keep their hopes of retaining the La Liga title alive on Sunday when they face relegation candidates Real Valladolid. Los Blancos might have won two of the last three La Liga titles, but they have lacked consistency this term, especially in the league. This lack of consistency is underlined by the fact that they have lost both clashes against Barcelona this season and have won only one of their last four league games.
City rivals Atletico Madrid have crept up behind Carlo Ancelotti and his team, sitting just five points behind. A shock result against Valladolid would surely put Ancelotti under even more pressure to perform.
Real needs to find a way to play well consistently, and they have a chance to hit the ground running after the international break against a struggling Valladolid. Los Blancos are a real force to be reckoned with at home, managing to stay unbeaten so far in front of their fans, so we will continue to include them in our La Liga picks and parlays.
Nacho Fernandez is banned for this clash, while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois misses out with a muscle problem. David Alaba should recover in time to face Valladolid. French left-back Ferland Mendy has not played for Real Madrid since the start of the year due to a muscle injury and Sunday’s game would come too soon for him.
Fighting to Avoid Relegation
Real Valladolid earned a promotion to La Liga at the beginning of this season after an exceptional stint in La Liga 2, but they failed to live up to expectations. Nevertheless, Jose Rojo Martín’s troops would be delighted to remain in the top-flight league for another season. They are sitting 16th in the standings, two points above the red zone, but have the second-worst attack in the league with just 20 goals scored in 26 fixtures.
Given their poor record against the reigning champions, it would be a surprise if they took anything from Sunday’s game, so if you’re betting online, you should fade them here. Valladolid will have to lean on their home form if they are to survive this year, meaning this game against Real may be something of a write-off.
They experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 defeat to Athletic Club before the international break. Defender Javi Sanchez is banned for the match, while all Selim Amallah, Jordi Masip, and Anuar remain in the treatment room.
Real Madrid vs Valladolid Head-to-Head
Real has dominated this clash, beating their opponents in their last four matches. Valladolid has not beaten Real since 2008, with 14 matches coming and going since then.
Valladolid has been awful on the road, winning just two of their 13 games. With just eight goals scored and 25 conceded, they have not been good enough at scoring and picking up points away from home. The visitors failed to find the back of the net against Real Madrid in each of their last four encounters.
Real Madrid vs Valladolid Match Information
- Match: Real Madrid (17-5-4) vs Valladolid (8-4-14)
- Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 2nd, 10:15 a.m. ET
- Real Madrid vs Valladolid Live Stream: fubo.tv
Real Madrid vs Valladolid Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Valladolid Picks and Prediction
Los Blancos enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -450 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest La Liga odds, while the goal line is set at 3½.
There can be no room for complacency as Real Madrid takes on Barcelona again soon before facing Villarreal and Chelsea twice in the Champions League in less than three weeks. Los Blancos will definitely have their eye on their UCL doubleheader and won’t risk too much here, so we will combine the moneyline with the goals market as we don’t expect too many goals.
Real Madrid is listed at -450 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Real Madrid, you can win $22. Valladolid is +1100, offering a chance to win $XXX on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Real Madrid an 81.82% chance to win, with Valladolid at 8.33%.