Real Madrid has the prospect to stay the pressure on their city rivals and La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid and to stay third-placed Barcelona at a distance when Zinedine Zidane’s men face Real Valladolid on Saturday. Owned by former player Ronaldo Nazario, the hosts are relegation-threatened and are currently top of rock bottom three and on a run of six matches without a win within the league. Real have won four of their last five and are preparing for his or her UEFA Champions League return against Atalanta next week. counting on Atleti’s result earlier within the day, Los Blancos might enter the sport six points behind Diego Simeone’s men.
Real Madrid: Zidane’s men have won four from their last five in La Liga after a patchy run that saw them lose the Supercopa and exit the Copa Del Rey. Valladolid away is arguably a more favorable game than Real Sociedad’s reception after the Champions League clash with Atalanta. However, Atleti away then is that the key, and Real got to keep their winning momentum going into that one to possess any chance of reeling in Simeone’s men.
Real Valladolid: Without a win in six and have taken all three points just fourfold this season, Valladolid is battling against the drop. at the present, three points could make an enormous difference with some clubs just a couple of points above Sergio’s men within the table. However, taking points against the likes of Osasuna and Celta Vigo in approaching fixtures is perhaps more likely than against Real Madrid.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 20 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla — Valladolid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports