Real Madrid will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 3-2 win over Real Betis when they host Real Valladolid at their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The title holders are eyeing their first home win of the season, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at La Pucela. Tony Kroos has joined Eden Hazard in the recovery room, meaning that Luka Modric is likely to start against Real Valladolid. As always, Karim Benzema will lead the line for the hosts. Use the analytical capabilities of the SportyBet platform to make the best bet.
La Pucela, on the other hand, shared the spoils with Celta Vigo on Matchday 3, with the team coming from behind to save point. Valladolid are not regarded as good travellers, and given the number of footballers in the treatment room, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of spoiling Real Madrid’s party at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. To bet on your favorite team in this game, use NairaBet, which offers the best odds for this game.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (TONI KROOS):
Toni Kroos is a Real Madrid midfielder who started playing for Bayern Munich II at senior level. He made 13 appearances for the reserve team and on 31 January, 2009 he joined Bayer Leverkusen on loan. He made his Bayer debut on 28 February, 2009, coming as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Hannover.
The German midfielder scored ten goals in 43 league appearances with the BayArena outfit and in the summer of 2010 he returned to Bayern Munich. Kroos won three Bundesliga trophies with the mighty Bavarian giants (2007/2008, 2012/2013, 2013/2014) and in 2013 he was part of Bayern Munich’s team that won the Champions League trophy.
In 2014, though, he decided to leave the club and the German superstar joined Real Madrid on a six-year-contract. Kroos won the 2015/2016 Champions League trophy with los Blancos and it has to be noted that he produced a thrilling performance in the title game against Atletico Madrid. In 2014 he clinched the FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany.
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.