Almeria vs Real Valladolid Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 Spanish Primera
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When is Almeria vs Real Valladolid on and what time does it start? Almeria vs Real Valladolid will take place on Sunday 28th May, 2023 – 18:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Almeria vs Real Valladolid ? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Almeria vs Real Valladolid on in the UK? Almeria vs Real Valladolid will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Viaplay subscription, while Sky and Virgin customers can also sign up to the channel.
Where can I stream Almeria vs Real Valladolid in the UK? Almeria vs Real Valladolid can be streamed live on Viaplay
Following promotion last season, Almeria have enjoyed a relatively impressive 2022/23 La Liga campaign. The Andalusians would have viewed survival, by any means, as a success and they head into the final two rounds of fixtures sitting a few places outside of the bottom three and the relegation places. However, they do have just a one-point lead over 18th spot.
La Liga’s relegation battle is a hectic and mad one this season with just Elche, bottom-of-the-table, mathematically relegated. 19th placed Espanyol sit on 35 points with three teams on 38, Almeria on 39 and a further two sides on 40.
Almeria have fought to be in a position where they could survive in these final two matches in spite of what is a really poor defensive record. The visitors have conceded 62 goals in their 36 matches so far this season with only the current bottom three of Valladolid, Espanyol and the aforementioned Elche having let in more. Their most recent outing was a slender 1-0 defeat away to Real Sociedad.
Following promotion back to the top-flight last season, Real Valladolid will be quite pleased with their points tally of 38 points after 36 matches. It should usually leave them in a position where they are comfortably safe heading into the final two rounds of fixtures but, instead, they begin this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting in the bottom three and the relegation places.
Their most recent outing was a 3-1 defeat of league winners Barcelona, during the week. That victory came thanks to an outstanding start by the hosts at the Jose Zorrilla. An Andreas Christensen own goal after two minutes was followed by Cyle Larin scoring a 22nd minute penalty and then Gonzalo Plata adding a third in the second-half; making Robert Lewandowski’s late strike nothing more than a consolation.
That was a much-needed victory as Valladolid had been stuck on 35 points for quite some time before that win. In fact, that comfortable defeat of Barca had followed on from five successive defeats as they slipped into the bottom three.
These are two sides that gained promotion back to the top-flight last season so both sides will be quite pleased with how their season has gone with the two collecting very decent points totals that would usually have already earned them their La Liga status for next season. However, as we head into the penultimate round of fixtures, there is a way in which both of these sides meet in the Segunda next season, once again. These are two of the four worst defensive records in Spain's Primera Division and, given what is at stake, that is unlikely to be improved upon this weekend with both sides set to trade blows.
TIP: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE