Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(48) 20 Goals 20 (34)
(34) 21 Assists 8 (18)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
26.5 Average Age 28.5
179.5 Average Height (cm) 179
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1 (1)
(49%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 43% (46%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.5)
(1.8) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Henrique Sereno Out 6.86
Marc Valiente Out 6.85
Player Reason Status Rating
Yacine Brahimi Out 6.83
Fran Rico Out N/A

Team News

  • Valladolid slipped into the bottom-half of the table last weekend with their first defeat in four at Getafe but will be confident of bouncing back when struggling Granada come to town on Saturday.
  • Henrique Sereno and Marc Valiente remain Miroslav Djukic's only absentees so Carlos Peña will continue to deputise in central defence.
  • Oscar Gonzalez kept his impressive run going with his sixth of the season last time out and he will again play the supporting role to Manucho in attack.
  • Granada meanwhile remain just a point above the drop zone after losing 1-0 to Atletico Madrid last weekend, but there were plenty of positives for Juan Antonio Anquela's men as they dominated for long spells.
  • Jaime Romero and Diego Mainz have returned from injury but Yacine Brahimi has been ruled out with a hamstring injury so Fabian Orellana could be recalled from the start after falling out of favour in recent weeks.

Prediction

  • Djukic has stressed this week that these are the type of games Valladolid must win to make Zorrillla a fortress, but there is a sense Granada have improved in recent weeks and could be on the verge of putting a decent run together.
  • Certainly the return of Dani Benitez from suspension has given the Andalusians an extra edge in recent times and renewed the great partnership he had with Guillherme Siqueira, whilst Valladolid's strength is also down that side of the pitch with Antonio Rukavina and Patrick Ebert so which team wins that particular dual could be crucial.
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