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.
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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