This game will see two of the pre-season relegation favorites going against each other for all three points here at José Zorrilla.
Real Valladolid have performed exactly the way it was expected of them at the start of the season. They have won just once in the first five games, while the two defeats in the last three have left them with just one point off the dreaded bottom three.
Granada, meanwhile, have defied all odds so far. Not only they are 3rd on the points table but the newly-promoted club ripped the Mickey out of every prediction by beating Barcelona 2-0 in the last game.
But what was more satisfying for the fans of this club that the memorable 3 points were thoroughly deserved as Diego Martínez's men completely outplayed the La Liga champions.
The La Liga match will be played between Real Valladolid and Granada at José Zorrilla Stadium, in Valladolid, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 26,512.
The game will start at 10:30 PM (IST), on Tuesday, August 24.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Valladolid – L W D L D L
Granada – W D L W W W
Real Valladolid Team News:
According to the official news, Spanish midfielder Luismi will miss yet another game due to an injury.
While Federico Barba, who started the last game at left-back, missed out due to a knock he suffered in the last game.
But expect changes still!
The manager is expected to ring in changes to the playing 11 from the last game, for the team has been on a poor run of late.
One definite change will come at left-back, following the return of Nacho in the squad. He will replace Barba in the playing 11.
Striker Enes Ünal has also returned to the team following an absence at the weekend and should lead the attack alongside Sergio Guardiola. In that case, Sandro Ramírez will be featuring from the bench.
A couple of changes could be seen in the midfield with Waldo Rubio and Federico San Emeterio both looking to get into the playing 11.
Real Valladolid squad for this game:
Masip, Lunin, Pedro Porro, Kiko Olivas, Moyano, Nacho, Joaquín, Salisu, San Emeterio, Hervías, Plano, Toni Villa, Waldo, Alcaraz, Míchel, Sergi Guardiola, Ünal, Sandro
Real Valladolid Probable XI:
Jordi Masip (GK), Pedro Porro, Kiko, Mohammed Salisu, Nacho, Oscar Plano, Michel, Federico San Emeterio, Waldo Rubio, Enes Ünal, Sergio Guardiola
Granada FC Team News:
Granada released a statement ahead of this game that lesión Álex Martínez, Neyder Lozano, Fede Vico, and Quini all will miss the match due to their respective injuries.
Darwin Machís and Yan Eteki were both doubtful for the match but the fact that the duo is in Martínez ‘s squad for this game means they should be ready for the action.
Following a string of some incredible results, expect manager Diego Martínez to stick with his winning combination here.
Rui Silva, Gonalons, Martínez, Germán, Vadillo, Eteki, Soldado, Puertas, Ismail, Azeez, Aarón, Carlos Neva, Víctor Díaz, Montoro, Ramos, Yangel Herrera, Domingos Duarte, Machís and Carlos Fernández
Granada Probable XI:
Rui Silva (GK), Víctor Díaz Miguel, Domingos Duarte, Germán Sánchez Barahona, Carlos Neva, Yangel Herrera, Ángel Montoro Sánchez, Antonio Puertas, Ramon Azeez, Darwin Machís, Roberto Soldado
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
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VLD vs GRD Dream11 potential winner:
Granada should at least get a draw here.