Real Valladolid are not off the blocks as far as the relegation threat is concerned and they will be hoping to pile the misery on Villarreal, who are having a bad season. Villarreal have managed just three wins from the 22 matches played, that tally is three short of Valladolid’s tally so far. The away team can’t afford to drop points here, like they have done in the last nine league matches. Villarreal have not won any of the last nine matches in La Liga and they have just one win in the last 16 matches in the league and they have managed just three points from a possible 21 points in the last seven away matches and they have just one clean sheet in the process. Valladolid have not done too well but they have a slightly better run than Villarreal’s. They have one win and two draws in their last five matches and four points in the last five La Liga matches, compared to three points picked by Villarreal in the last five league matches. Valladolid picked a win in their last home league game to bring to an end a bad streak in the previous four matches. Their home run has been a key contributor to their stay out of the relegation region and they will have this to look at when they go to this game, having picked 11 out of a possible 30 points this season at home. In 22 meetings, Valladolid have 11 wins and Villarreal eight.