Real Madrid vs Valladolid for the Spanish La Liga championship match on Saturday at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
The Real Madrid team comes to this match of the 2nd round of the Spanish league as one of the squads that occupy the first positions of the qualifying table.
After Zinédine Zidane’s team added a triumph in the inaugural La Liga matchday, a win 3-1 at Celta de Vigo, which was a somewhat surprising result due to the fact the team did not have a good pre-season and have had a lot of squad construction problems, having comfortably won in one of the most challenging pitches of the championship, the Balaidos Stadium.
Still, we are waiting to understand what this season might be for the merengues, given the constant problems of previous years, both in terms of technical command, the squad itself and problems with the players.
As for the away team, they will be in this match also coming from an excellent result in the 1st round of La Liga, not only because it is somewhat surprising but also because the team has beaten a team like Betis, who in recent years has been a typical contender for the European qualifying competition, namely the Europa League.
The team thus took an essential first step towards reaching the goal of maintenance this season by winning their first official match, which can be the necessary motivation for the team.
Although Real Madrid are going through a worrying moment, with a lot of uncertainty in their squad and many problems in managing these issues, which can have severe consequences for the environment in the locker room, I believe that in this game the home factor should be enough for the team to achieve a safe result, though not necessarily playing well, in what could be a triumph by at least two goals on the scoreboard.