What is Real Madrid and Valladolid's form's form ahead of this match?
Real Madrid kicked off the 2019-20 season with a bang, as their 3-1 win against Celta eased the tension that surrounded the Spanish capital giants. Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vázquez scored the goals for Los Blancos, who enjoyed stellar performances by Benzema and Gareth Bale, who made a surprise appearance as a starter for Zidane's men.
Valladolid managed to earn their first three points of the season with a 2-1 away win against Betis. Los Pucelanos walked away with three crucial points thanks to the goals scored by Sergi Guardiola and Oscar Plano. Now, Sergio González's men will have to prove that they can handle facing a full squad, since Betis was down to ten men with 80 minutes left in their game last week.
Real Madrid vs Valladolid - Who's in and who's out
Zinedine Zidane will have to make do without five confirmed absences. Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Brahím Díaz and Rodrygo have been ruled out due to injury, while Luka Modric will have to serve a one-match ban after being sent off against Celta. Ferland Mendy and Mariano will be assessed before the game to determine their availability.
Coach Sergio González will have to prepare this game without three players. Striker Sandro Ramírez and midfielders Rubén Alcaraz and Luismi have been ruled out of the game due to their respective injuries. Valladolid's players did not pick up any red cards during their first match of the season.
Real Madrid vs Valladolid - Head-to-head stats
Real Madrid enters this game on a six-match winning streak against Valladolid when playing at the Bernabeu.
Valladolid has only scored five goals in their six most recent visits to the Bernabeu. They haven't been able to score a goal in four of those visits.
Valladolid's most recent away game against Real Madrid ended in a 2-0 win for Los Blancos.
Real Madrid defeated Valladolid in their last clash. Los Blancos came from behind to earn a 4-1 win thanks to Benzema's brace, and individual efforts by Modric and Varane.
This will be Zidane's first match ever against Valladolid as Real Madrid's coach.
Real Madrid vs Valladolid on social media
Real Madrid has been clinical when facing Real Valladolid in recent years, and the club's Twitter feed has made it their business to remember how things have gone down for them against Los Pucelanos.
Earlier today, Real Madrid's account posted a video of Ramos' highlights against their visitors on Saturday. Some top-class goals there!