A stellar start to Atlético put them in the top four at the beginning of October, but it has been a difficult few weeks for the Basque side, who have won only once in the league since the end of September.
Ernesto Valverde’s side, meanwhile, has lost three of their last five league games, including a 2-1 defeat at Girona on Friday night, leaving them in 7th in the standings.
Meanwhile, Real Valladolid has been in impressive form recently, winning three of their last four games in the Spanish top flight, including a 2-1 win over Elche on Saturday.
The team’s strong form has lifted them to 10th in the standings, with 17 points from their opening 13 games, and they are just four points behind their opponents on Tuesday night.
The Whites and Violets have placed 16th, 13th, and 19th in their last three La Liga games, and they returned to that level thanks to a second-place finish in La Liga last season.
Real Valladolid will go into this match confidently, but the same can’t be said for Atlético due to recent struggles. Athletics will be the favorites in their competition, but Valladolid’s form deserves respect, and we support the visiting team for a share.