Can Real Valladolid keep their heads above the relegation water?
On Sunday, Blanquivioletas were beaten 1-0 by Espanyol at RCDE Stadium, the go-ahead goal coming late on.
Before this, Pacheta’s team were unbeaten in October, beating Getafe at the Coliseum, before a goalless draw against Real Betis.
This all means Valladolid come into this mid-week round just one point and one place above the relegation zone.
Celta de Vigo meanwhile are seven places but a mere two points better off.
Eduardo Coudet’s side were beaten 2-1 by Real Sociedad at the weekend; Iago Aspas equalising, before Gonçalo Paciência was sent off in stoppage time.
O Celtiña continue to slide down the table, having now lost four of their last five.
Thus, Valladolid might just fancy their chances of victory at Estadio José Zorrilla.