Many observers are predicting that both sides will face a fight for survival in the new season, and both teams will see this match as a chance to claim crucial points.
Keep an eye on: Helder Postiga (Real Zaragoza) – The Portugal international netted nine goals in his debut season and after an impressive Euro 2012 he could well improve upon this tally.
Form Guide: Real Zaragoza ( – – – – ) Real Valladolid ( – – – – )
Last season: Not played.
Stat fact: Real Zaragoza have only won this fixture once in the last six meetings.
Real Zaragoza (probable): Gago; Paredes, Lanzaro, Loovens, Abraham ; Oriol, Romaric, Zuculini, Apono, Pinter; Postiga
Real Valladolid (probable): Jimenez; Pena, Valiente, Baraja, Balenziaga; Rubio, Perez, Ebert, Oscar, Alonso; Javi Guerra