Chances were few and far between in the first period, but Rodri's effort after 38 minutes handed the home side a first-half lead.
Valladolid improved in the second period, but could not make the breakthrough with the home side holding on for all three points.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
ALMERIA: Esteban; Nelson, Trujillo, Torsiglieri, Dubarbier; Verza, Azeez, Aleix, Suso, Soriano; Rodri
REAL VALLADOLID: Marino; Rukavina, Rueda, Valiente, Pena; Ebert, Rubio, Rossi, Omar; Larsson, Guerra