Analysis of Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Atletico are in very good form. They are going through an 11-match unbeaten run on all fronts (in 90 minutes of official play). In particular, in the most recent home match, coach Diego Simeone’s students beat the “bloody” rival Sevilla to a bold score of 6-1.
The past also favors the red and white half of Madrid. Statistics show that, in the last 15 confrontations between the two teams, Atletico dominated. Specifically, coach Simeone’s team is unbeaten with a record of 5 draws and 10 wins. In which, in the first leg of La Liga this season, they beat the host Valencia thanks to the only goal of striker Antoine Griezmann.
Therefore, there is reason to believe that Atletico will win all 3 points in this confrontation with Valencia. It must be emphasized that coach Ruben Baraja’s team plays very badly away in La Liga this season. After 12 trips, the team nicknamed “Bats” has only won 1 match, the rest drew 3 and lost 8 matches.
In short, it would not be surprising if Atletico took full advantage of the home field advantage to win the match that took place at dawn on March 19. With a flourishing attack and the “in shape” of strikers like Antoine Giezmann, Alvaro Morata…, Madrid’s red and white half can even make “Bats” lose with a difference of 2 goals or more!
Latest Atletico Madrid vs Valencia force information
Atletico only had one unfortunate absence in the match against Valencia on the morning of March 19. It is left-back Reinildo who has not yet recovered from injury. However, this is not what makes coach Diego Simeone headache. In the most recent match, the Madrid team played with a 5-back formation, in which Yannick Carrasco was pulled down to fill the position of Reinildo.
Meanwhile, Valencia lacks many important players. In the wooden frame, they lost No. 1 goalkeeper Jaume Domenech. In defence, they do not have the service of Gabriel Paulista. In attack, Edinson Cavani and Marcos Andre continue to be absent due to injury. With the squad “perforated” in many positions, “Bats” will be difficult to make a surprise before the host Atletico.
Expected lineups Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Atletico Madrid (5-3-2): Oblak; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Gimenez, Carrasco; Lemar, Koke, De Paul; Griezmann, Morata.Valencia (4-3-3): Mamardashvili; Gaya, Ozkacar, Diakhaby, Foulquier; Musah, Guillamon, Almeida; Duro, Castillejo, Kluivert.
Betting on the house Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Morata opened the scoring of the match: According to bookmaker William Hill, the odds for striker Alvaro Morata to score the first goal of tonight’s match against Valencia are 3/1 (bet 1 to 3). Morata is Atletico’s best scorer in La Liga this season with 10 goals, including 5 goals to open the scoring.
Odd goals: 4/5 recent encounters between these two teams ended with an odd number of goals. 4/5 recent Atletico matches with odd goals. Valencia’s last 7/9 matches had a similar situation.
The net vibrated in the last 15 minutes of the match: In La Liga this season, Atletico played the most effective attack in the last 15 minutes of the match with 10 goals. From 76 to 90 minutes is also the time when Valencia conceded the most goals since the beginning of the season with 9 goals conceded. Therefore, this match is likely to have the phenomenon of net shaking at the end of the game with Atletico being the scoring team.
Football expert predicts Atletico Madrid vs Valencia match
Gary Neville (former England international): “I can’t find a reason to put my trust in Valencia. Coach Ruben Baraja’s team has been so bad away this season. Meanwhile, Atletico are coming back with the best version.”
SNN predicts the score of Atletico Madrid vs Valencia: 3-0
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