Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Spain La Liga
Date: Sunday, 24 January 2021
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid.
Diego Simeone was heavily criticised after a shocking Copa del Rey elimination against the third-division outfit Cornella.
However, he managed to find the way to raise the spirits in his team’s dressing room as Atleti rebounded with an impressive showing in a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sevilla. It was Atletico’s fifth straight win in the league.
Simeone’s troops have won 12 of the last 13 league matches, a streak that keeps them at the very top of La Liga standings.
Since both Real Madrid and Barcelona are struggling badly for consistency this season, we have reasons to consider Atleti as the main title contenders. However, to keep the distance ahead of the mentioned heavyweights, Diego Simeone’s men can’t afford slip-ups in home matches. They will thus be highly motivated to see off Valencia in the last Primera Division affair on the day on Sunday evening at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Head-to-head
- Madrid took the lead in the head to head record against Valencia thanks to a 0-1 victory in late-November last year at Estadio de Mestalla.
- Atleti are unbeaten in the last 12 head to head outings with Los Che.
- Interestingly, four of the last five H2H affairs between the two sides saw both teams scoring.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Prediction
It has been a roller-coaster campaign for Valencia so far in the season. However, they seem to have improved their defensive performances of late.
Javi Gracia’s troops won three on the bounce in all competitions, keeping their net untouched in two of these matches in the process. The problem is that they have not been too prolific in the final third, though.
Since Los Che are going up against by far the best defensive team in the league here, we can hardly imagine Valencia scoring on Sunday at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Madrid, who have conceded just 6 goals in 16 La Liga outings this term, are thus well worth backing to win to nil at the 2.10 odds. The second pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at the 1.90 odds.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Betting Tips
Home win to nil @ 2.10
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90.