Valencia vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia will be confident with their win over Barcelona earlier in the league. However, with Diego Simmons on the other side, the host does know it will not be a walk in the park for them even with a home ground advantage.
- Valencia form: 23 matches – 10 wins – 7 draws – 6 losses – 37 points.
- Atletico Madrid form: 23 matches – 10 wins – 9 draws – 4 losses – 39 points.
Valencia is at the edge of the promotion batch in the 7th place while Atletico Madrid is at the 4th spot in the league table.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- ATM has been unbeaten in their prior ten overall fixtures.
- Six of the Indian’s recent ten wins were as the host.
- Both teams scored goals in their last three matches.
- Their previous encounter ended in a 1-1 draw at Madrid.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview
Valencia has been hit by a dip in form in their overall fixtures. The host is on a two-game losing streak in their matches in all major competitions. They have failed to pick up a win in six of their last ten games.
In their previous match, Valencia lost 0-3 away at Getafe; failing to score for the first time within their last ten clashes.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid is back to their winning ways with the 1-0 win over Granada. They were on a five-game winless streak before comprising of matches in all major contests.
Another three points would push the Los Rojiblancos in the top four spots in the league table as Sevilla is closing in on them. Meanwhile, a defeat will put Valencia above them in the table.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
For the opening statement, let us go through the home ground advantage for Valencia. The host is one of the top-performing teams at home in the league.
They are one of the three sides that have an unbeaten record at home this season other than Barcelona and Real Madrid.
With 7 wins and 5 draws in 12 home matches, Valencia is looking strong to finish it off at Estadio de Mestalla. On the contrary, Atletico Madrid has 3 wins, 5 draws, and 3 losses in their 11 away fixtures so far in the campaign.
Diego Simeone has had troubles with his team on the road. They are on a two-game losing streak in their away games in the league.
To top it off, Atleti’s last away win in the league was against Real Betis in late December.
To conclude, we can see that Atletico Madrid is not so dominating in their away games.
Hence, the home team can probably create more chances in the game. Since their last two h2h encounters held here has ended in a draw, the chances of a draw are also in the cards.
Hence, the punters can go with a double chance favoring Valencia in the match. Valencia has scored 19 goals in 12 appearances at home and Atletico has slotted in 8 goals in 11 away matches.
As such, we cannot expect many goals but probably a total score of over 1.5 goals in ninety minutes.