Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will be lit on Saturday when Atletico Madrid and Valencia’s face is off in what is expected to be the most exciting La Liga action this weekend. The start off whistle will be blown at 15:00GMT on Saturday 19th October 2019.
Atletico Madrid had to contend with one point in their goalless draw against Real Valladolid at the Estadio Jose Zorilla. Nevertheless, Atletico Madrid is capable of beating Valencia at their home tuff. They are likewise eyeing their 5th unbeaten match in a row.
Valencia, on the other hand, managed to take all the three points in their last La Liga match against Alaves in their home soil whereby they won 2-1. However, Los Che is not considered good travelers hence beating Real Madrid in front of their home fans will be an uphill task.
Diego Simeone and his troops are eager to stay on the race for the La Liga silverware and hence are expected to adopt an attack-minded play. The attacking combination of Diego Costa and Joao Felix has been working perfectly. No doubt the duo is going to deliver something for Diego Simeone. Likewise, considering that Los Che is not considered good while on the road, we believe there is a big value in putting our money for the Los Rojiblancos.
Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia Head to Head
Teams Atletico Madrid and Valencia have so far met a record of 44 times. Atletico Madrid has managed 17 wins while they were out-witted by Valencia 13 times. 14 of their meetings ended in a draw. A look into their 8 most recent meetings, here is the scores were treated to:
- Atletico Madrid 3-2 Valencia
- Valencia 1-1 Atletico Madrid
- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Valencia
- Valencia 0-0 Atletico Madrid
- Atletico Madrid 3-0 Valencia
- Valencia 0-2 Atletico Madrid
- Valencia 1-3 Atletico Madrid
- Atletico Madrid 2-1 Valencia
Diego Costa and Borja Garcés are in better form after being seen in training ready for Saturday’s action. However, the services of Víctor Machín Pérez Vitolo, Stefan Savic, and Alvaro Morata will be missing from action due to injuries.
Geoffrey Kondogbia has been seen back in training for Valencia after nursing a groin injury and will be ready to feature in Saturday’s fixture. Carlos Soler and Gaya are however doubtful due to ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.
Prediction and Odds
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Diego Simeone’s eyes are fixated on the Spanish top tier trophy and letting Valencia spoil its day at Madrid on Saturday will mean falling out of favor for the trophy chase. With all his machinery, we believe he is going to collect all three points. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Both teams to score
- Atletico Madrid to win
- Diego Costa to score