The La Liga title is up for grabs on the final matchday as Atletico Madrid travels to relegation-threatened Real Valladolid this weekend. The match schedules for Saturday at Jose Zorrilla with kickoff at 7 pm.
A win this weekend will ensure Diego Simone lifts the La Liga title after a heated battle with rivals Real Madrid. On the other hand, Real Valladolid is two points from safety as they battle to stay in the division.
This marks one of the highlight matches on the final matchday for La Liga. One team fights to lift the La Liga title while the other fights to stay in the division.
The home side has had a dismal season while picking only 31 points from five wins, 16 draws, and 16 defeats from 37 matches. Additionally, the dismal display leaves them 19th on the table, and two points from 17th placed Huesca.
A win against Real Valladolid nullifies Real Madrid’s match against Villarreal. Moreover, it appeared that Diego Simone’s men had blown their chances last weekend as they trailed Osasuna 1-0, entering the latter stages. However, Renan Lodi leveled the score in the 82nd minute before Luis Suarez finished off the match with an 88th winner.
In essence, a draw this weekend and a win for the Los Blancos would mean Zinedine Zidane’s side won the title.
Real Valladolid vs. Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have 17 games against each other, with Real Valladolid picking two wins while Atletico Madrid is picking eleven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Real Sociedad 4-1 Real Valladolid
- Real Valladolid 0-2 Villarreal
- Valencia 3-0 Real Valladolid
- Real Valladolid 1-1 Real Betis
- Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Real Valladolid
- Atletico Madrid 2-1 Osasuna
- Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad
- Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid
- Elche CF 0-1 Atletico Madrid
- Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Atletico Madrid
Real Valladolid Team News
Raul Garcia and Kenan Kodro will miss out on this clash through injury, while Fabian Orellana is unlikely to fit this clash. Ruben Alcaraz’s booking against Real Sociedad last time out means that the midfielder remains suspended.
Atletico Madrid Team News
Stefan Savic remains suspended after picking a booking last time out against Osasuna. It gives a chance for Jose Gimenez to slot into the defense. Luis Suarez will start on the final third with Angel Correa getting the nod over Joao Felix.
Prediction and Odds
Given the gravity of the title depends on this match, Atletico will not be taking any chances this weekend.
- Atletico Madrid Win
- Goals Under 3.5
- Suarez to Score