Atletico v Valencia forecast and betting, stats, odds. In the championship match in Spain on January 22, the “mattresses” take on the unstoppable “bats”. What to expect in this duel?
Atletico got off to a flying start in the Spanish Cup with a 5-0 win over Rayo Majadaonda, but in the second leg they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Real Sociedad. The Super Cup exit was disappointing, but there is still hope of success in the Champions League, where the Indians finished second in their group and qualified for the play-offs.
In the Primera Division, the Red and Whites have nine wins and six peaceful victories, which have brought them 33 points and fourth place. Sadly, the reigning champions slipped 16 points clear of the leader, effectively denying the team any chance of retaining the title. After a series of defeats, the capital beat Rayo Vallecano (2-0) and drew with Villarreal (2-2).
Llorente, Savic, Kongdobia and Griezmann, who has a thigh injury, will be unavailable today.
Valencia got off to a successful start in the King’s Cup, where they easily beat Utrillas (3-0), Arenteiro (3-1 d.w.) and Cartagena (2-1) in the early stages. The toughest stage of the tournament was the fourth leg, in which the Bats had a tough test against the unstoppable Beleares (1-0). In that game, Andre Marcos opened the scoring in the first minute, which was enough to win the game.
José Bordolás’ side have improved in La Liga this season, but they are still far from stable. In 21 rounds of the current competition, the Orange have recorded seven wins and eight peaceful outcomes, corresponding to 29 points and ninth position in the standings.
It is impossible not to mention the teams’ equal performance: 33 goals scored and conceded each. After beating Levante 4-3, the Valencians suffered two defeats and shared the points with Sevilla 1-1 on the last matchday.
Soler, Gomez and Gabriel Paulista, who has a muscular injury, will not be available today.
Atletico are not yet happy with stability, but the result is there. In this match, we expect success for the hosts, who will have not only the support from the stands, but also the class and experience of the performers. “Valencia are in their formative stages and it is clear that the Oranges have potential. We assume that Diego Simeone will be able to set his charges up for the game today and delight them with a confident win.
Our prediction is an Asian handicap (-1) on Atletico and we’ll bet on it at 1xbet.ng with odds of 1.91
We don’t think we should expect a sensation tonight – Valencia have not won in their last ten head-to-head games. Moreover, in 2 of the last 3 duels Madrid have won either without scoring a goal or by two goals difference, which we expect today as well.
Our second bet is a two-goal win for Atlético de Madrid at 4.30