24th January 2021 – 21:00, Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Atletico Madrid will host Valencia in Sunday’s closing match of the La Liga 20th round. The hosts want to continue their excellent La Liga campaign, while the away side is looking forward to getting away from the red zone.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Match Preview & Team News
It has been an almost perfect campaign for Atletico Madrid so far. Diego Simeone’s warriors suffered only one defeat in the top flight, and they won 14 times in 17 rounds. Los Colchoneros are seven points clear of the defending champions Real Madrid, and since they have one game in hand, they will get the opportunity to increase the advantage. The only failure this season was the elimination from Copa del Rey by the lower-league side Cornella. Stefan Savic and the lads have been rock-solid in the back as Atletico conceded only seven goals. The hosts booked six straight victories in La Loga, and it seems nobody can stand their way. Although they were 1:0 down against Eibar last Thursday, Luis Suarez’s brace brought them new three points. Atletico allowed just one point to their visitors at Wanda Metropolitano, and they don’t have the intention to be more generous.
On the other hand, Valencia faces many troubles this season. They have financial difficulties, and that reflects on the team’s performance. The visitors sit in a disappointing 14th place, and they are only three points ahead of the relegation zone. Although Maximiliano Gome and the lads are doing a pretty good job in front of the oppositions’ net, their defense allowed too many goals. However, Carlos Javier Garcia’s side managed to remain undefeated three times in a row, which might be an encouraging signal for the away fans. Nevertheless, they had a lighter schedule, as Valencia faced Cadiz, Valladolid, and Osasuna. The visitors put decent displays away from home, as they suffered four defeats in nine outings. However, this one is going to be their toughest challenge during the current campaign.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Atletico Madrid didn’t show signs of insecurity after losing against minnows Cornella, and they quickly got back on the winning track. We expect them to continue in the same fashion and believe the hosts can book one more victory in a row.
Goals Market Prediction
The home side’s defense is almost unbeatable at home, as it allowed just two goals to their visiting rivals. They kept the clean sheet two times in a row at Wanda Metropolitano, and we expect to see another disciplined performance from Atletico.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.45
BTTS No @ 1.65
Correct score 2:0 @ 6.00