Atletico vs Valencia: prediction for the La Liga fixture
On March 18, Atletico will host Valencia for the La Liga clash. Do visitors have a chance to get a positive result? The answer is in our prediction.
Diego Simeone and Ruben Baraja clashed on the pitch 20 years ago, but now they will face each other as managers of La Liga teams. Atletico Madrid jumped into the Top-4 after a 1:0 victory over Girona in the most recent game.
Team's results at Metropolitano improved significantly, Atletico lost only one home game since September. 14 victories and six draws delivered 48 points and a 3rd position in the standings.
Mandava and Reguillon will miss the upcoming game.
The Bats' fans are pessimistic about Valencia's upcoming trip to Madrid. Team has no away victories against the Mattresses since 2011. The Oranges managed to beat Osasuna (1:0) in the most recent game, but team is still bordering the relegation zone.
Valencia will try to finally get an away victory and Edinson Cavani is ready to help, forward is finally cleared to play. Visitors have seven victories and five draws, delivering 26 points and a 17th position in the standings.
Marcos Andre, Lato, Gabriel Paulista, Domenech and Cavaniwill miss the upcoming game.
Ставка Correct score 3:1
Atletico won 4 of 5 latest head-to-head matches
Ставка Goals in both halves - yes
In 4 of 5 latest matches of Atletico goals were scored in both halves
Ставка A goal in the first half - yes
This bet played in 3 of 5 latest matches of the hosts
We fancy hosts to win this one. They are more successful in head-to-head matches, plus their squad is simply better. Atletico need a victory to stay in Top-4 and we don't think that Valencia have enough to stop the opponent.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Atletico
We are expecting a high-scoring game here. Both clubs have the ability to put up a strong offensive performance, so a bet on total over should be a good choice.
Our second bet is on total over 2,5 goals