Competition: La Liga
Market: Atletico Madrid win to nil
Odds: 13/10 @ Bet 365
Picking up a very impressive 2-0 win over Juventus in midweek, Atletico Madrid will host Villarreal on Sunday afternoon looking to close the gap on Barcelona.
Starting with Atletico, putting one foot in the quarterfinals of this year’s Champions League, Sunday’s hosts will also be boosted by the news Diego Simeone has extended his stay until 2022. Now chasing a seven-point buffer to Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title, Madrid’s long-standing boss will be most impressed by their ongoing record at Wanda Metropolitano. Losing just one of their last 17 home matches, a run that stems back to August 2018, Los Rojiblancos have continued to shine defensively. Holding the best defensive record in La Liga, the hosts have also now gone nearly 250 minutes without conceding a goal.
As for the visitors, while Villarreal may have managed to book their spot in the quarterfinals of this year’s Europa League, Javier Calleja’s side still remain firmly at the heart of a relegation battle. Now sat one-point adrift of safety, fans around Estadio de la Cerámica will be growing more concerned by their form on the road. The Yellow Submarine have now failed to win any of their last eight league away matches, a run that stems back to the end of September. Even more worrying for Calleja, his side have failed to score in four of their last five away days.
Bet: Atletico Madrid 13/10 to beat Villarreal to nil in Sunday’s La Liga clash @ Bet 365
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