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Prediction: Atletico Madrid vs Real Valladolid

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 19 Jan 2023


Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 2-0

Best Odds: 5/1


Atletico Madrid and Real Valladolid will face each other in La Liga this weekend. The match between the Colchoneros and the Blanquivioletas will take place at Estadio Metropolitano and is scheduled to kick off at 5:30pm UK time on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in Spain and regularly challenge for the La Liga title. The Colchoneros won the title in 2020-21, finished third in the league table in 2021-22, and ended up fourth in the standings last season. Atletico also finished second in the La Liga table in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Things are not going so well for Diego Simeone’s side at the moment. Atletico currently find themselves fourth in the La Liga table with 28 points from 17 matches. The Madrid club are level on points with fifth-placed Villarreal and as many as 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, who have played 16 games.

Atletico will head into the match against Real Valladolid at Estadio Metropolitano in La Liga at the weekend on the back of a 2-0 win against Levante away from home in the league. It followed a 1-1 draw with Almeria on the road in the league and came after 1 -0 home loss at the hands of league leaders Barcelona.

Team News:

Jan Oblak will continue to stay in goal for Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata will continue to start upfront.

Real Valladolid

Real Valladolid are an established club in La Liga who tend to fight for survival in the top flight of Spanish football but still stay safe. They won promotion from the Segunda Division at the end of last season. The Albivioletas finished 16th in the La Liga table in 2018-19 and ended up 13th in the standings in 2019-20.

Valladolid are struggling at the moment, and it is likely that they will continue their fight for survival in La Liga until the final week(s) of the season. Pacheta’s side are 17th in the La Liga table at the moment with 17 points from 17 matches, a point above the relegation zone.

The Pucelanos will head into the match against Atletico Madrid in La Liga this weekend on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano at home in the league. It came after a 1-0 loss at the hands of Real Mallorca on the road and followed a 1-0 defeat to Alaves away from home in the Copa del Rey.

Team News:

Anuar Tuhami and Sergio Escudero could miss the match due to injury. Sergio Leon will be back after serving his suspension. Ivan Fresneda could start despite speculation on his future.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Atletico Madrid have conceded 16 goals in 17 La Liga matches so far this season.
  • Atletico Madrid have won 1 of their last 5 La Liga matches.
  • Real Valladolid have won 5 La Liga games so far this season.
  • Real Valladolid have lost their last 4 La Liga matches so far this season.
  • Alvaro Morata has scored 6 goals in 17 La Liga matches so far this campaign.


Atletico Madrid are not having the best of times at the moment, but Real Valladolid are even worse now. It is hard to see Pacheta’s side pick up even a point at Estadio Metropolitano. Atletico will have to play much better than they have in recent weeks, and the chances are that they will manage to pick up all three points from the encounter.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 2-0

Best Odds: 5/1



Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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