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Prediction: Atletico Madrid vs Valencia

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 19 Jan 2022

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Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 2-1

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Atletico Madrid and Valencia will face each other in La Liga this weekend. The match will be held at Wanda Metropolitano and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are fourth in the La Liga table at the moment with 33 points from 20 matches. The defending Spanish champions are 16 points behind leaders and city rivals Real Madrid, who have played 21 games.

Diego Simeone’s side played out a 2-2 draw with Villarreal away from home in La Liga last weekend. Atletico’s league game before that ended in a 2-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano at home.

Team News:

Angel Correa and Joao Felix are likely to start for Atletico Madrid.

Valencia

Valencia are 10th in the La Liga table at the moment with 28 points from 21 matches. Los Che are just five points behind fourth-placed and defending Spanish champions Atletico Madrid and are very much in the race for the Champions League places.

José Bordalás’s side got the better of Atletico Baleares in the Spanish Copa del Rey last weekend. It followed a 4-1 defeat to current league leaders Real Madrid in La Liga.

Team News:

Jose Gaya is likely to start for Valencia.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Atletico Madrid have lost 3 of their last 5 La Liga games.
  • Valencia have won 3 of their last 5 La Liga games.
  • Atletico Madrid have scored 33 goals in 20 La Lga matches.
  • Valencia have conceded 33 goals in 21 La Liga matches.
  • Atletico Madrid have conceded 24 goals in 20 La Liga games.

Conclusion

Atletico Madrid are a better team than Valencia and should be able to pick up all three points from the encounter.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 2-1

Best Odds13/2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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