Valencia – Atletico Madrid: Preview & Prediction
It speaks for the game:
Atletico Madrid’s defense has not looked quite sharp, here in the season’s first few matches.
Valencias home ground Mestalla usually serves as a guarantor for entertaining football and last season 68% of the matches exceeded 2.5 goals (most of Real and Barca).
Atletico has scored goals against both Girona and Las Palmas – two teams that Valencia can at least match, purely offensive.
Valencia’s style of play fits well with the weaknesses that the Atletico defensive has shown in the first two matches. *
Valencia’s last to Real Madrid ended 2-2 but the royal club overturned in chances (especially Benzema) but could not easily hit the target.
Although A. Griezmann (fast striker) is still out of quarantine, I think the bookmakers consider it too high. He was also missing at the latest, where the offensive sparkled.
You should be aware of this:
If Atletico comes first in front of 1-0 one can easily fear that they settle down and defend the victory home, which the last season was very successful.
A. Griezmann is one of the world’s best attackers and his absence can be essential for the game. Even though they were successful lately, it was against a Las Palmas crew where the defense was close to nonexistent.
Atletico generally played very defensively last season, where only 32% of their weekends went above the line.
There has just been a tightly packed country break and some players may get tired (eg, playing the Argentine Atletico striker Correa first, 6/9). In addition, the Atletico Champions League has midweek and therefore may save.
Valencia gets their defense officer E. Garay, who otherwise lacked Real Madrid.
Valencia – Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.80
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.10