Valencia vs Atletico Madrid prediction comes before the 25th round of Spanish La Liga. This game takes place on Friday, February 14, at the Estadio de Mestalla in Valencia, Spain. In this match preview, we bring you betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Both teams are flying high in the Spanish league, although both Valencia and Atletico Madrid must feel they could’ve done much better. Valencia is in 7th place, while Atleti are in the 4th. Still, the point difference between the two is only 2 points. This means that if Valencia win this game, they are going to leapfrog Atletico.
Considering that they’re playing in front of their own crowd, they have every right to feel like a win is possible. The thing is that Valencia is the 3rd-best home team in La Liga, behind Barcelona and Real Madrid. At the same time, Atletico Madrid is not very good on the road. This team is the 7th-best in the league when it comes to away games.
Atleti are also in a poor form when it comes to away matches, with two defeats in a row. What’s giving them confidence ahead of the game with Valencia is the head-to-head record they have with this team. Another good news for Atleti is that Valencia are having problems with injuries, especially at the back. And scoring is exactly what Atletico Madrid has been struggling with this season.
In fact, when it comes to scoring, Atletico Madrid is one of the worst teams in La Liga. Only five teams have scored fewer goals than Atleti. On the bright side, Atleti have been pretty good at the back. This team has allowed only 15 goals in 23 rounds. Only Real Madrid has conceded fewer goals than them.
What this means is that Valencia are going to have to work really hard in order to find the net in this game. The question is can Atleti take advantage of this, score a goal and grab themselves a win? It seems unlikely because this team has problems with injuries up front.
Knowing all this, it’s not surprising that the odds are shortening on a draw, while rising on home and away win. That said, a draw definitely seems like the most likely outcome.
Our Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Draw
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Correct Score Prediction: 0:0
Valencia Form and Latest News
Valencia are going to be without a number of first-team players, including their first-choice goalie Jasper Cillessen. They’re also going to miss Jaume Costa and Ezequiel Garay, two very important defenders. Without these guys in the team, Valencia’s net looks very vulnerable. This is the reason why their manager is probably going to decide to go with a more conservative strategy.
Atletico Madrid Form and Latest News
Diego Costa is out, same as Alvaro Morata, who are Atleti’s most dangerous attackers. In addition, they will also be without Joao Felix in this game. Without so many attacking-minded players, Atleti don’t look capable of scoring a lot of goals.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Predicted Lineups
Valencia predicted lineup: Domenech – Gabriel, Mangala, Florenzi, Gaya – Coquelin, Kondogbia, Parejo, Wass – Rodrigo, Torres
Atletico Madrid predicted lineup: Oblak – Felipe, Hermoso, Savic, Renan Lodi – Koke, Thomas, Saul, Carrasco, Llorente – Camello
Other Valencia vs Atletico Madrid betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @1.53
Correct score 0:0 @7.00