Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Spain – Primera Division
Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kick-off at 18.30 UK/ 19.30 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atleti needs to have a perfect ending to their league season, and on top of that hope for a major breakdown of the Barca juggernaut, to place hands on the league crown once more. While the odds may seem low, the warrior mentality of the Madrid outfit will definitely push them to go after the objective till the very end.
Valencia might not get a better chance than this week to go after their Champions League dream. As of now, the team is in the sixth spot and has a lead of three points over the next-placed Bilbao, who is also in possession of the last European spot. Going on, the Basques are taking on Real Madrid, while the two teams above Valencia, Getafe, and Sevilla, are going against each other. As I said, a major chance for the team to surge ahead.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five wins in a row went to Madrid.
- 11 of the last 16 matches had under 2.5 goals.
- Last Valencia won at this venue was back in 2011.
- Ten of the last eleven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Prediction
Atleti has the home advantage, and all they have remaining this season is the league. For sure, the team will go after La Liga with all their might. They have dominated Valencia for quite some time, and the stats back this claim up in abundance.
Madrid recorded the last five h2h wins and ten of the last eleven at their home. Importantly, it’s been more than eight years since Atleti lost in front of their home crowd against Valencia.
Take into account that Atletico Madrid is on a winning streak of five matches at home, and was unbeaten in 21 of their last 22 attempts. Meanwhile, Valencia was winless in 11 of their last 16 road trips.
Expect a home win this week. But never for a second think it’d be an open-and-shut case for the hosts. Valencia has a huge opportunity to get a spot in the top four, and they will go after it. The team will treat this game as a virtual final, and will defend like crazy so as not to concede. It’s common knowledge that, if you get scored against Atleti, then the tie is as good as gone.
As such, expect no more than two goals in this crucial tie.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).