Valencia vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Monday, 20th August 2018
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia look to build on a successful season where they finished 4th in LaLiga and made a return to UEFA Champions League.
The Los Che have been very active in the summer transfer market and strengthen their squad with the likes of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Mouctar Diakhaby, Denis Cheryshev, Kévin Gameiro and Michy Batshuayi on permanent and loan deals.
Valencia head-coach Marcelino saw his team finish the pre-season with back-to-back wins over Everton and Leverkusen will hope on a positive start this Monday night against one of the title contenders Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid on the other hand, already had the taste of competitive football this season and they will be on confident mood after a crushing 4-2 victory over Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.
Simeone had made some excellent additions to the squad this summer, the prominent of which is without a doubt the arrival of Thomas Lemar from Monaco for €70 million. Meantime, the Colombian right back Santiago Arias and Croatian forward Nikola Kalinic are upgrades to already strong starting eleven.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head
- Madrid are unbeaten in the last 7 h2h meetings with Valencia, 5 wins and 2 draws.
- Atletico Madrid kept clean sheets in the last four meetings with Valencia.
- Their last three meetings at Mestalla saw 2 Madrid wins and 1 draw.
- The corresponding head-to-head fixture of last season was a goal-less stalemate.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
This is a head-to-head fixture dominated by Atletico Madrid over the past few season. They hold an excellent record at the Mestalla as well.
However, Valencia under Marcelino Toral is a mentally strong side who believes they can compete with the big trio this season. What matters for his on Monday is a strong start.
Thus for neutrals and punters alike, this LaLiga match will be nothing less than spectacular.
- Predicted Result is a full-time draw.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
My recommended bet is ‘both teams to score’ for 2.00 (1/1) odd.
Brave punters can take the ft draw for 3.25 (9/4).
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 6.00 (5/1) odd.