Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Jose Zorilla (Valladolid).
Atletico Madrid lost the first place in their respective Champions League group by failing to see off Club Brugge on Tuesday evening at Jan Breydelstadion. Los Colchoneros just could not break the deadlock on the occasion as a goalless draw saw them slip up to second place and finish runners-up to Borussia Dortmund in Group A. Can they return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when Diego Simeone’s lads travel to Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla to tackle Real Valladolid?
The visitors ended a two-draw streak in Primera by easing past Alaves 3-0 seven days ago at Wana Metropolitano. Nikola Kalinic, Antoine Griezmann and Rodri were on the scoreline for Atleti back then. The win helped team keep pace on leaders Barcelona who are just three points away at the top of the standings.
Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid have been the dominant force in the most recent head to head history.
Los Colchoners won six on the spin against Valladolid scoring two or more goals in each of games along the way.
We have to say it’s been four years since these two likes last met each other as Pucela only returned to the top flight of Spanish football this season.
Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Valladolid made a slow start to the elite class campaign, but they grew in confidence as time passed by. Sergio’s men sit 12th at the moment following a huge 1-2 victory over Real Sociedad last weekend away at Anoeta.
Toni Suarez and Antonito were goalscorers. Pucela are also through to the last 16 round in Copa del Rey after beating Mallorca twice with the same 2-1 scoreline.
However, Valladolid are winless in last three home matches in the league and they shipped as many as four goals against Leganes in the previous La Liga affair at Jose Zorrilla. Atleti will be without injured Diego Costa. They won just one of seven away fixtures in the league so far which is why we will rather back a low-scoring contest instead of chasing the away win at 1.75.
Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6).