Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Friday, 6 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villareal).
Villarreal have been dropping points rapidly in their recent matchups. With Atletico Madrid looking resilient, even in their outings, a change of fortune seems unlikely for the hosts this week as well.
Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Atletico Madrid emerge victoriously with a 2-0 scorecard.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five games.
- Seven of their past ten fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A tie has occurred thrice in their last ten matchups.
- Atletico Madrid have registered a win six times in their previous fifteen encounters. (W-6, D4, L-5)
Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Villarreal were forced to return home empty-handed last week after Valencia did just enough to post a 2-1 scorecard. Despite registering as many shots on target as their counterparts, the hosts were just not clinical enough in their efforts.
The home side would have salvaged a point though in that game, had it not been for Jasper Cillessen who denied Gerard Moreno from the spot in the first half.
With just one point from their last five fixtures on the trot, Villarreal have now slumped down to thirteenth on the ladder.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid had their hearts broken on home soil in their respective matchup with Barcelona. The latter clash looked certain to end in a stalemate, only for Lionel Messi to break the deadlock in the dying minutes of regulation time.
Nevertheless, the defeat was only Atletico Madrid’s second of the season. The visitors are still dwelling in the top half of the ladder too, and are sporting a seven-point cushion over the home side as of now.
Furthermore, the guests are unbeaten in their last five outings in the La Liga. On the other hand, Villarreal are without a win in their past two games here. The most recent of which, saw them lose to the struggling Celta Vigo by a 3-1 scorecard.
Given the sharp decline in form that Villarreal are experiencing at the moment, Atletico Madrid are the front runners to take all three points this week.
However, the away side have been sharing the spoils in each of their previous four outings in the La Liga. Taking into account that their last h2h meeting here also ended in a tie, the safest punt in this one would have to be a Draw no bet.
Furthermore, Villarreal have had their scoring boots on in their clashes at home. They have added eighteen goals to their tally from their past seven games here alone.
Considering that their last two head to head matchups here have also witnessed both teams get their names on the scoresheet, count on neither side to walk away with a clean sheet intact come Friday.
Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid Betting tips
Draw no Bet: Atletico Madrid @ 1.66 (2/3)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).