Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Preview

 

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Wanda Metropolitano

Date: 4th February 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

These two sides come into this game as 3rd and 2nd in the league table and both will expect to at least finish inside the top four this season.

Atletico have the upper hand in this game as they have not lost a game at home this season and Valencia seem to have lost some of their early season form and could be undone here.

Atleti had been a lot more adventurous earlier in the season but it did not pay off well for them so they are back to winning games by 2-0 and 1-0 score lines.

80% of their home games this season has ended in under 2.5 goals scored.

They have conceded a lowly 0.43 goals per game this season although they have also scored just 1.4 goals on average per home game also.

Valencia have been more attacking and entertaining in their play this season however in their 1-0 loss to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey they showed that they can also hold their own when they want to and their fans will be hoping for the same resilient performance here.

Valencia need a strategy that will help them hold the host while also breaking them down on the counter.

Valencia had lost 4 consecutive games against Atletico Madrid before their 0-0 draw when the teams met at the Mestalla last year.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Atletico Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Atletico Madrid 3-0 Las Palmas 28 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Sevilla FC 3-1 Atletico Madrid 23 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
D Atletico Madrid 1-1 Girona 20 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Atletico Madrid 1-2 Sevilla FC 17 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Eibar 0-1 Atletico Madrid 13 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Valencia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Valencia 1-4 Real Madrid 27 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Alavés 2-1 Valencia 24 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
L Las Palmas 2-1 Valencia 20 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Valencia 2-1 Alavés 17 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Deportivo La Coruña 1-2 Valencia 13 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Valencia 0-0 Atletico Madrid 9 Sep, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Valencia 5 Mar, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 0-2 Atletico Madrid 2 Oct, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 1-3 Atletico Madrid 6 Mar, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Valencia 25 Oct, 2015 Spanish Primera División

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