The La Liga title race is wide open this season, and that could mean that Atletico Madrid could be best placed for a run at the title. However, these are the kind of games that they will need to take maximum points from.
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Atletico Madrid will be aware of the struggles that Real Madrid and Barcelona have had at this point of the season, and will know that this is their chance to press home the advantage. Diego Simeone’s side will come into this fixture three points behind Real Sociedad, but the points difference between themselves and the two other Spanish giants will be the key factor for Ateltico. They have been in excellent form so far this campaign, as they have won five games on the bounce. Simeone’s side are the only team yet to lose a game in La Liga this season, and they also have two games in hand over the two sides directly around them. They claimed a huge win in their most recent fixture, as they beat Barcelona 1-0 at home. Yannick Carrasco scored the only goal in first half injury time, and this is their chance to press home the advantage that they have.
Valencia will not just let Atletico take the three points away from them, as they have also returned to solid form themselves. Valencia are unbeaten in three coming into this fixture, but have won just one of these three games. However, their home form recently has been good, and that was evident in their massive 4-1 success against Real Madrid. Carlos Soler was the standout player in that fixture, as he scored a hat-trick of penalties against a hapless Madrid side. Raphael Varane also scored an own goal in the defeat for Real.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Head To Head
Valencia haven’t beaten Atletico in the league since 2014. They have lost seven of the eleven meetings since then. However, they weren’t beaten by Atletico last season, as the two sides played out two draws in the fixtures that they played.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
This is a huge game for Atletico Madrid, and they will come into this game in huge confidence that they can get the three points. They have been able to find an attacking threat this season, and therefore it will be hard to bet against them taking the three points against Valencia.
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