Athletico Madrid Vs Valencia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Atletico Madrid plays their first game since arguably being eliminated from the title race but they won’t have time to feel sorry for themselves when a revived Valencia visits the Calderon. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Venue: Vicente Calderon Kick-off: Sunday 5th March, 3.15pm
With minutes remaining against now league leaders Barcelona, Atletico had a point in the bag and arguably had done enough to be taking all three. A late winner from Barcelona ended titles hopes for one-half of the capital at least and securing a Champions League place must now be the focus.
Valencia’s not so brief and very real flirt with relegation that plagued the first half of their season feels like a distant memory now, with Los Che Els Taronges now 10 points clear of 18th placed Granada and 12 points outside of the European places.
Valencia were victorious against Atletico’s bitter rivals Real last time out whilst Madrid themselves were beaten by Barca and needed goals in the 86th and 89th minute in their prior home game to squeeze past Celta Vigo.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid are slim pickings at best odds 4/9 with Bet365 whilst the draw is available at 39/10 through Marathon Bet. Backing Valencia would see a healthy return, as they’re 8/1 with Matchbook.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the only man to breach the Valencia defense at home, where they’ve won three straight against Leganes, Real and Bilbao. Their form away from home remains indifferent and something to work on, with a surprise 2-0 win at Villarreal being their only real performance of note.
That doesn’t mean this will be straight-forward for Atletico. The visitors are trending upwards and fast, and Atletico will play on Thursday evening whilst Valencia will be midway through their week off. Atletico have managed to win by two or more at home one seven occasions through 20 games. Back our free betting tips, Valencia +1.25AH at odds of 23/25 with Bet365.
Six of 10 La Liga games at the Vicente has seen at least three goals whilst both teams have scored in 16 of Valencia’s last 20 games, with the oranges already netting at Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla in that time. Back our correct score prediction, 1-1 draw at 7/1 with Bet365.
Santi Mina has been a goal threat lately but misses out here. Antoine Griezman is the obvious choice here, but Torres and Gameiro have matched his recent form with three goals in seven games. Kevin Gameiro scored the last time the sides met and can be backed at odds of evens with bet365. .