Valencia vs Atletico Analysis and prediction


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Analysis of the match Valencia Atletico Madrid

Today, Monday 29th August, Valencia welcomes Atletico Madrid to the Mestalla stadium to close the 3rd  of La Liga.

The form of the two teams

FC Valencia is a club that has fallen from grace, despite being very popular in the country and around the world thanks to its great years at the beginning of the century, not to mention its various European and national titles in the last century. But in recent seasons, the club has lost some of its lustre as a result of extra-sporting (financial) worries. 

After finishing the last season on the edge of the top ten (9th), it is clear that it was the Copa del Rey that embellished the season of the Blanquinegros (finalists, beaten by Bétis on penalties: 5-4). The six-time Spanish champions have won the first matchday (1-0 against Girona) and lost to Bilbao (1-0).  

After a breathtaking pre-season with big wins over Juventus (0-4), Cadiz (1-4) and Numancia (4-0), Atletico Madrid started the season with a win at Getafe (0-3). But they disappointed in the previous clash against Villarreal at the Wanda Metropolitano by going completely off the rails and being much weaker in the physical challenge than their opponent (0-2). 

This defeat raises a good question mark over the defensive lapses of this team. 

Valencia Atlético Madrid squads

The home side will have one of their two suspended players back, the Swiss Eray Comert (FC Basel) but captain José Gaya will remain in the stands (last game of suspension, 4 in total). Gabriel Paulista held his own in central defence during the previous match and should continue to play, while Thierry Correira, a right-back who arrived from Sporting in 2019, is uncertain. The same goes for striker Hugo Duro.

Atletico Madrid will be without their summer recruit, Nahuel Molina (Udinese), who is suspended after being sent off late in the game against Villarreal. Savic is also likely to miss the game with a muscle injury. As for Antoine Griezmann, it is important to know that the Frenchman will never start this season as he must not play more than 30 minutes per game or he will have to pay nearly 40 million to Barcelona (clause included in the loan).

The duo of Felix (3 goals this season) and Morata (double on Matchday 1) should continue to occupy the front line while Lemar should once again be in the Cholo's starting line-up. The newcomer Witsel (Dortmund) has been a starter since the beginning of the season. 

Prediction 1X2 of the match Valencia Atletico Madrid

Last year, ATLETICO did not lose to Valencia (3-2 and 3-3).

Advantage Atletico Madrid 

 Atletico Madrid win

over/under predictions : over 2.5

prediction both teams to score: yes

prediction correct score: 1-2

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