LaLiga | Valencia vs Atletico Madrid: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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Valencia vs Atletico Madrid: Line-ups


Atletico Madrid

Valencia Can Take Advantage


Los Che have been a good watch this term, finding the back of the net on 18 occasions, which is more than Barcelona (16) and Real Sociedad (17), and the same as Atletico, but they have conceded 17 times, which is the fourth-worst defensive record in the division at this stage.


Atletico’s brief for the 2021-22 La Liga season is clear, defend their title, but it would be fair to say that it has been a mixed start to the campaign for Simeone’s team, who are currently fourth in the table. A record of six wins, four draws and one defeat has brought the reigning champions 22 points, leaving them three points off leaders Real Sociedad, who have played a game more.


Atletico were impressive against Real Betis at Wanda Metropolitano last weekend, with Yannick Carrasco and Joao Felix on the scoresheet in a 3-0 victory, which followed back-to-back draws in Spain’s top flight.


The Red and Whites will enter Sunday’s match off the back of a disappointing result, though, as they lost 2-0 at Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, which has left them in third spot in Group B and facing a battle to reach the knockout round of the competition.


Atletico have been victorious in their last two league games against Valencia, including a 1-0 win in the corresponding match last term, while they are unbeaten against Los Che in La Liga since October 2014.

DPP Verdict

Atletico will be desperate to bounce back from Wednesday’s European disappointment, and we are backing the La Liga champions to triumph at Mestalla. Valencia have had much longer to prepare for the match but have struggled in their recent games with Atletico, who should have enough to pick up all three points.