Atletico Madrid to Put Pressure on Second Place Real Madrid with Win Over Valencia

    Atlético Madrid vs Valencia CF - 18/03/2023

    Atletico Madrid to Put Pressure on Second Place Real Madrid with Win Over Valencia
    Cesar Ortiz Gonzalez /
    16/03/23 1915

    We have a full round of fixtures to enjoy in La Liga this weekend including the meeting between Atlético Madrid and Valencia.

    The game will be played on the 18th of March at the Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano and the hosts begin the weekend in 3rd place on 48 points while the visitors are in 17th place on 26 points.

    Atletico Madrid come into the game having beat Girona 1-0 away in La Liga last weekend. The only goal of the match was scored in the 90th minute following a length review by VAR and Atletico Madrid took maximum points.

    The win for Atletico Madrid at Girona means they are undefeated in their last 7 fixtures in all competitions and have won 4 of their last 5 games.

    The wins have come over Celta Vigo and Girona away plus Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at home, the latter of which was an impressive 6-1 victory for Atletico Madrid.

    However, that was a rare big win and trends show Atletico Madrid have seen under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of their last 7 matches in all competitions.

    Form in the league shows Atletico Madrid are undefeated in their last 9 games. They are undefeated in their 4 most recent home league matches and Atletico Madrid have won 3 of those 4 games.

    Atletico Madrid have been good defensively in recent home La Liga fixtures and have conceded only 3 goals in their last 6 home league games.

    Valencia travel to the Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano on the back of a 1-0 victory over Osasuna in La Liga last weekend. The only goal of the game was scored in the 74th minute and that win was enough to move Valencia out of the relegation zone.

    Valencia have won 2 of their 3 most recent La Liga fixtures and in addition to the win over Osasuna last weekend they beat Real Sociedad at home. That was also a 1-0 win, with the goal coming in the 40th minute. However, wins have been difficult to obtain for Valencia and they have won only 2 of their last 10 matches in all competitions.

    Trends show Valencia have won just 2 of their 11 most recent La Liga fixtures. They have a shocking away record which has seen them lose each of their last 6 games, the last 5 of which have seen them fail to find the back of the net.

    Team news and Atletico Madrid are without the injured duo of Reinildo Mandava and Sergio Reguilón.

    Valencia make the trip to the capital without the injured trio of Gabriel Paulista, Marcos de Sousa, and Jaume Doménech. Striker Édinson Cavani is a doubt due to a muscle problem.

    Given the recent away record of Valencia, Atletico Madrid will feel confident of taking maximum points in this match. We expect to see the hosts keep a clean sheet and for there to be under 2.5 goals in total.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 0
    1.62 3.80 5.50 no no no
    3 - 0(1 - 0)
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