|João Félix #7||Ezequiel Garay #24|
|Mario Hermoso #22||Gabriel Paulista #5|
|Jan Oblak #13||Ferrán Torres #20|
|Koke #6||Dani Parejo #10|
|Saúl Ñíguez #8||Daniel Wass #18|
|Álvaro Morata #9||Maximiliano Gómez #22|
|José Giménez #2||Geoffrey Kondogbia #6|
|Santiago Arias #4||Denis Cheryshev #11|
|Thomas Partey #5||Jaume Costa #3|
|Diego Costa #19||Francis Coquelin #17|
|Felipe #18||Jasper Cillessen #13|
|2019-04-24||La Liga||Atlético Madrid : Valencia||3 : 2|
|2018-08-20||La Liga||Valencia : Atlético Madrid||1 : 1|
|2018-02-04||La Liga||Atlético Madrid : Valencia||1 : 0|
|2017-09-09||La Liga||Valencia : Atlético Madrid||0 : 0|
|2017-03-05||La Liga||Atlético Madrid : Valencia||3 : 0|
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia should be one of the most interesting games of La Liga Round 9, which will be held at Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid. Two well-known teams will fight each other for very important 3 points. At the moment, all the best teams losing points, so here they have a great opportunity to overtake several positions in La Liga Standings. Read our thoughts about this exciting La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Valencia match, here below.
Atletico have very confident results playing against Valencia during the last few seasons. Valencia can’t win over Madrid since the 2014 year. During the 5 last meetings, Mattress makers won all 3 home matches and finished with draws away matches. As we can see, Valencia is a very comfortable team for Atletico, so they need to change something to change these things.
Atletico Madrid always promotes defensive football and once again proved that this is the main gun in their football. Of course, they need to score goal also, as exactly this indicator give most of the points. At the moment, Atletico stands at 3rd place with 15 points, standing away from 1t place by 3 points. In 8 matches, they scored 7 and conceded only 4 goals. During the last 5 La Liga games, they won only once, 3 times drew the match and lost against Real Sociedad. In the Champions League, the Indians stand at 4th place with the same amount of points as Juventus. They won the game over the Lokomotiv Moscow and snatched a drawn from Juventus with a late goal.
Somebody likes that style of game, somebody thinks that they spoil football playing with that style. Already for several years, they proved that this working well as they were champions of La Liga and finalists of Champions League. Therefore, we should not doubt this Diego Simeone tactic.
Unfortunately, Atletico will play the next game without Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan Savic and Vitolo due to injuries.
After last year’s achievement, Valencia should strongly concentrate by taking not less place in La Liga and fight for the highest place in the Champions League. After such a strong two season, Valencia decided to sack Marcelino and changed him by Albert Celades. Right after, Valencia played against Barcelona and lost the game with 5:2 result, however, won against Chelsea in London taking 3 important points. Second Round of CL were a total disappointment, as at home they lost to Ajax with crushing 0:3 result. In general, the team showing normal results at the beginning of the season. They stand at 8th place with 12 points, only 2 points away from 4th place Granada. Things in La Liga changing very fast, especially knowing that this year all top clubs struggling in different ways.
In the last match, Valencia won over Alaves with the unstable game, as both had dangerous moments and the end could be different. Even trying to play more opened football Alaves lost with 2:1 result at Estadio de Mestalla. In the last 5 games, the Bats lost only to Barcelona. Several injuries can affect a confident game of guests. However, Rodrigo, Goncalo Guedes, and Maxi Gomes will be a very dangerous line for Atletico’s defenders.
Carlos Soler, Cristiano Piccini, Jose Gaya, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Kevon Gameiro will miss the next game due to injuries.
Article image is taken from https://www.independent.co.uk