Atletico Madrid vs Valencia - 24/04/2019 Preview

Atletico Madrid will face Valencia at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, in the 34th Round of Spanish LaLiga. Atletico Madrid against Valencia is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid is looking great this season. Their main goal is to stay in second place in LaLiga. Unfortunately, they have left from other competitions. Madridistas playing very defensive football this season, hosts have scored 48 and conceded only 21 goals in 33 matches. The Mattress Makers are undefeated in 35 of their last 37 home matches in La Liga. Moreover, Atletico has won last 5 home matches saving the clean sheet. After a great win against Juventus, they were not able to save the result in Turin and lost by 3:0. Now they need to save second place and get a ticket to show one more time their abilities in Europe.

Antoine Griezmann is the best team scorer and assister. He already scored 14 goals and made 9 key passes. Since they started to play very confidently in defense, their attack became weaker. Unfortunately, Lucas Hernandez and Stefan Savic will miss the match due to injuries. Moreover, Diego Costa after the last terrible deeds was suspended by a red card for 8 matchdays in LaLiga. Los Rojiblancos are strong at protecting the lead, stealing the ball from the opposition and finishing scoring chances. However, they face troubles at counter attacks, attacking set pieces and creating scoring chances.

 

Valencia

Valencia this season looks very confident fighting for being among best 4 clubs in Spain and get tickets to Champions League. Now guests have 2 points difference with Getafe, which won against Sevilla with 3:0 at the last round. The Oranges are still fighting in UEFA Europa League and after knocking out Villareal they will face Arsenal from London. Even if Valencia will fail to take 4th place in Spain, they have a chance to be promoted to Champions League if they become Champions of EL. After Atletico Madrid, Valencia is the second best defensive team in LaLiga. They scored 38 and conceded only 28 goals in 33 matches. In the last 10 road matches, Valencia lost only once, have drawn 4 and won 5 matches.

There is no very big player in the squad, however, D.Parejo, Rodrigo and G. Guedes are showing very strong and confident football. Unfortunately, Cristiano Piccini and Geoffrey Kondogbia will miss next match due to injuries. Moreover, Rodrigo will be back only on the 25th of April due to yellow card suspension. Valencianistes are very strong at counter attacks, attacking set pieces and creating chances. However, they are facing troubles at finishing scoring chances and aerial duels.

 

H2H

Both clubs are showing best form in the last 5 matches in LaLiga collecting 12 points each. Valencia won last time in the far year 2014 at home. In the last 5 games between these opponents, Valencia failed to score 4 times.

 

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