Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal should be one of the most interesting La Liga 25th Round matches, which will be held at Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid. Both teams have ups and downs so far this season, so we expect here very intriguing confrontation. The team have only 2 points difference in the Spanish highest league and still fighting for 3rd and even higher places. Last time, during the first their season meeting, we expected more productive game, but unfortunately, they finished with 0:0 draw. Even more, Villarreal were more dangerous and showed very attacking football, but as we know, Atletico’s defence does not break easily. How this game will finish and will Yellow SUbmarine continue their great form even playing against Mattress makers? Read our thougths about this exciting La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal game and get the best betting advice here below.

Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal

Atletico Madrid

Recently, Atletico Madrid looked really weak as they won only one out of last 5 La Liga games and were surprisingly knocked out from Copa del Rey by Leonesa. However, few recent games gave hope that Atletico that all we know with unbelievable strong character back on track and ready to fight in LL and UEFA Champions League also. Los Rojiblancos won over Granada, played a draw with Valencia at Estadio de Mestalla, and most important took a victory over Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitano in a very difficult and tough fight.

Very likely, that they are not able to compete for the La Liga title against Barcelona and Real this year, but they need to save Champions League participation place. Even more, looks like Diego Simeone concentrates of UCL and hopes to pass reigning champions. However, we need to remember last year’s game against Barcelona at Anfield. That means, 1:0 score is far from save, so they have to do a lot of work and prepare hardly to avoid defeat. 5 days have passed since the game with the English squad, therefore, the first eleven should be ready to play with Villarreal.

Unfortunately, Trippier, Poveda and Lemar will miss this game due to injury.

Villarreal

El Submarino Amarillo finished at 14th place last season and were out of the European competitions. So this season, they can fully prepare for every La Liga game. At the moment, they made a big work on their mistakes and trying to reach at least Europa League place. Villarreal stands at 6th place with only 2 points behind Atletico Madrid. Even playing away, they have a great opportunity to reach even 4th place if Sevilla will lose to Getafe. Of course, these are very optimistic thoughts, because the team plays on Wanda Metropolitano, where guests struggling almost every time. Previously, in 2017 and 2014 years, Villarreal won over the Atletico in La Liga, so maybe they will repeat these achievements one more time. Moreover, team have collected 20 points on their last 10 matches and stands by this criteria at 4th place right after Real Madrid, Getafe and Barcelona.

 

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