A duel, between two teams fighting for the same goal this season in La Liga, is prefaced by bookmakers without a clear favorite, even if Atletico Madrid starts with a slightly lower share.
The match will take place on Friday evening, from 22:00, in Valencia, on the stadium Estadio de Mestalla.
◾️It comes after a humiliating defeat, in round 23, from the move from Getafe, with the score of 3-0.
◾️It occupies the 7th place with 37 points, and with a victory in this game would be able to get closer to the European Cup places, being equal points with Real Sociedad which occupies a place in the Europa League, and to 2 points of opponents. tonight they are in the first place of the Champions League.
◾️Albert Celades’s students have 3 wins and 2 defeats in the last 5 stages played.
◾️On her own ground she is still undefeated, in the 12 matches played, with 7 wins and 5 draws.
◾️For this match from the list of unavailable players, are included Gabriel Paulista and Alessandro Florenzi, suspended, and Gaya, Jaume Costa, Jasper Cillessen, Kevin Gameiro, Ezequiel Garay, Denis Cheryshev, Manu Vallejo and Cristiano Piccini, injured.
◾️A team with a decent track record, this season of La Liga, which occupies the 4th place after 23 previous stages, with 39 points obtained.
◾️He is quite weak with the attack, managing to score only 23 goals so far, but has the second best defense in the championship, with only 15 goals received.
◾️Comes after a home win against Granada, with a score of 1-0.
◾️Moving on, in the previous 5 games he managed to win only once, in the match against Betis, with a score of 2-1.
◾️The following players will be missing: Hector Herrera, Kieran Trippier, Joao Felix, Santiago Arias, Jose Gimenez, Dario Poveda and Diego Costa, injured.
⚽️Probable and Absent teams.
▫️Valencia (4-4-2): Domenech – Mangala, Wass, Diakhaby, Costa – Torres, Parejo, Soler, Kondogbia – Gomez, Guedes;
▫️Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak – Lodi, Felipe, Savic, Vrsaljko – Saul, Partey, Koke, Llorente – Correa, Vitolo.
▫️Valencia: Paulista, Florenzi, Gaya, Costa, Cillessen, Gameiro, Garay, Cheryshev, Vallejo and Piccini.
▫️Atletico Madrid: Herrera, Trippier, Felix, Arias, Gimenez, Poveda, Costa.
⚽️History Direct confrontations.
▫️The last direct game was played in the round in Madrid and ended with the result of a 1-1 draw, the goals being scored, by Diego Costa for the red and for the bats by Daniel Parejo.
Football Prediction of the Day Valencia vs Atletico Madrid
Round 24 of La Liga has as its debut game this derby, between two well-known teams at both national and European level, from which all football fans are expected to present a spectacular football.
Even though this season Diego Simeone’s students did not offer the best and most spectacular football, the need to win and stay in a Champions League place, forces them to score and play for victory.
In the last 3 straight games, there have been over 1.5 goals in the match and under 2.5 goals in the first half, which is one reason that strengthens my choice of prognosis for this match.
Prediction Today: Under 2.5 goals in the first half and over 1.5 goals in the match