Valencia vs Atlético de Madrid – La Liga :This Monday night at the Mestalla, Valencia hosts Atlético de Madrid
on a match of the 1st round of La Liga.
Valencia finished in 4th place of La Liga with 73 points conquered, thanks to a record of 22 victories, 7 draws and 9 losses. In terms of goals, they counted with 65 goals scored and 38 goals conceded, which results on an average of 2.7 goals per match.
Their record at the Mestalla was very positive, getting 13 wins on the 19 rounds they’ve played as hosts. The team has played 6 friendly matches on this pre-season, recording 3 victories, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Atlético de Madrid finished in 2nd place of La Liga with 79 points conquered, thanks to a record of 23 victories, 10 draws and 5 losses.
Their goals’ record tells us that they counted with 58 goals scored and 22 goals conceded, presenting an average of 2.1 goals per match.
It was playing in front of their own fans that the Colchoneros managed to get more points, although their record as visitors was also very positive.
The side led by El Cholo Simeone had an inconsistent pre-season in terms of results, but they’ve gotten off to a good start in official matches, conquering the European Super Cup against Real Madrid (4-2).
Valencia vs Atlético de Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I really liked what I’ve seen from Atlético de Madrid against their city rivals, believing that there is value in exploring the side of the visitors here.
Valencia usually gets good results playing in front of their home crowd, but the Colchoneros are very consistent in the way they get points, be it at home or away from home,
even in theoretically more complicated stadiums such as the Mestalla, where inclusively they have only lost in 3 out of the last 12 visits to the stadium of the ché side.
That way and taking advantage of the excellent moment of form they’ve shown midweek,
I believe that they are the team with more conditions to get the 3 points, although protecting myself from an eventual draw taking into consideration the difficulty level of this visit.