Valencia look to lock out Atletico

Valencia and Atletico Madrid have both had tough times in recent matches and with the former hosting their second La Liga meeting this season, both will be hoping to bag the three points as they both harbour top-four ambitions. Two points separate the two sides, with Valencia seventh on 37 points and Atletico fourth with 39 points. Valencia has had a great run at home this season in La Liga, going unbeaten in 12 matches.

Valencia vs Atletico Madrid, Betting tip

It is their away form that has left much to be desired, like going down 3-0 to Getafe in their latest match, and it could have been more. Valencia can be an unpredictable side, like when they fell heavily to Real Madrid and Mallorca, then struggled to beat lower-tier side Logrones but followed that up by winning 2-0 over Barcelona.

Valencia vs Atletico Madrid, Outlook & Tip

They have three defeats and just one win in their last five matches and just three wins from 10. Valencia has not scored more than one goal in 11 of their last 12 matches but at home, they have three wins in the last four. They have scored in all 12 home matches as well as producing three straight clean sheets in La Liga matches at home.

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Valencia

Atletico head to this game on three wins, a draw and a loss in their last five games. The win over Granada came courtesy of an early Koke goal and it is their only victory in the last six matches. Atletico has failed to score in four of their last six matches. It has been worse away from home, where they have no wins in four, with three straight losses. They have scored just once in the last four away matches and have one win in eight away league matches.

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Atletico Madrid

Atletico marches to this match on one win in their last eight away league matches and they have lost the last two league matches away from home. However, they have a good record over Valencia, having gone 10 unbeaten, with six wins therein.

Valencia vs Atletico Madrid, Prediction and tip

The separating factor here looks to be the home form for Valencia and Atletico’s struggles away from, while neither side has been known for scoring a lot of goals in recent times. Valencia has not exactly thrilled their audiences with goals galore and Atletico have not scored more than once in their last six matches. Considering the head to head we are wary of going for the home win and choosing between a draw and low scoring encounter we went with the latter.

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