TIP OF THE DAY: Atl. Madrid – Valencia: Can the heated-up “bats” fly over the capital of Spain without any trouble?

On Sunday, we can expect a plethora of very interesting matches, and one of the most intriguing will definitely be played at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Atletico Madrid will host Valencia. The start of this encounter is scheduled for 9 pm.

Atletico Madrid: Brutal Performances at Home!

Ever since Diego Simeone took over as coach of Atletico in 2011, the club from the capital has won the Spanish league title twice. Most importantly, since then, Los Colchoneros have belonged to the cream of Spanish football, shoulder to shoulder with Real Madrid and Barcelona. Last year, Atletico finished in third place, achieving their primary goal of qualifying for the Champions League, and they have the same ambitions this year, although it seems that it won’t be an easy task.

Before this round, the club from the capital was in fourth place in the table, with the same number of points as fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao, but three points behind third-placed Barcelona. So far, Simeone’s charges have played twenty matches in the top tier of Spanish football, achieving thirteen victories, two draws, and five losses.

In the last round, Atletico somehow managed to secure all three points in an away game against Granada, with the match ending 0:1. The only goal of that match was scored by Alvaro Morata, who is playing at a very high level this season. In the last five league matches, Atletico Madrid has achieved two victories, two defeats, and one draw. Particularly noteworthy is the former Spanish champion’s visit to Girona, where we saw seven goals, with the biggest surprise of this year’s La Liga edition winning 4:3 with a goal in the final moments.

The Spanish representative easily qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League, finishing first in a group with Lazio, Feyenoord, and Celtic. It’s also worth mentioning that Simeone’s squad eliminated Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday night, making Atletico the main favorite to win the Cup, especially since Real Madrid, Barcelona, and this season’s struggling Sevilla have already been eliminated from the competition.

Valencia: “Bats” Tied Four Victories in the League!

We all remember that golden period of Valencia at the beginning of this century, when the legendary Rafa Benitez was at the helm of the team. In just three years, he managed to win the Spanish league title twice, as well as secure a trophy in the Europa League. The popular “bats” last clinched a trophy in 2019 when they won the Copa del Rey, triumphing in the final against a Barcelona team featuring Lionel Messi at the time.

Last season was forgettable, as the team from Mestalla barely managed to stay in the top flight, finishing the championship in sixteenth place, just two points above the team that was relegated to Segunda. There weren’t many squad changes during the summer, and the club announced a fight for a spot in one of the European competitions, where Valencia last played four years ago, which is certainly too long for one of Spain’s most successful clubs.

The impression is that Valencia fans can be satisfied with their favorite team’s performances so far, as before this round, the popular “bats” were in seventh place in the table. This position could lead to qualification for the Conference League playoffs at the end of the season if one of the top six teams in La Liga wins the Copa del Rey.

Ruben Baraja’s charges have been playing particularly well lately, achieving four victories in their last four league matches. In the last round, the former Champions League finalist celebrated a 1:0 victory at their stadium against this season’s excellent Athletic Bilbao, with the only goal scored by Duro in the middle of the second half. Before that, the team from Mestalla was better than Cadiz in an away game, a team that usually plays quite well at home, resolving the duel in their favor with a score of 1:4.

Regarding away games, Valencia has played eleven matches away from home so far, achieving three victories, the same number of draws, and five defeats.

Our Betting Suggestions

Valencia has finally hit their stride, as we mentioned, stringing together four victories in the league. However, we believe that the popular “bats” don’t stand much of a chance in their visit to Atletico Madrid, who desperately need points from this duel. Therefore, we advise you to try an Atl. Madrid Win, for which Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.53.

It won’t be a surprise if this duel brings a lot of goals, so our warm recommendation is the Over 2.5 Goals bet, which Mozzartbet pays with odds of 1.75.

Finally, the least that can be expected from Valencia in their visit to the Wanda Metropolitano is at least one goal scored, so we suggest you focus on the Both Teams to Score bet (gg) with odds of 1.85 at Mozzartbet.

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