With both teams placed mid-table Valencia and Atletico Madrid have a chance to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in the La Liga. Valencia lay claim to a ranking of 10th in the La Liga on 16 points after playing 12 matches. The difference to Atletico Madrid is 6 points, which leaves the latter ranked as number 4 in the table from 11 rounds. With 2 defeats in the last 6 games, there is room to improve for Valencia before their next assignment on home soil. Otherwise, they could be in for another disappointment on Sunday against Atletico Madrid. Valencia enter their next La Liga match averaging a decent 1.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 16 goals, while also conceding 16 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Ahead of their upcoming La Liga match, Atletico Madrid have an ample average of 1.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 16 goals, while also conceding 9 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.9 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
Facts and figures for Valencia vs Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
- Valencia unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Valencia scored the last 17 matches in a row at home;
- Valencia scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Valencia conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches.
- Atletico Madrid unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Atletico Madrid scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Atletico Madrid's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Atletico Madrid's last 2 of 4 matches.
Current form — Valencia v. Atletico Madrid
Valencia hope to boost points tally.
One can't really point a finger on the results for Valencia in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. Valencia have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Mallorca brought a 2-2 draw, which was followed by a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Real Betis. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Villarreal by 2-0.
Atletico Madrid in nice flow
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Atletico Madrid who have performed more or less according to expectations. Atletico Madrid have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 2-2 draw with Levante, before claiming 3 points in a 3-0 win against Real Betis. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
According to the bookmakers, Atletico Madrid are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 1.95 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 51% chance of beating Valencia. Placing your bet on Valencia, the best price at the time of writing lies at 4.50.
Valencia v. Atletico Madrid — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Atletico Madrid came away as winners back in January 2021 in a match in the La Liga. Valencia have been able to win 0% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Atletico Madrid in the La Liga. In other words, they have a 0-4-6 recent record, with the latter winning 60% of the matches. Atletico Madrid have had the upper hand against Valencia in their 10 most recent matches. They will look to assert their dominance once again this coming Sunday.
Current standings in the La Liga
Looking at the current La Liga standings, Valencia and Atletico Madrid are currently 6 points and 6 places apart. Atletico Madrid will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Valencia this coming Sunday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Valencia will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Valencia and Atletico Madrid.
Top scorers markets
Jose Gaya has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. Valencia will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against Atletico Madrid. The visitors are surely hoping Luis Suarez adds another to his current total. With 6 goals in the last six matches, Luis Suarez boasts a decent goal to games ratio.