Valencia vs Atl. Madrid PREVIEW & PREDICTION 20/08/2018


For no one is it a secret that the two teams are even in their actions, being feasible that they can be neutralized from the initial stage. For this reason and knowing that the squad “che” is usually strong in Mestalla, we believe that an equality is the most interesting result to bet. Remember that the “colchoneros” know how to stay for a visit thanks to their hierarchy between the lines and the work of Professor Simeone. It paints to be an intense and fought duel in which both paintings can recover from a hypothetical initial disadvantage.


After having placed in the fourth position of the last Santander League, the box “che” will seek to reedit what has been done and get as far as possible in this upcoming Champions League. To achieve this goal, the technician Marcelino continues to be catapulted as one of the best technicians of Spanish football. If it is about figures, the main ones are Rodrigo, Parejo and Kondogbia. That yes, some signings have arrived to boost more to a dapper team and linked to good football (Diakhaby, Racic, Wass and Piccini). For this match, the team is expected to be compact and balanced between the lines, since they can not risk too much. At the front he has a rival of weight who knows what he plays and who can not be left free at any time. Remember that he is still lethal with the balls stopped, but now he has added more pòlvora to his arsenal with the arrival of Lemar.

In matters of friendlies, Valencia has played several times throughout the preseason, achieving the following results in these matches: Victory 1-2 against Galatasaray, draw 0-0 against Lausanne, defeat 2-1 against PSV, 1-1 equality against Leicester, victory 2-3 against Everton and victory 3-0 against Bayer Leverkusen in the official presentation of the team in Mestalla. If we analyze these results, we can conclude that the “che” box has been somewhat irregular in defense. That yes, still has the necessary hierarchy to elaborate a lot and generate different situations of goal.

Atlético de Madrid:

The “colchoneros” played against Real Madrid last Wednesday for the European Super Cup (win 2-4 in overtime after equaling 2-2 in the 90 ‘minutes of play). Now his goal is to start in a good way the Spanish tournament and add at least one point in this presentation. He is still the “Cholo” as a coach, maintaining the base that achieved great things in recent years (Godin, Koke, Gabi, Saul and Griezmann). That yes, some important reinforcements have arrived like Thomas Lemar, Rodri, Jonny, Adam and Gelson Martins. As a visitor in the previous league, the “Atleti” sumò results more than acceptable after winning 11 games, match another 4 and lose the remaining 4 that disputed in this condition (28 goals in favor and 14 against).

Continuing with the analysis you should know that Atlètico de Madrid played some friendlies throughout the summer, getting the following results in these presentations: Draw 1-1 against Arsenal, defeat 3-2 against PSG, equality 1-1 against Stuttgart, victory 0-1 against Cagliari and defeat 0-1 against Inter Milan. For this punctual outing it is expected that Simeone’s boys are balanced in the midfield, trying to counterattack when the situation requires it. As usual, will continue making strong when defending and marking. Do not forget that he has the famous ball stopped to score.

In the last 4 and a half years, Valencia and Atlético de Madrid have met 6 times in Mestalla. The scores of these meetings were as follows: Draw 1-1 in January 2014 for the Copa del Rey, victory 0-1 of Atlético de Madrid in April 2014, win 3-1 of Valencia in October 2014, win 1- 3 of Atlético de Madrid in March 2016, 0-2 victory of Atlético de Madrid in October 2016 and 0-0 draw in September 2017. If we review the statistics and the processing of these games, we can affirm that the box “che “He has had problems to beat the” colchoneros “at home.

PREDICTION: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40