Atlético Madrid and Valencia meet at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, in a match for the 34 th round of the First Division. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 08-20-2018, the two teams tied (1-1). The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which has registered 5 wins and 2 draws in the last 7 games. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
After 20 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 68 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Eibar by (0-1), after in the previous match they have won (2-0) at home, against Celta de Vigo. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 9 conceded. For the championship, Atlético Madrid won 25 points out of 30 possible points, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 16 matches). Their defense has been very strong, having only scored goals in 2 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 16 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 33 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Atlético de Madrid came into this match with a 0-1 victory in the Eibar field trip, thus adding the second consecutive win in this Spanish championship: the only goal of the team was scored by Lemar. In this game against Valencia, a team that is going through a good moment of form, coach Diego Simeone must act in the usual tactical system, that is, 4-4-2, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks: Koke He is the great organizer of the offensive process. The Frenchman Antoine Griezmann is the scorer of this Atlético de Madrid, with 14 goals scored. For this game the Argentine coach can not count on Diego Costa, suspended, as well as Stefan Savic, for physical problems.
The away team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 52 points won, after 12 wins, 16 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Levante, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Real Betis, by (1-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 11 victories and 4 draws in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches Valencia has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 10 of the last 16 they played there were less than 3 goals. In 33 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of their 9 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
The Valencia party for this game with a victory, 1-2, in the move to the arena of Real Betis, in a game in which Gonçalo Guedes shone, to score the two goals of the team. For playing against Atlético de Madrid, coach Marcelino Toral must act with a defensive strategy, looking only for the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. It is important to underline that the visitors have competition in the fast transitions: Guedes is very fast and eximio in the transport of the ball towards the attack. Captain Dani Parejo is the best scorer of Valencia, with 8 goals scored. Out of this game for physical problems will be Domenech, Kondogbia and Piccini.