Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview & Prediction

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Valencia vs Atletico Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two sides who have struggled in recent games meet.

by Mark Sochon – @marksoc1

Valencia vs Atletico Madrid predictions

Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Valencia and Atletico Madrid clash in a heavyweight Friday night showdown in La Liga this week. Neither side has looked at all convincing in recent matches and both coaches could really do with a result here with a bit of pressure starting to build on both Albert Celades and Diego Simeone.

Los Che head into this following a 3-0 defeat at Getafe, in what was easily their worst performance of the season. They were second best in every department last weekend as Valencia lost ground on one of their main rivals for Champions League qualification. They face another one of them here and for the first time in many years there are genuine doubts as to whether or not Atleti will make the top four.

Atletico Madrid did at least put three points on the board last time out, although it came courtesy of an unconvincing 1-0 home win against Granada. Angel Correa’s goal is the only one an Atleti player has scored in their last four games in La Liga. They head into this game with three injured strikers and an average of just 1 goal per game this season in the Spanish top flight.

Valencia have selection problems of their own in the final third and may use Goncalo Guedes as a makeshift forward here. They can at least take confidence from an unbeaten home league record this term though with only Real Madrid and Barcelona having picked up more points on their own patch than Los Che.

Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-0 Valencia

Atletico Madrid really don’t convince right now and they are not playing anywhere near well enough to suggest they will come to Mestalla and end Valencia’s unbeaten home league record. Los Che were so bad at Getafe last time out that there just has to be a response here and they have shown they are a team that can put in a performance when it matters in a big game as their recent home win over Barcelona proved. 

The hosts should edge this but it may not live up to its billing as a rare Friday night glamour fixture.

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Valencia vs Atletico Madrid H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Atleti Wins, 3 Draws.
  • The sides drew 1-1 in Madrid earlier this season.
  • Valencia haven’t beaten Atleti since a 3-1 win at Mestalla in October 2014.
  • Atleti have won 2 and drawn 2 on this ground since then.

Predicted Line Ups

Valencia Team:

Jaume – Costa, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Wass – Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia, Ferran – Guedes, Maxi Gomez (4-4-2)

Atleti Team:

Oblak – Lodi, Felipe, Savic, Arias – Saul, Thomas, Llorente, Koke – Vitolo, Correa (4-4-2)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at)

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