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Atl. Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction & Betting tips
This weekend, La Liga is once again hosting numerous duels. This is partly because the Spanish league is particularly balanced this season and there are smaller and bigger surprises every game day. On Sunday afternoon, spectators at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano can look forward to an exciting match between Atletico Madrid and Villarreal. A tip on a surprise win by Villarreal is currently rewarded in the top with odds of up to 7.00 by the bookies.
Both teams were on the international stage this week. The Rojiblancos showed a strong performance in the home game against Juventus. Due to the deserved 2-0 success, the squad of Diego Simeone is almost already with more than one leg in the quarterfinals. In the Spanish league, Atletico Madrid is determined to make another victory in order to be able to intervene in the title fight in case of a possible slip-up from Barcelona. Villarreal made it through the draw in the second leg in the second leg against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. But despite all the joy Villarreal must now quickly focus on the next task in the Spanish league. After all, the yellow submarines are still on a relegation spot in recent weeks despite rising form. At the upcoming showdown between Atletico Madrid and Villarreal, the hosts are slightly ahead in our forecast. In the further course, we will now discuss the reasons for our assessment.
Atletico Madrid has regularly been one of the best club teams in recent years, both nationally and at European level. This successful time is closely linked to Diego Simeone and accordingly pleased the supporters were last on the contract extension with the Argentine head coach. In the Champions League Atletico Madrid completed on Wednesday his first knockout round match against Juventus. Here were the Rojiblancos over long stretches of the game the much better team. Therefore, the 2-0 home win with goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin was definitely well deserved. However, despite all the joy, Atletico Madrid is not through yet and will have to perform well in the return leg in about three weeks.
In the meantime, Atletico Madrid needs to pay attention to the upcoming tasks in La Liga. Here are the Rojiblancos after a slip-up from city rivals Real Madrid back to second place in the table. However, the gap to leaders Barcelona remains seven points. For this reason, the Rojiblancos should no longer be naked to attack properly in case of a slip-up of the defending champion. In the last three games, however, Atletico Madrid’s return was not masterful with two defeats and one win. But at least the Rojiblancos found themselves back on track last weekend after defeats at Betis Sevilla and at home against Real Madrid.
At Rayo Vallecano Atletico Madrid also showed no splendor and sat down in the end only thanks to a goal by Antoine Griezmann just 1: 0 by. At home in Wanda Metroloplitano, Atletico Madrid are a force and remained unbeaten except for the bitter defeat in the derby madrileno.
For the club Villarreal CF it is running really well in the Europa League. This was confirmed once more on Thursday evening. Here Villarreal had in the second leg of the sixteenth final Sporting Lisbon as a guest. In the first leg, the submarines made a good starting position in the Portuguese capital with a 1-0 win. Nevertheless, the team of coach Calleja had to throw in the second leg again quite a bit to make in the end by a 1-1 draw the final round of the last round final perfect.
In the Spanish league, however, it is bad for Villarreal, which is also after the 23rd matchday on a relegation zone. Due to the catastrophic development Calleja had to vacate his place for Luis Garcia during this season. But under the new coach, the shape curve in the submarines did not continue to show up. This led to a curious role backwards for those responsible in the club. After only 50 days Luis Garcia had to pack his bags again and Villarreal installed his predecessor Calleja again. In the second attempt, Villarreal has done much better so far.
Finally, after the second acquisition by Calleja in the previous three league games, there were two draws and one victory. Here Villarreal initially gave in a home game against Espanyol Barcelona a 2-0 lead from the hand and came at the final whistle not a 2-2 draw out. In the subsequent away game in newly promoted Real Valladolid the submarines did not convince in the offensive, but this held the defense and so there was at least a goalless draw.
Villarreal made a big stand out last weekend when they landed a clear 3-0 home victory against Sevilla in a home game. In the duel against the Andalusians could register with Gonzalez, Ekambi and Pedraza equal to three different players as scorers. In the tough away game at second-placed Atletico Madrid, the coach is probably all players apart from the injured Daniel Bonera available.
Atl. Madrid vs Villarreal head to head matches
20.10.18 LL Villarreal Atl. Madrid 1 : 1
18.03.18 LL Villarreal Atl. Madrid 2 : 1
28.10.17 LL Atl. Madrid Villarreal 1 : 1
25.04.17 LL Atl. Madrid Villarreal 0 : 1
12.12.16 LL Villarreal Atl. Madrid 3 : 0