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Villarreal vs Atl. Madrid Prediction & Betting tips
The top match in La Liga takes place this weekend in Villarreal, where the yellow submarine meets the guests of Atletico Madrid. The Madrilenians are still clinging to the last straw, the eight points behind leaders FC Barcelona to catch up on the remaining ten matchdays yet. Of course, this is not very likely, but in football is not impossible in football. Villarreal, on the other hand, wants to return to the Europa League next season, but still needs one or two points.
Villarreal have six wins, six wins, five draws and ten defeats at the Europa League qualifying place after 28 match days. However, at the end of the season he will turn into a direct Europa League place when Barcelona win the Copa del Rey final against Sevilla or when Sevilla take the trophy and do not slip into sixth place in the table. Villarreal’s seventh-place finish in fifth place is just one point, as is Girona’s seventh place. After two to zero defeats in a row at Eibar and against Girona Villarreal could win on the final day in relegation candidate Las Palmas 2-0. At home, the yellow submarine is not quite as strong. Villarreal’s record-breaking domestic winners Estadio de la Ceramica are now home to seven wins, two draws and four defeats, but have now won just over half of their home games, putting them in tenth place in the home table. Villarreal have lost two of their last three home games.
Villarreal, on the other hand, lost to their opponent Atletico Madrid. In the last five direct duels with the Rojiblancos Villarreal went out three times as a winner, twice the two clubs shared the points. At home Villarreal won their last two games against Atletico Madrid 1-0 and 3-0 and thus conceded without conceding. Since February this year, Villarreal’s achievements have been mixed. In nine competitive games since February, there were six defeats and only two wins and a draw. Two of these bankruptcies conceded Villarreal in the Europa League, in which the yellow submarine failed in the semifinals to Olympique Lyon.
Speaking of the Europa League: In this competition, Atletico Madrid qualified only on Thursday for the quarter-finals, where the Madrid will meet on Sporting Lisbon. After Atletico Madrid won the first leg against Lokomotiv Moscow at home with 3: 0 at home, Atleti put it in the second leg in cold Russia on it and won 5: 1. Atletico Madrid is at the top of the betting market when it comes to winning the Europa League. What was particularly noticeable in the second leg in Moscow, were the many own hits. While Atletico Madrid is known to like to bring a 1-0 over time, Griezmann and Co. last produced goals on the assembly line. Excluding the 1-0 defeat at FC Barcelona in early March, Atletico Madrid scored twenty goals in its last five competitive games. Among them was a 5-2 at Sevilla FC, which recently qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
But back to the bankruptcy in Barcelona. It was the only defeat for Atletico Madrid in their last twelve competitive matches. The remaining eleven games have Atletico Madrid won all. In the table, the Rojiblancos Barca had to move away and are now with eight points behind the Catalans in second place. In theory, the championship is possible with ten remaining matchdays, but the only question is, where Barcelona should leave so many points. Atletico Madrid itself can not do much more than win its matches and maybe put some pressure on Barca. Away from home, Atletico Madrid have a record of nine wins, three draws and two defeats in La Liga at 24-8.
Villarreal vs Atl. Madrid head to head matches
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
21.02.16 LL Atl. Madrid Villarreal 0 : 0
26.09.15 LL Villarreal Atl. Madrid 1 : 0