On the upcoming Sunday Atletico Madrid will host Valencia at their home ground within the 26th round of Primera. Few years ago, this would have been the central match of the round, but currently Valencia are going through hard times and Atletico can hardly fight for the title of the champion of Spain. The gap between the Mattressers and Barcelona is too big. Bookmakers consider the future hosts clear favorites of the encounter in this pair, and one may agree with such action line.
Atletico have a downturn once again. The team didn’t win once within the last two matches having an away draw with Deportivo and losing a very important match against Barcelona with a score of 1:2. The team from Madrid is on the fourth position in the tournament table of Primera. The Mattressers have 46 points in the asset. There is a significant handicap even from the third position, where Sevilla are situated – 9 points.
Valencia have been completely failing this season. It’s a good thing the team doesn’t fight for survival. After 25 played rounds, the Bats have 29 points in the asset and the 12th spot in the peloton. The gap from the Europa League zone is 13 points. The future guests have had 13 away matches this season within the championship of Spain, in which they managed to win thrice with three draws and seven defeats.
Atletico are fighting for a spot in the Champions League zone, with Real Sociedad and Villarreal on their tail, who also would like to participate in the qualification of the Champions League. Valencia are currently in a state, in which they probably can’t oppose the team from the capital of Spain.
Prediction for the match: Atletico to win.