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Valencia vs Atletico Madrid 02/14/2020 Soccer Preview, Predictions and Betting Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid 02/14/2020 – La Liga’s Matchday 24 is set to start on Valentine’s at the Mestalla Stadium with Valencia facing off against Atletico Madrid. Valencia is looking for the win against Atletico since it will propel them to fourth place in the table. The two teams are battling for positioning which could decide if they are in the Champions League or in the Europa League next season. According to Online Sportsbook, Atletico Madrid is expected to win this match albeit a close one.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid 02/14/2020
Valencia had their two-game winning streak snapped last week against Getafe after suffering a 3-0 defeat. The team played poorly as they were only able to take five shots in total for the game while allowing 22. Valencia had no shots on target plus they were down to 10 men in the 78th minute following Alessandro Florenzi’s red card. It was 0-0 in the first half but Valencia allowed Getafe to score in the 58th, 67th and 87th minute to make the final score 3-0. Valencia was on a roll after big wins over Barcelona and Celta Vigo but they came back to Earth quickly. It should be noted that Valencia has not defeated Atletico Madrid since October 2014.
Players to Watch: Maxi Gomez (9 goals, 1 assist), Daniel Parejo (6 G, 2 A), Ferran Torres (4 G, 4 A), Rodrigo (2 G, 7 A), Daniel Wass (4 G, 4 A), Kevin Gameiro (4 G, 1 A).
Atletico Madrid is coming off a hard-fought 1-0 win over Granada CF last week. Angel Correa scored the lone goal in the sixth minute with Atletico using their defensive tactics to prevent Granada from scoring the equalizer. Granada had more shots on target with 10 compared to Atletico’s six. But Atletico was surely looking to add to their lead with six shots and six offside calls on the attack. The win ended Atletico’s three-game winless streak as they try to maintain their position in the table to qualify for next season’s Champions League. It should be noted that Atletico has not lost to Valencia in their last 10 matchups.
Players to Watch: Alvaro Morata (7 G, 1 A), Angel Correa (4 G, 5 A), Kieran Trippier (3 A), Renan Lodi (1 G, 2 A), Vitolo (2 G, 1 A), Koke (1 G, 2 A).
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Betting Numbers
Matchday 24 of the La Liga kicks off with Atletico Madrid visiting Valencia. Atletico heads into the game after ending their three-game winless streak while Valencia wants to get back on the winning. Atletico is too talented to lose and they should get it going against Valencia. It is why they are slightly favored by the Best Sports Betting Websites to win at the Mestalla Stadium.
Moneyline: The safer option is to bet on Atletico since they have the better team and they have the -+146 moneyline. On the other hand, a Valencia victory has a +226 moneyline while a draw has +212.
Score Prediction: Atletico wins their second league game in a row, 2-1.