Match Preview: Atletico Madrid 3-2 Valencia Prediction and Betting Tips | Spain (LaLiga Santander)

Atletico Madrid – Valencia betting tips for today, April 24, 2019

Kick-off: 18:30 Atletico Madrid – Valencia
Football: Spain – LaLiga Santander
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.44
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 3:2 WON!!!

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A 1-0 win at Eibar last time out gave Atlético Madrid their fourth La Liga (LL) victory in their last five games (W4, L1), and also continued a trend that has seen just one side score in their previous ten league outings (W8, L2). Only three of those games were decided by just a single-goal margin, so a match with another clear winner could be on the cards.
However, nine of those ten fixtures also involved under 2.5 goals, so it will probably come as no surprise that Atlético have registered the second lowest match-goals-per game average in LL (2.1), or that they have recorded a clean sheet in 75% of their home matches this league campaign.
With four wins in their last five LL games (W4, L1), Champions League chasing Valencia are finding form at the right time. However, those victories haven’t been complete walkovers, with three of those four involving both teams scoring.
The visitors have certainly offered entertainment in their recent LL road trips, with a penalty being awarded in each of their last four top-flight away games (W3, L1). Those games have also seen a combined four goals after the 75th minute, as well as two red cards.
Players to watch: Antoine Griezmann has scored in Atlético’s last two home victories, and has 14 LL goals this term.
In-form Gonçalo Guedes netted a brace last time out, bringing his tally to five across his last four competitive appearances for Valencia.
Stat attack: Atlético have been drawing 0-0 at half-time in 50% of their LL home fixtures.
Atlético are yet to see a goal scored in the first 15 minutes of any of their top-flight home matches this term.
Both teams have scored in seven of Valencia’s last nine LL away fixtures.
There’s been under 2.5 goals in four of the last five H2Hs.

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