On Saturday night, Atletico Madrid hosts Valencia at the Estadio Civitas Metropolitano in a potentially massive game for both teams in La Liga.Atletico Madrid form guide
Los Colchoneros have hit a fine run of form lately, as Diego Simeone’s team is unbeaten in 11 games over 90 minutes in all competitions. In their last outing in La Liga, Atletico recorded a 1-0 win at Girona, which means that the men from Madrid have won six of their previous nine matches in the Spanish top flight.
Their last league match followed a low-scoring trend for Atletico of late in La Liga, as six of the last seven La Liga games have produced under 2.5 goals.
Atletico has a strong recent home record in La Liga, as they have won four of their last six La Liga games on home soil and are four games unbeaten at home in the Spanish top-flight.Valencia form guide
Los Che has boosted their survival hopes by winning two of their last three matches in La Liga, including beating Osasuna 1-0 last time out. Despite the recent wins, Ruben Barajas’ team is still in La Liga’s relegation zone courtesy of an inferior head-to-head record to 17th Getafe.
The visitor’s recent matches have been low-scoring fare, with under 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last eight outings in La Liga.
Valencia has been simply woeful on their travels of late, as the visitors are not only winless in their last eight away games in La Liga, but they have also lost their last six away games on the road without scoring.Latest team news
Atletico Madrid will be without Brazilian full-back Reinildo for the rest of the season. Fellow full-back Sergio Reguilon could also miss out through injury. Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech will likely be joined on the sidelines due to injuries by Toni Lato, Gabriel Paulista, Edinson Cavani and Marcos Andre.What am I backing?
Atletico has been in good form of late, and I am backing the home team to record a victory in a low-scoring encounter.