On Sunday night, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal go head-to-head at the Estadio Civitas Metropolitano as the home side look to get back to winning ways in La Liga.Atletico Madrid form guide
The team from the Spanish capital got back to winning ways last time out with a midweek 6-0 victory over Celtic in the Champions League. The win got Los Colchoneros back to winning ways after Diego Simeone’s team suffered a 2-1 defeat at Las Palmas.
The defeat ended a six-game winning run for the men from Madrid in La Liga, having scored at least two goals in each of the six victories. The recent winning run has Atletico in fourth place in the table, six points off the top of the table.
Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last 16 home games in La Liga, having recorded 15 victories in the stellar run. Los Colchoneros have also scored at least two goals in their previous 13 home games in the Spanish top flight.Villarreal form guide
The Yellow Submarine is currently in 13th place in the table after picking up 13 points from as many games in the Spanish top flight this season. A 2-1 win at Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League last time out means that Pacheta’s team has won three of their previous four games in all competitions while also scoring at least two goals in their last four outings.
Despite the recent decent record, the visitors have won just one of their previous seven games in the Spanish top flight. They have also conceded at least two goals in three of their last four matches in La Liga.
Villarreal’s recent away record could not be more inconsistent, as they have won two, drawn two and lost two of their previous six league matches.What am I backing?
Atletico Madrid has a strong recent home record in La Liga, and I am backing Simeone’s team to extend their recent good form in front of their own fans with another win.