Relegation-struggling Pucela will meet Colchoneros on Saturday night at Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid will look to get back on track in Spain’s top division when they host Real Valladolid at Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening. Diego Simeone’s team is presently fourth in La Liga, with 28 points from the first 17 games of the season, while Real Valladolid is 17th, just one point above the bottom three.

This season, it doesn’t look like Atletico Madrid will be in the running for the La Liga title. The Red and Whites are currently in fourth place with 28 points, 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, who have a game in hand.

Atletico finished last in their Champions League group, so they won’t be playing in Europe in the second half of the season. The Copa del Rey is their only realistic chance at a trophy, and they moved on to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 win at Levante on Wednesday night. The goals were scored by Alvaro Morata and Marcos Llorente, and Madrid won easily. However, they have only won one of their last six league games, which they split with Almeria last weekend.

Simeone’s team lost their last league game at Wanda Metropolitano by a score of 1-0 to Barcelona. They haven’t been very good at home this season, getting just 11 points from eight games. Real Valladolid, on the other hand, has the third-worst away record in Spain’s top league this season, with just four points from eight games and five goals.

Real Valladolid has lost their previous four matches in all competitions and has not won in the competition since November 5, which is concerning at this point in the season. They are 17th in the table, one point ahead of Cadiz, after five wins, two draws, and 10 losses in 17 matches.
Sevilla is 19th and Valencia is 12th, so the battle at the bottom of the table might be exciting.

Kick-off: 11:00 pm (IST), 5:30 pm (GMT)

Atletico Madrid form (all competitions): W-W-W-L-D-W

Real Valladolid form (all competitions): L-W-L-L-L-L

Players to Watch

Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann

The French international’s experience is one of the few positives Atletico Madrid has had this year, and he is the guy to watch when they face Real Valladolid next. The most dangerous attacking player on this Atletico Madrid squad is Antoine Griezmann, who has five goals and five assists in La Liga so far in this.

Real Valladolid

Oscar Plano

Oscar Plano is a Spanish attacking midfielder who has been a member of the club for like 4 years for Real Valladolid. Plano joined Real Valladolid in the 2018-2019 season from Huesca, and since then he has been a crucial player for the squad, noted for his strong talents, goal-scoring ability and work rate.

Match Facts

  • In their previous 12 encounters with Valladolid, the hosts are undefeated and have won 11 of them. In their past four home meetings against Valladolid in all competitions, Atletico has preserved a clean sheet.
  • In each of their previous four La Liga losses, Valladolid failed to score.
  • Valladolid has the third-worst offensive record in La Liga, while the hosts have the third-best defensive record.

Injury and Team News

Stefan Savic, who was missing in the league game against Almeria due to a suspension, will rejoin Atletico. After his red card against Almeria, Sergio Reguilon is suspended for this match, and Jose Gimenez and Yannick Carrasco are anticipated to miss again due to injuries.

Real Valladolid will be without Monchu, who was sent off against Rayo, and Sergio Escudero due to a muscle injury. Due to his injury, Kenedy is a significant doubt.

Head-to-Head stats

The two teams have crossed paths 96 times across competitions since their first meeting in 1948. The hosts lead 56-21.

Matches Played – 96

Atletico Madrid – 56

Real Valladolid – 21

Draws – 19

Predicted lineup

Atletico Madrid predicted lineup:
Oblak; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Reinildo; Llorente, De Paul, Koke, Correa; Griezmann, Morata

Real Valladolid predicted lineup:
Masip; Fresneda, Joaquin, J Sanchez, Rosa; Malsa, Aguado, Perez; Plata, Guardiola, Plano

Prediction


Real Valladolid has a bad away record, but Atletico Madrid is a difficult side to back right now with any real confidence. They have also had trouble at home this season. As a consequence, we are betting on Simeone’s team to win, although by the slimmest of margins, in front of their own fans.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Valladolid

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