Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The La Liga match at The Estadio de Mestalla on Saturday will see home side Valencia go up against Atlético Madrid.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Valencia v Atlético Madrid can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Valencia won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 1-0 La Liga loss in their previous game against Alaves.
In that match, Valencia managed 61% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Valencia was Cenk Özkaçar (6' Own goal). On the other side, Alaves had 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Valencia haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Valencia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 7 goals along the way.
Ahead of this clash, Valencia have not beaten Atlético Madrid in their previous 17 league matches. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
Atlético Madrid head into the meeting after a 0-7 La Liga win in the defeat of Rayo Vallecano in their most recent outing.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 44% possession and 17 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For Atlético Madrid, the goalscorers were Antoine Griezmann (2'), Memphis Depay (16'), Nahuel Molina (36'), Álvaro Morata (73', 84'), Ángel Correa (79') and Marcos Llorente (86'). At the other end, Rayo Vallecano got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Atlético Madrid, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match during that spell is 4, with the average number of goals for Atlético Madrid coming out as 2.83. Having said that, we must now wait to see whether such a trend will continue on in this match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Atlético Madrid:
- haven't been defeated by Valencia when they have played them away from home in the previous 8 league matches. An fantastic away run.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs going back to 28/11/2020 shows that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Valencia. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever while Atlético Madrid have been superior, winning in 83% of those match-ups.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Los Che and 14 netted by Atleti. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 26 on 18/03/2023 which ended up with the score at Atlético Madrid 3-0 Valencia.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 56% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Antoine Griezmann (23'), Yannick Carrasco (49') and Thomas Lemar (67').
For their opponents, Valencia got 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was José Luis Munuera Montero.
Team News: Valencia
There’s just the lone fitness concern for the Valencia gaffer Rubén Baraja to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group of players. Alberto Marí (Groin Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from, the Atlético Madrid boss Diego Simeone has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that Valencia could find themselves struggling to breach the defence of this Atlético Madrid lineup who will likely score one, at least.
We therefore see a very even contest with a 0-1 victory for Atlético Madrid when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio de Mestalla (49,430)
Captain: José Gayà
Chairman: Layhoon Chan
Manager: Rubén Baraja
Competitions: La Liga position 11