League: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 22
Match: 20:45 Atletico Madrid – Valencia
Prediction: Home Win
Average odds: 1.57
Bookmaker: bwin
Result: 1:0 WIN!!!


La Liga’s número dos, Atletico Madrid, welcome número tres, Valencia, for this top match at the Wanda Metropolitano. Although starting the new year in style (W4, D1, L0), Valencia have seen a turn in form and come into this match with three straight losses in all competitions.
Atletico have recently lost to Sevilla on two occasions in Copa del Rey, but their form in La Liga have been on point lately. With three wins and one draw in four they have increased their distance to chasing teams like Valencia and Real Madrid.
Valencia have failed to beat Atletico on the last six occasions (W0, L4, D2). In Madrid, it looks even worse – eight games have passed without a Valencia win (W0, L5, D3).
With the final stages of season fast approaching there are no break in the waves of matches. \”We\’re still competing in two competitions and we\’re going to keep on fighting until the end\”, Antoine Griezmann said.
Players to watch: Since Valencia\’s top scorer Simone Zaza has seemingly stopped scoring (his last goal was on Dec 9), their fans may now look to Santi Mina for goals instead. The young Spaniard have netted in three games in a row.
As usual, Los Rojiblancos puts their faith in top scorer Griezmann to deliver yet again (three goals in three games).
Stat attack: With seasonal awards in both La Liga and the Champions League for the last two years, Slovenian keeper Jan Oblak is enjoying yet another excellent campaign. Thirteen clean sheets so far is a LL high.
Valencia players have been shown the yellow card 71 times this season, which is second ‘best’ in LL (Getafe 73).
The last ten head to head games have seen 23 goals (2.3 on average), and the last five have seen 20 yellow cards (4 on average) and one red.