Atletico Madrid v Valencia 20:00 Sun
Valencia’s trip to the Stadium Vicente Caldéron is one of the most promising fixtures this weekend with Bet365 predicting a draw between two sides hoping to secure a European spot after the top two staples of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
3rd place Valencia edged a tight 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture in September and will be hoping they can do the same on the road against 7th place Atlético.
What makes this fixture all the more exciting is that Valencia are losing their good form precisely when Atlético look to be gaining momentum, meaning the scales could soon tip in the favour of whoever wins this match.
Valencia started the season brightly but have started to choke since the winter break and are now without a win in four games.
Atlético on the other hand have won three on the trot, two of which were away from home and if they are realistic in their chase for a European spot, they’ll need to walk away from this weekend’s match with points under their belt.
Los Indios will also know that behind league leaders Barcelona and bitter rivals Real Madrid, Atletico are the 3rd best attacking team in this season’s Primera Liga, with Radamel Falcao contributing hugely in his debut season at the club with 17 goals in all competitions.
Valencia have accumulated decent statistics of their own however and can boast that they are the third most effective team this campaign in both attacking and defending, when playing away from home.
This epic is a matchup that will be extremely difficult to call until the game gets underway as Valencia seek to get their season back on track against the upsurging Atlético Madrid.