Atletico Madrid vs Valencia (Sunday, 20:00)
Atletico Madrid’s charge for the title is gathering pace and they will be targeting another victory when Valencia come to the capital on Sunday night.
Diego Simeone’s side have won their last six league matches to surge seven points clear of city rivals Real Madrid at the summit of the standings.
Last time out a last-gasp Luis Suarez penalty edged out lowly Eibar, on a night where Atleti took another significant stride towards a first Spanish title since 2014.
Next up for Simeone and Co is a capital clash with a Valencia side who are perched just three points above the La Liga basement zone.
I backed an Atletico Madrid win and under five match goals at Eibar on Thursday night but the same combination looks too short to side with here at a general 8/13.
Therefore I’ll head to Bet 365’s Bet Builder market to get a bigger price and combine Atletico Madrid to win, under five match goals and over one card in the second half of the match, a nice looking 10/11 play.
Simeone’s side have been their typically stubborn selves this season – six of their eight home wins this term have been to nil and they have conceded just seven league goals all season.
When digging slightly deeper it can be seen that the Atletico Madrid win and under five match goal combo has clicked in 13/14 Atleti La Liga victories this season so I’m more than happy to support the same formula on Sunday night.
Valencia have won just 4/19 Spanish top-flight assignments this season and I suspect the men from the Mestalla will become the latest victims of Simeone’s well-oiled machine.
Both sides are averaging well over two cards per game this term and referee Ricardo de Burgos is averaging a whopping 5.33 cautions per 90 minutes this season.
With that in mind, I’m happy to add over one second-half booking to boost up the price on the Bet Builder, but it’s also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination has clicked in 12/14 Atletico Madrid La Liga triumphs this term.
- Atletico Madrid To Win, Under 5 match Goals & Over 1 Card in the 2nd Half – Bet Builder – 10/11 (Bet 365)