Villarreal - Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: Why the visitors should be backed to score twice

Our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, explains why the price of 23/20 on offer for Diego Simeone's men to score over 1.5 goals is too good to turn down on Sunday evening
Without doubt the game of the weekend in La Liga is at El Madrigal on Sunday night as second-placed Atletico travel to Villarreal, who are in fourth.

Both sides have made starts to the season which would have wildly exceeded all expectations, with Atleti winning 11 out of 12 matches and the Yellow Submarine pushing for a Champions League spot having only just returned to the top flight.

It should be a real test for both sides with Coral pricing a home win at 12/5 (3.40) while Atletico can be backed at 11/10 (2.10).

Having beaten Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and come away from Camp Nou with a draw in the Supercopa, Atletico will have little fear in visiting El Madrigal and the secret of Los Rojiblancos' success is just how effectively they play as a unit.

Diego Costa, fresh from his call up to the Spain national team, is the league's top scorer and his goals are helping to make Atletico genuine title contenders.

Backing the visitors in some way has to be the best option for punters on Sunday and Diego Simeone's men are offered at an eye-catching 23/20 (2.15) to score over 1.5 goals.

This price is too big considering the fact that this bet has paid out in 12 out of Atletico's last 14 matches in all competitions. Villarreal's defence has been adequate but far from rock solid, with the likes of Almeria, Getafe and Athletic Bilbao all scoring two goals against them.

Atletico are in rampant form and are more than capable of scoring twice, making this bet one of the best of the weekend in Spain.

Atletico Madrid to score over 1.5 goals at 23/20 (2.15) for a 1pt stake with Coral

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