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BetKing Preview: Valencia v Atletico Madrid: Stake on Diego Simeone’s men to win to nil

11:05 BST 19/08/2018
Diego Simeone Atletico de Madrid Europa League
Atleti have maintained a compact defence over the years and punters can benefit immensely backing them to win without conceding against Los Che

Atletico Madrid make a trip to Estadio de Mestalla to face Valencia in their opening La Liga game on Monday evening.

The reigning Europa League champions defeated rivals Real Madrid 4-2 to clinch the Uefa Super Cup in a way that will send chills down the spine of their other competitors in the domestic league.

Having lost the La Liga title to Real last season - finishing as runners-up - they have fortified their squad to increase their chances of nicking the diadem this time with the signing of Thomas Lemar, Gelson Martins, Santiago Arias and Nikola Kalinic among others.

Given that they have won five of their last six meetings with their hosts, coupled with their present form, they stand a better chance of securing yet another win at odds of (2.50) according to BetKing.

Both sides cancelling each other out is available at a juicy (3.15) with the same betting firm.

Valencia fought hard to secure a Champions League spot last term finishing in fourth place and will be aiming to repeat the feat this season.

Although they enjoyed a good outing in their last pre-season game against Bayer Leverkusen, thrashing the Bundesliga side 3-0, they will have a huge task here to nick the maximum points and have been tagged as slight underdogs at odds of (3.00).

Atleti's solidity in defence can only be rivalled by a few in the Spanish top-flight and having conceded only once in their previous five meetings with Los Che, punters who are bold can back them to win to nil at a rewarding offer of (3.83) with BetKing.