Betting Preview: Atletico Madrid v Valencia: Back a first half stalemate

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Both sides have not been at their best in front of goal lately and this might continue in the Spanish capital

Atletico Madrid entertain Valencia at Wanda Metropolitano for their Spanish Primera Division encounter on Sunday.

Los Rojiblancos will look to reduce the gap on league leaders, Barcelona who are 11 points above them. They will also be wary of their closest rivals, Valencia, who are just a point adrift of them. As a result of this, they will be leaving no stone unturned in their quest to pick maximum points.

This should not be a difficult task for them to achieve having won four of their previous five meetings with their visitors.

Diego Costa Atletico Madrid

Besides, they are unbeaten in their last two home games and it is looking good for them to cruise past the Mestalla outfit at the price of (1.45) with Bet365.

Both sides have met 53 times and 15 ended in a stalemate. The same betting firm is offering odds of (4.33) for the game to end in a no-winner, no-vanquish situation.

Marcelino Garcia Toral’s charges are not having th best of times after two straight loses, though these came against heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The last time Los Che won against Atleti was back in 2014 and for them to repeat a similar feat here, they will have to defy the odds of (7.50).

Atletico Madrid v Valencia

The 10-time league champions have not tasted defeat in their last six meetings with their visitors and the bookies are offering (1.10) for them to avoid defeat in the duel.

The Oranges have scored in eight of their last nine outings in all competitions while Atletico have not failed to find the net in their last nine engagements, as such, punters can back both sides to score at odds of (1.90) in the tie.

Three of the previous four meetings between Atleti and Valencia has seen the first half end in stalemate and Bet365 is quoting (2.37) for that period to end that way again.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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