Villarreal v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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These sides have a history of playing out tight, low-scoring games and we think Sunday's encounter at the Estadio de la Ceramica will be no different

On Sunday evening, Atletico Madrid face a Villarreal team that has caused them serious problems in La Liga over the last couple of years.

The Yellow Submarine have won this fixture in each of the previous two campaigns, while Atleti have only managed to score one goal in their last five matches against them.

Latest odds

bet365 offer Diego Simone's men at 21/20 (2.05) to record a victory at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

Villarreal, meanwhile, can be backed at 16/5 (4.20) while the draw is offered at 23/10 (3.30)

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Team news

Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis broke his leg in the Thursday night Europa League win over Lokomotiv Moscow and is out for the remainder of the season.

Diego Costa and Kevin Gameiro both missed the trip to Russia and it remains to be seen whether they are available for Sunday's game.

Villarreal have Bruno Soriano still out, although his midfield partner Javi Fuego could return from an ankle injury.

Goals at a premium at the Estadio de la Ceramica

Villarreal have been a difficult side to predict this season, with Javi Calleja's men struggling for consistency.

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Somehow, however, they always manage to perform against Atletico and meetings between these two sides are tight, well-organized affairs.

This can be seen in the fact that under 1.5 goals has paid out in six of their last eight meetings and a repeat is priced at a tempting 13/8 (2.62).

Tips and predictions

A low-scoring game looks almost guaranteed with under 2.5 goals priced at just 4/7 (1.57), but opposing both teams to score at 3/4 (1.75) looks like a more attractive option.

This selection has paid out in each of Villarreal's last five matches, as well as in nine of Atleti's last 12 games.

Furthermore, this has also proved a winning bet in ten of the last 12 meetings between the two teams. 

Prices correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score 'no' at 3/4 (1.75) with bet365 for a 1.5pt stake

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