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Betting Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Valencia: Bank on Los Colchoneros to avoid defeat in the Spanish capital

15:49 BST 23/04/2019
Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid 2018-19
A cagey affair is expected when both La Liga giants meet, as has been the case in several previous outings

Athletic Madrid welcome Valencia to Wanda Metropolitano in Wednesday’s La Liga clash.

Los Rojiblancos have been impressive at home lately, winning their last five matches. They are also undefeated in their eight previous head-to-head meetings against Los Che, winning five.

The 10-time La Liga champions will have to be at their best to clinch all three points in this encounter which is priced at (1.85) odds with Bet365.

Marcelino’s men have suffered only one defeat in their previous 22 games in all competitions (W14 D7). They have won four consecutive matches and will hope to extend their winning streak, which is valued at (4.50) odds with the same bet firm.

Two of the last three league outings between Atleti and Valencia have ended in a tie, including the 1-1 draw at the Mestalla earlier this season. A similar outcome is offered at (3.30) according to the bookies.

Diego Simeone's side should be capable of avoiding defeat in this encounter. They have lost only once and recorded 12 clean sheets out of 16 La Liga games played on home soil.

Los Che have scored an average of 1.15 goals per game and both teams have scored in seven of their last nine away league matches. Eight goals have been scored in the last five head-to-head meetings between these two and none of those games produced three goals or more.

Staking on this outing to produce three goals or less with the hosts avoiding defeat is offered at (1.50) odds with Bet365. This market has paid out in seven of the previous eight league meetings

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