Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Preview, Lineups & Betting Tips
Three days after another tremendous success against Lokomotiv in Russian capital Moscow, Atletico Madrid will head to Villarreal for a La Liga clash against the local club. Inspired by the 11 wins in their last 12 competitive fixtures, Atleti looks determined to achieve another victory before the international break.
Our betting experts recommend betting on the away side – Atletico Madrid to win in Villarreal. Cholo Simeone rotated part of the squad in Moscow but Los Colchoneros looked strong enough, even with some “B” players, who may even claim more first-team football thanks to their brilliant efforts lately. Moreover, Antoine Griezmann is in a superb form, scoring 11 times in his last 9 appearances.
The Yellow Submarine is sixth in the La Liga standings and hosts have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions, including a Europa League elimination from the French Olympique Lyon. Apparently they are not in optimal form but have avoided to lose from Atleti in any of the last five encounters between both sides – 3 wins and 2 draws. Atletico Madrid’s most recent victory over Villarreal is almost 3 years ago, April 2015, when they’ve won 1-0 in Villarreal. Maybe it’s finally time for ending of that negative streak?
Find out the possible starting lineups of Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, as well as our betting prediction with the highest betting odds available on the selected market.
Possible Starting Lineups of Villarreal and Atletico Madrid
Venue: “Estadio de la Cerámica”, Villarreal.
Referee: David Fernandez Borbalan.
Villarreal CF: Sergio Asenjo – Jaume Costa, Víctor Ruiz, Alvaro Gonzalez, Mario Gaspar – Roberto Soriano, Rodri, Manu Trigueros – Pablo Fornals – Nicola Sansone, Carlos Bacca. (4-3-1-2)
Missing players – Andres Fernandez, Ruben Semedo, Ramiro Guerra and Bruno Soriano are all injured.
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak – Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Sime Vrsaljko – Vitolo, Thomas Partey, Saúl Ñíguez, Koke – Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa. (4-4-2)
Missing players – Stefan Savic, Filipe Luís and Kevin Gameiro are injured.