Match Time :2/15/2020 04:00 Saturday（GMT+8）
Valencia: Back-to-back losses (Recent Form: LLWDWW)
Valencia are on 7th place in La Liga with 37 points. ‘Los Che’ are in average shape – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses in last 5 matches across all competitions. Valencia take on Atletico on Friday at Mestalla. “It's a very difficult fixture, against one of the biggest teams in La Liga. They are a magnificent side. They are similar to how they've been in recent years, conceding few goals, very solid and who punish the slightest mistake. Their squad is full of great players, with a great coach. It will be hard and tough. However, we're playing at home, where we have a good dynamic so far this season, and we are also optimistic about the situation,” said coach Albert Celades. Cillessen, Coquelin, Garay, Manu Vallejo, Piccini, Rodrigo, Florenzi are ruled out.
Probable line-ups: Jaume; Wass, Mangala, Gabriel Paulista, Gaya; Ferran Torres, Kondogbia, Parejo, Soler; Gameiro, Maxi Gomez
Atletico Madrid: In average shape (Recent Form: WLDDLD)
Atletico sit on 4th position in the standings with 39 points. ‘Los Colchoneros’ are in average form – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats in last 5 games in La Liga. Now it’s time for an away encounter. “It is a very important match. Against a rival who at home becomes strong, with people who support them. They have a very good team, with important players in attack, an associative game in the center of the field, full-backs with depth. We will have to take the game where we think we can hurt them,” said coach Diego Simeone. Diego Costa, Héctor Herrera, João Félix, Trippier are unavailable; Gimenez is a doubt.
Probable line-ups: Oblak; Arias, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Koke, Thomas, Llorente, Saúl; Correa, Morata
THE BETTING VERDICT:
All in all, I think that visitors are favourites of this clash. Valencia don’t impress this term and they’ve lost the last 2 games so perhaps Atletico may get the result in this outing.
Valencia VS Atletico Madrid
Pick: Atletico +0