Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga, Spain
Date: Saturday, 19th October 2019
Kick off at: 15.00 UK Time
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Keen on moving into the top of current La Liga standings, Atletico Madrid are targeting three points this weekend. However, Diego Simeone’s men won’t have it easy as they are in for a tricky encounter against troublesome Valencia side.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this upcoming Spanish La Liga encounter. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be gearing up to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Oblak(g);Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Lodi(def);Koke, Partey, Saul, Felix(mid);Morata, D. Costa(att).
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups:Cillessen(g);Wass, Garay, Paulista, Costa(def);Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia, Cheryshev(mid);M. Gomez, Rodrigo(att).
Before heading into this weekend La Liga clash, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : DWDWD
Atleti’s recent performances haven’t been too convincing as they got two wins and three draws from their last five. Simeone’s men latest match before international break only ended in a disappointing goalless draw.
It was far from a morale boosting result, but at least Los Rojiblancos have been tough to beat so far. Playing at home can give an extra energy for Atletico as they set to battle for three points against Valencia.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) WWWWW
Los Che’s performances have been far from consistent in this early stage of the season. During their last five fixtures, Albert Celades’ men only picked up two wins, two draws and one defeat.
They did win their most recent match though, beating Alaves 2-1 in a pretty tight encounter. Valencia are hoping that they can continue that positive result as they travel to Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
Simeone still have to deal with unavailable players for this upcoming weekend encounter. Los Rojiblancos will be without Borja Garces, Vrsaljko, Savic and Vitolo who are all still injured.
Nevertheless, Atleti still have many important players available for selection for the Saturday game. Alvaro Morata set to start up front with Diego Costa as Joao Felix being played just behind the two forwards.
Coming into this game, Los Che are also without some important names on their team selection. Celades won’t be able to play Piccini, Gaya and also Keving Gameiro who are yet to recover from their injuries.
There’s also some doubt regarding Goncalo Guedes’ fitness, but he might still make the team. Without Gameiro, Valencia set to partner Rodrigo with Maxi Gomez up front.
Head to Head Records:
In their previous five meetings, Atletico have got the better of their opponent with three wins and two draws.
Their latest matchup was back on April 25 2019 which saw Simeone’s men won 3-2 over Los Che.
Keen on getting their winning run starting again, Atletico are going to push for victory this weekend. Playing in front of their loyal fans will also give them that needed motivation to take down their opponent.
Valencia won’t give up easily though as they’re also keen on improving their performances this season. Atletico should be favorite to take all three points, but they can’t underestimate their opponent.
Final Score: 2-1