Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga, Spain
Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kick off at: 17.30 GMT
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Keen in at least keeping their runners up spot, Atletico Madrid are targeting for three points as they face Valencia. Playing at Wanda Metorpolitano stadium, Los Rojiblancos won’t have it easy as Los Che have been doing well recently.
Atletico Madrid vs Valencia Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this midweek Spanish La Liga battle. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Oblak(g);Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Luis(def);Koke, Partey, Rodri, Saul(mid);Griezman, Morata(att).
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Neto(g);Wass, Garay, Paulista, Gaya(def);Carlos Soler, Parejo, Coquelin, Guedes(mid); Gameiro, Santi Mina(att).
Before heading into this Wednesday La Liga fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWLWW
Diego Simeone’s side have been performing well recently, winning four and only losing one of their last five fixtures. Atleti also won their last two game in consecutive fashion, beating Celta Vigo and Eibar.
Los Rojiblancos are eager to continue their winning run and overcome Valencia on Wednesday. It won’t be easy, but the home team will be pushing hard for all three points.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWWWW
Los Che have also been putting on excellent display in their last few matches. Marcelino’s squad won four and losing just one of their recent five fixtures.
Their latest victory was a thrilling 2-1 away victory against Real Betis in La Liga. Valencia are eager to take home all three points to keep their chase for top four place alive and well.
Atleti do have some concerning absentee this midweek with some important names are out. Lucas Henandes, Borja Garces and Jose Gimenez are all injured.
Meanwhile, controversial striker, Diego Costa will be absent due to suspension. Costa’s absence means that Antoine Griezmann will be partnering with Alvaro Morata.
Injuries are also a problem for Los Che as the will miss Kondogbia, Cheryshev, while Jaume Domenech is also questionable. Another massive loss for Valencia would be Rodrigo who is suspended for this upcoming tie.
Marcelino will continue to count on Goncalo Guedes to create something special for them. Considering Rodrigo’s absence, Santi Mina is set to partner up with Kevin Gameiro.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have mostly went into Atleti’s favor with three wins and two draws.
Their latest match up earlier this season on August 21, 2018 ended in a 1-1 draw.
Simeone will continue to push his team in getting maximum result, including next Wednesday match. Chasing Barca are difficult, but Atletico can still push hard to secure that second place seat.
Valencia won’t let Atleti easily collect three points though as Los Che are still battling for top four finish. Both sides have shots to win on Wednesday, but the home team should get that slight advantage.
Final Score: 1-1