Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Atletico Madrid picked up a first league win in three games after beating Celta de Vigo 1-0 at the Balaidos. Striker Kevin Gameiro bundled in from close range during a corner in the 28th minute. Celta de Vigo went closest when their striker Iago Aspas struck the post from a free kick. Villarreal continued their unbeaten run with a 4-0 victory over Las Palmas. Cedric Bakambu was once again key with his opening goal in the 48th minute. Villarreal built on this goal with efforts from Mario Gasper, Ximo Navarro (OG), and Nicola Sansone.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Atletico are aiming for their first win over Villarreal since April 2015, as Diego Simeone’s team have gone four matches without a victory over the Yellow Submarines. Atletico are one of the undefeated teams this season, and they may be able to continue this run. Even though Villarreal are unbeaten in the last three, the team are at a huge disadvantage due to the absence of Cedric Bakambu. The 26-year-old striker has been able to come up with eight goals and he will be a major miss with groin injury. I would back Atletico Madrid to finally capitalise on home advantage against Villarreal. The lack of goals from Atletico Madrid has been one of the talking points, and even in recent weeks the club has only managed four goals. Only one of the last six matches between the two clubs has been with under 2.5 goals. Atletico have conceded only five goals in the first nine matches. I see tremendous value in betting on under 2.5 goals in the game.

Atletico Madrid win – 1/2

Total goals under 2.5 – 17/20

Atletico Madrid saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Atletico Madrid Form Guide

Atletico Madrid Team Logo

Atletico Madrid

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

30-07-2018

Champions Cup

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-08-2018

Champions Cup

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

15-08-2018

UEFA Super Cup

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

3

Draw

6

Lost

1
W A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

D H

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hercules Team Logo Hercules

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Zaragoza Team Logo Real Zaragoza

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

Atletico Madrid Preview

Atletico Madrid may remain as one of the unbeaten teams in the division, but the lack of a consistent string of victories is leading to Atletico dropping further behind the table leaders. The last few weeks of action have seen Atletico fall six points behind Barcelona, while local rivals Real Madrid have also been able to leapfrog them in this period. The biggest problem for Atletico this season has been scoring goals with the team only managing six in the last five. Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa have managed three goals each.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will be without Koke (thigh) and Yannick Carrasco (knee) for the game.

Villarreal Preview

A major blow to Villarreal will be the absence of Cedric Bakambu, who has been a key factor behind the club’s strong run of form over the last few weeks. The Congo star was the leading scorer at the club last season with 11 goals in 26 appearances. This season, he has eight goals in eight appearances. Villarreal will now have to work without their star centre forward, while trying to retain the club’s winning run in the La Liga. Villarreal have managed three consecutive wins to keep the pressure on the top four places in the La Liga 2017-18 season.

Villarreal Team News

Andres Fernandez (cruciate ligament), Ruben Semedo (thigh), Bruno Soriano (leg), Alvaro Gonzalez Soberon (hamstring), and Cedric Bakambu (groin) are the players unavailable for Villarreal manager Javier Calleja.

Atletico Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal Sidelined Players

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