Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Villarreal remained in the top six after a 2-0 win over Las Palmas at the Gran Canaria. The decisive goal of the game came through Carlos Bacca in the 67th minute. This first goal forced Las Palmas to go in search of a win, and Villarreal scored in the final minute through a Nicola Sansone penalty to come from the three points. Alejandro Galvez received a red card for his involvement in the penalty. Atletico Madrid picked up a 3-0 win over Celta de Vigo at home. Antoine Griezmann’s goal just before half-time helped to settle the nerves before second-half goals from Victor Ulloa and Angel Correa provided a big win for Diego Simeone’s team. The club also set up a Europa League quarter-final tie with Sporting Lisbon after managing to overcome Lokomotiv Moscow with an 8-1 aggregate victory.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Atletico have had a disastrous run against Villarreal after going without a win in the last five games against the Yellow Submarines. The last win for Atletico against Villarreal came in 2015. Incidentally, this victory was at the La Ceramica. Villarreal have not been able to get wins over the top teams. Instead, they are having to beat teams at the bottom end of the table in order to preserve the top six place. However, Atletico will be far too good for Villarreal coming into the match. I see excellent an price on offer to back an Atletico Madrid win. Villarreal have only managed five goals in the last six games. This record looks pale in comparison to Atletico’s return of 15 goals in during the same period. Yet, Atletico have had a long trip to Russia in the midweek action. Surprisingly, Atletico have conceded at least a goal in the last four away games. I would back both teams to score. Atletico Madrid win – 11/10 Both teams to score – 19/20

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Atletico Madrid have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

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)

Atletico Madrid Form Guide

Atletico Madrid Team Logo

Atletico Madrid

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-05-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal have been hanging onto the top six places for the last few weeks. The Yellow Submarines would not have envisaged the challenge from Girona and Real Betis becoming a serious problem in the final 10 matches of the season. Yet, the club only hold a one-point advantage for the final European qualification places. Villarreal have been quite poor over the last few weeks and narrow wins over the likes of Getafe and Las Palmas have kept them going.

Villarreal Team News

Bruno Soriano (leg), Leonardo Suarez (cruciate ligament), Ramiro Guerra (knee), Ruben Semedo (thigh), and Andres Fernandez (cruciate ligament) are unavailable due to injuries.

Atletico Madrid Preview

Diego Simeone is keen on ensuring that his Atletico Madrid team finish above Real Madrid in the 2017-18 La Liga campaign. There has been no complacency from Atletico in the last few weeks. Apart from the blemish against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, it has been a perfect couple of months for Atletico. As a result, the club has been able to preserve the seven-point advantage over Real Madrid. Since the Los Blancos have hit form once again, it is imperative for Atletico to keep winning matches in order to stay in the second place.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Diego Costa (ankle), Filipe Luis (leg), Juanfran (muscle), and Kevin Gameiro (hamstring) are unavailable for Atletico Madrid.

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 vs Atletico Madrid Sidelined Players

Villarreal
13 Andres Fernandez Injured
20 Bruno Soriano Injured
4 Ruben Semedo Suspended
Atletico Madrid
20 Juanfran Injured
3 Filipe Luis Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Asenjo 189 87
2 LB Mario Gaspar 182 74
23 CD Daniele Bonera 183 84
11 RB Jaume Costa 172 62
3 CD Alvaro Gonzalez 183 75
14 CDM Manuel Trigueros 178 70
16 CDM Rodrigo Hernandez 190 88
28 CM Daniel Raba - -
8 CM Pablo Fornals 178 67
20 CM Roberto Soriano 181 76
9 CF Carlos Bacca 181 77
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Jan Oblak 189 84
16 LB Sime Vrsaljko 183 75
24 CD Jose Gimenez 185 80
19 RB Lucas Hernandez 183 75
2 CD Diego Godin 187 79
11 LM Angel Correa 173 70
8 CM Saul Niguez 183 76
5 CM Thomas 185 75
6 RM Koke 176 74
18 CF Diego Costa 188 85
7 CF Antoine Griezmann 176 72