Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
VS
Villarreal CF
Villarreal CF
Spain
Spain
Primera División
21.08.2022
19:30
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Wanda Metropolitano
Madrid

Atlético Madrid – Villarreal predictions & odds comparison 21.08.2022

Gameweek 2 in the Primera División will see the clash between Atlético Madrid and Villarreal CF at Wanda Metropolitano. Kick-off time is at 7:30 PM on Aug 21, 2022. In our preview of Atlético Madrid vs. Villarreal CF we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Primera División fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.

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Atletico Madrid and Villarreal will thrill Spanish football enthusiasts to another intriguing display in one of this Sunday’s mouthwatering fixtures.

Having opened their new season with a 3-0 bashing of Getafe, Simeone’s men will be in the hunt for another 3 maximum points to make it 2 wins in 2.

For Unai Emery’s men, this is a chance to do better than last season’s 7th place finish and possibly replicate the 2015/16 domestic form which culminated in a 4th place berth and a stint at European Elite Club competition.

Although most neutrals countdown to the drama often associated with the EL Classico, a clash between these two sides always brings forth excitement and a big winning opportunity for bettors. To this end, we will be lacing our preview of this fixture with odds and betting markets offered by Melbet and Greatodds.

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ATLETICO MADRID

With 11 La Liga titles and 10 Copa Del Rey trophies, Atletico has established itself as the only team that can challenge the dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona domestically.

In fact, their most recent league triumph came in 2020/21 season when both Real and Barca finished second and third respectively, lends credence to how Simeone’s side cannot be brushed aside in Spanish football. Essentially, in the last 4 seasons if they’re not winning the title, Atletico have finished 3rd or 2nd on the table.

As we enter day 2 in the La Liga, Atletico will hope to rediscover the title winning form of 2020/21.
They head into this tie on the back of a 3-0 win over last season’s 15th place team Getafe as Morata and Griezman stepped up to help Simeone off to a bright start.

Here, they go up against a Villarreal side they have beaten once in the last four meetings with the most recent win coming in February 2021.
In fact, looking at the head to head record, Villarreal’s 13 wins out of 40 meetings as against Atletico’s 15, we expect a highly competitive fixture here.

VILLAREAL

Despite their impressive run all the way to last season’s UCL last 4, Villarreal were only able to earn a 7th place finish last term. In fact, the Yellow Submarines finished 3 points behind 6th placed Sociedad meaning they also missed out on a place in the Europa League.

As it stands, Villarreal will have to compete in the qualifying series of the Conference League to secure European football this season. In this new campaign, Villarreal will certainly be eyeing a return to top tier European football.

They head into this tie full of confidence having beaten Valladolid 3-0 in their season opener. In this tie, Villarreal will be hoping to earn at least a point having done so in their last two trips to Atletico Madrid.

POSSIBLE LINE UP

ATLETICO MADRID

  • Oblak
  • Reinildo
  • Savic
  • Gimenez
  • Llorente
  • Koke
  • De Paul
  • Carrasco
  • Griezmann
  • Morata
  • Felix
  • COACH: Diego Simeone
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Monteiro (Knee)

VILLAREAL

  • Rulli
  • Foyth
  • Albiol
  • Torres
  • Pedraza
  • Parejo
  • Coquelin
  • Capoue
  • Chukwueze,
  • Moreno
  • Pino
  • COACH: Unai Emery
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Femenia (Ankle)

OUR PREVIEW AND BETTING PREDICTIONS FOR ATLETICO Vs VILLAREAL

TIP #1

Going by past meetings and expectations for the new season, we expect a fiesty clash between these sides.
For both teams, this represents their first real test of the season and could give us a picture of how ready they are for the challenge ahead. To this end, with Melbet’s odd of 2.11, we expect a tight contest with the second half producing the most goals.

TIP #2

Meanwhile, Atletico are on a good goal scoring form which has seen them earn at least 2 goals in 2 of their last 3 games, with their last encounter against Villarreal producing the same number.
Hence, for our second betting tip of today, and with the backing of 2.00 provided by Greatodds, we are going with Atletico Over 1.5 Goals.

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Performance

Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Last games

Atlético Madrid performance of the last 4 home matches

Victories
50%
Over 2.5
75%
Villarreal CF
Villarreal CF
Last games

Villarreal CF performance of the last 6 away matches

Victories
50%
Over 2.5
16%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
1
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
19 7 6 1 0 19 1 18
1
2
Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
18 6 6 0 0 17 6 11
1
3
Athletic Club
Athletic Club Bilbao
16 7 5 1 1 16 4 12
1
4
Betis Sevilla
Real Betis Sevilla
15 6 5 0 1 10 4 6
2
5
Atlético Madrid
Atlético de Madrid
13 7 4 1 2 12 6 6
0
6
Villarreal CF
Villarreal CF
12 7 3 3 1 10 2 8
2
7
CA Osasuna
C. A. Osasuna
12 6 4 0 2 7 5 2
0
8
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad de Futbol
10 6 3 1 2 7 8 -1
0
9
Valencia FC
Valencia CF
9 6 3 0 3 10 5 5
0
10
RCD Mallorca
RCD Mallorca
8 7 2 2 3 6 8 -2
1
11
Girona FC
Girona FC
7 6 2 1 3 7 7 0
1
12
Celta Vigo
RC Celta de Vigo
7 6 2 1 3 8 13 -5
3
13
Real Valladolid
Real Valladolid Club de Futbol
7 7 2 1 4 6 13 -7
1
14
Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano
7 6 2 1 3 7 8 -1
1
15
Getafe CF
Getafe FC
7 7 2 1 4 8 15 -7
1
16
Sevilla FC
Sevilla FC
5 7 1 2 4 7 13 -6
1
17
Espanyol Barcelona
RCD Espanyol
4 6 1 1 4 7 12 -5
1
18
UD Almería
UD Almería
4 7 1 1 5 4 11 -7
0
19
Cádiz CF
Cádiz CF
4 7 1 1 5 1 14 -13
0
20
Elche CF
Elche CF
1 6 0 1 5 2 16 -14