Atletico Madrid vs Valladolid by Sunshine
Atletico Madrid is entering this match after a good start in Europa League as they clearly won over Hapoel 3:0 on Thursday night, clearly saying that they are one of the favorites to claim the title at the end of the competition next year.
However, their minds must be set on the previous match in Primera, when they have defeated Rayo Vallecanno at home 4:3 last weekend. The reason why it should be like that, is that they have entered the game more than seriously with a 4:0 lead after 54 minutes and never looked like complicating that game, but then just several minutes - from 81st till 90th minute were enough for the guests to score three goals and the hosts had to suffer a real scare of walking away with a points only. However, the early start of the season is more than positive for team from Madrid as they have four consecutive wins at this moment, with their attack working great - scoring fifteen goals in those four matches.
Atletico will not have any problems selecting the squad for this game as they have rested seven players against Hapoel in Tel Aviv and now all key players should be fit for another Primera clash.
Valladolid, on the other side, started the season with two wins, but then suffered two defeats, with the last one being against Betis at home in the last minutes of the game. With this result, in more than a poor game, the team had completed second defeat in a row and dropped to tenth position at the table.
However, although the team has suffered two consecutive defeats and most people are expecting further drop of theirs, they really did play some fine football in first four rounds and will probably be good enough to stay away from the relegation battle this season. Guests will have to make it today without Patrick Ebert midfielder, who is still not recovered, while the coach will give full support to goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez, despite his mistake on Monday night.
Open game is expected here, with both sides having their opportunities to score. However, Atletico is well rested, at least their key players for this game and is expected to make another impressive win with a few goals scored in Valladolid net. After what they have experienced against Vallecano last weekend, they will surely make sure the same thing doesn't happen again.
Bet: Atletico Madrid -1.5 Asian Handicap @1.96 with Pinnacle Sports