Atletico Madrid host Valencia this weekend in La Liga. Atletico will they look to get back to winning ways following back to back goal-less draws. The match will be played at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, the home ground of Atletico Madrid on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7.30 pm (IST). The match will be broadcasted on the official LaLiga Facebook page.
Things have gone slightly downhill in recent matches for Atletico Madrid, as Los Rojiblancos have managed to collect just one victory in their last five LaLiga outings. The team is going through a dry goal spell, with just two goals in their last five games. Both of those goals came in the same match, away against Mallorca. The fact that Atletico has failed to score in four of their last five league games has been a big factor in their slump in form. On the positive side, Diego Simeone’s team are now unbeaten in four league games. The home side are unbeaten in nine games against Valencia in all competitions picking up six wins in that stellar run.
Valencia are on a much better run currently four games unbeaten and coming off two wins in a row. The last time the sides played each other was back in April this year, with Atletico coming out with a 3-2 victory after Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa all got on the scoresheet. Valencia have a number of key injury concerns with Carlos Soler, Cristiano Piccini, Jose Gaya, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Kevin Gameiro all doubts for the weekend. Atletico will be without defender Stefan Savic who sustained a thigh injury while away on international duty. Vitolo and Sime Vrsaljko also continue to be sidelined with longer term injuries.
Presently, Real Madrid lead the table with 18 points, followed by FC Barcelona trailing by 2 points. Atletico Madrid are placed third, with 15 points in the kitty. Atletico’s weakened opponents Valencia, are ranked eighth on the table with 12 points. Even at this early stage, this is a key game for both teams to climb up the points table.