Atletico Madrid and Villarreal will meet in the 4th round of La Liga in a match played at Wanda Metropolitano. Both teams played in the middle of the week, there was little time to prepare for this match, yet Atletico Madrid still starts this match as the favorite to collect all three points.
October 03rd, 2020 – 16:00
Atletico Madrid vs Villareal Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Atletico Madrid vs Villareal Predictions
Atletico Madrid started the new season well last weekend after beating Granada 6-1 in the opening match. New reinforcement Luis Suarez managed to score two goals. He proved to be a big signing for Atletico as the Uruguayan international is already showing class. It will be interesting to see Suarez and Costa on the pitch, it will be difficult for opponents to keep two phenomenal strikers this season. However, just when everyone thought they would do the same in the next match, then they could only draw without a goal with Huesca. A solid game, they had a chance that they did not use. There is a problem like last season, as they easily lose points from the team from the bottom of the table. Joao Felix enjoys the pitch, when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems, he is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy. Diego Simeone seeks responsibility in every game, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, the players have to do their best, and that is why he is one of the best coaches in the world. The only concern about fitness for Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is Jose Gimenez, and he will be out of the competition.
Last week, Villarreal convincingly lost to Barcelona with 0:4. It was a real disappointment after Villarreal returned from a draw with the newly-promoted Huesca, they beat Eibar with 2:1. At home, they celebrated a 3:1 win against Alaves and played great. Raul Albiol, with his experience, helps young players a lot and is a real team leader, all praise for this man. Midfielder Moi Gomez has found the right role in the team, he is moving great, and many say that the new Santi Cazorla is a legend of the Yellow submarine. Gerard Moreno plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable. Paco Alcacer is a great striker who scored two goals against Alaves, and they expect a lot from him this season. Villarreal manager Unai Emery has to contend with reduced team options currently. Alfonso Pedraza (Muscle Injury), Rubén Peña (Muscle Injury), Francis Coquelin (Torn Muscle Fibre), and Alberto Moreno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
Atletico Madrid is the favorite in this match, a narrow victory of the home team is expected. In the last game played by these two teams, Atletico was successful 3: 1.
Atletico is a very disciplined team, and statistics from previous seasons show that. It is going to be a match with a moderate number of goals, and it is reasonable to expect at least two balls in nets in total.