Two La Liga teams that have finished in top four last season will square off on Monday evening for the first round of the new campaign, as Valencia welcome Atletico Madrid at the Estadio de Mestalla. Valencia finished 4th in the standings last season with 73 points under their belts, just three points behind the 3rd-placed Real Madrid. On the flip side, Atletico Madrid were runners-up to Barcelona last term, but their performances have seen them finishing the season with three points more than city rivals Real Madrid. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Valencia haven’t played an official game yet, as due to their third-place finish in La Liga last season, they have automatically qualified into the Champions League group stage. Valencia looked decent in pre-season, having lost just once in six friendly fixtures. They come into this tie on the back of a three-game unbeaten streak, including a 3-0 home victory against Bayer Leverkusen a week ago.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, have endured a mixed run in pre-season, but it doesn’t matter as they managed to beat Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in midweek. Despite the victory, they are still considered the third favourites to win the La Liga title, but their price is now much shorter. Atletico Madrid should feel confident ahead of this trip, as they were the second-best away team in the division last season with 37 points from 19 league trips.
Atletico Madrid head into this tie high on confidence following their victory over Real Madrid and we fancy them to secure another positive result here. Our betting tips and predictions would back Atletico Madrid Draw No Bet at odds 1.72.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Atletico Madrid Draw No Bet at odds 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Valencia have been a strong side in La Liga last season and they have also had a decent pre-season campaign. However, their head-to-head record against Atletico Madrid is terrible, having lost five and drawn two of the last seven meetings. Our preview anticipate Atletico Madrid Draw No Bet at odds 1.72.
Valencia to win at odds 3.00
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Draw at odds 3.20
Atletico Madrid to win at odds 2.50
Correct Score odds
Valencia have failed to score in the last four meetings with Atletico Madrid in La Liga. The good news is that they have netted at least one goal in eight of their last nine games across all competitions. On the flip side, Atletico Madrid have allowed at least one goal in seven of their last eight fixtures. Our correct score expect Atletico Madrid to win 2-1 at odds 10.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Atletico Madrid to win 2-1 at odds 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Three of Valencia’s last four friendlies have seen more than three goals. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s midweek meeting with Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup ended with over 3.5 goals. In addition, three of the last six meetings between these two sides have been high-scoring affairs. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 2.30.
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First Goalscorer odds
Diego Costa managed to put two past Real Madrid in their UEFA Super Cup meeting in midweek. He looked incredibly strong in front of goal and we expect him to add more to his tally here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Diego Costa at odds 6.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Diego Costa at odds 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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