Atletico Madrid vs. Real Valladolid 12/5/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atletico Madrid vs. Real Valladolid 12/5/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Atletico Madrid 7-2-0, Real Valladolid 2-4-5

12/5/20 12:30 pm

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Atletico Madrid is hosting Real Valladolid at Wanda Metropolitano in round 12 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Atletico Madrid is playing some of their best soccer in the year in LaLiga, but they are struggling in the Champions League. Atletico was hosting Bayern earlier this week, and even though Bayern was playing not with their second lineup, but their third lineup, Atletico couldn’t win. The final score was 1-1. Atletico is still in second place in their group with 6 points, but they are still in danger of losing that spot. In LaLiga, Atletico is still unbeaten so far this season, and they are in 2nd place with 23 points. Atletico has one of the best offenses in the league this season, and they have scored 19 goals, but their defense has been absolutely brilliant with only 2 conceded goals so far. In their latest LaLiga game, Atletico was playing on the road against Valencia, and they were the better team with 67% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 85% of the correct passes. Atletico has won this game 0-1 by an own goal scored by Valencia in the 79th minute. Felix is in great form, and he and Suarez have each scored 5 goals so far this season. Llorente has added 3 goals. Angel Correa has added 4 assists for Atletico Madrid. Vrsaljko, Costa, and Gimenez are injured, while Suarez should be ready after his quarantine. I like Atletico this season and think they might even win the LaLiga title this season.

After 11 games without a win, Valladolid is now on a 3-game streak without a loss, while winning 2 of those 3 games. With this positive stretch, Valladolid has climbed the standings to 17th place, which is outside the relegation zone. Valladolid has scored only 11 goals in 11 games so far, but they have conceded 16 goals. Valladolid was hosting Levante in their last game, and they have had only 35% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and only 67% of the correct passes. Valladolid was leading since the 57th minute, but Levante has tied the score from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute. The final score of this match was 1-1. Olivas and Guardiola are injured, while Orellana is still questionable for this match. De Sousa is the leading goalscorer for Valladolid with only 3 goals. Oscar Plano has added 3 assists. Valladolid has escaped the relegation zone last season, but unless they improve their form this season, Valladolid will not be so lucky.

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When playing at home, Atletico has not lost to Valladolid in their last 5 games, and they are still undefeated at home this season. With Suarez back, Atletico is getting another offensive option back, and they certainly need it. I’m taking Atletico at home, and I see them continuing their great season.

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Goran’s Pick Atletico Madrid -1.5 +135

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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