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Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid 1/9/22 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds

Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid
January 9, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +110, Under 2.5 -138
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Villarreal is welcoming Atletico Madrid to Estadio de la Ceramica in round 20 of the Spanish LaLiga. Villarreal is on fire right now, they are scoring a ton of goals, and they are winning games. Atletico has been hot and cold so far this season, but they can also score goals.

Villarreal is undefeated in LaLiga for a while, and more importantly, they are finally scoring goals, a lot of them. In their last 4 LaLiga games, Villarreal has scored 15 goals, they have conceded only 3, and they have kept 2 clean sheets. With 28 points, Villarreal is now in 8th place. We are talking about Villarreal’s offense a lot, but their defense also deserves some credit. Villarreal has conceded 20 goals in 19 games, which is not bad at all. When it comes to goalscoring, Moreno is the best at it in Villarreal, and he already has 8 goals to his name so far. Parejo has added 6 assists. There still are a few injuries in Villarreal, but nothing too bad. I’m loving this Villarreal, and even when they were playing badly, we knew they can play better and score more, and they are doing it now. Keep up the good work Villarreal.

Atletico has been hot and cold this season as I’ve mentioned, and despite all the talent and experience they have, Atletico just can’t get consistent this season. Atletico is undefeated in their last 2 games, but they were on a 3-game losing streak just before that. At the moment, Atletico is very far behind Real Madrid at the top of the table, in 5th place with 32 points, which is 14 points less than Real Madrid. Now, I know that 22 conceded goals don’t seem much, but it is for this team. Atletico has always prided themselves on their defense, and that defense just doesn’t exist this season. Offensively, Atletico is solid with 31 scored goals. Griezmann is injured, while Gimenez and Suarez are suspended, and this is a big problem for Atletico Madrid. Suarez is their leading goalscorer with 7 goals, while Correa added 6 goals. The good news for Atletico I guess is they are still playing in the Champions League, and they will be playing against Manchester United, but they need to focus more on LaLiga right now because they could easily lose their Champions League spot for next season.

Villarreal is on absolute fire right now, they are scoring a lot of goals, and they are winning games, Without Suarez, Gimenez, and Griezmann, Atletico is vulnerable, and I don’t think they can win this game, but I think they can score.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Villarreal and over 2.5 +375

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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