Atletico Madrid vs Valencia prediction and betting tips (January 22)
Atletico Madrid are in search of a win in their next league match against Valencia on Saturday night. They have lost two straight games ahead of this home match. Can Los Colchoneros beat at home?
Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid) won 10 duels against Sevilla in the last game
Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid) won 10 duels against Sevilla in the last game

Atletico Madrid host Valencia in Round 22 of the 2021-22 La Liga season.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 22 January 2022. The match venue is Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid.

Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. Betting tips and match predictions for the Atletico Madrid vs Valencia (January 22) game are available in this article.

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia (January 22) latest betting odds

Atletico Madrid to win odds are situated at 1.47 (-212 American; 25/53 Fractional), the odds for a draw are situated at 4.50 (+350; 7/2), while Valencia to win odds are situated at 8.80 (+780; 39/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Atletico Madrid — 67%, draw — 22%, Valencia — 11%.

Latest betting odds on Atletico Madrid vs Valencia (22 January 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.94 (-106; 50/53)
  • Asian handicap (-1.25) on Atletico Madrid — 2.18 (+118; 59/50)
  • Asian handicap (+1.25) on Valencia — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.18 (+118; 59/50)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia (January 22) match preview and statistics

Atletico Madrid are fourth in the league table with 33 points and a +9 goal difference. They have two wins, two losses and a draw in their previous five games. Los Colchoneros are winless in their last three games with a draw and two back-to-back losses, in the Super Cup and Copa Del Rey. A 0-2 loss to Real Sociedad in their last match.

Top stats: 54% possession, 10 total shots, seven chances created, two big chances, one shot on target, 305 accurate passes, 76% pass accuracy, 16 fouls conceded, five corners, three yellow cards. Adnan Januzaj gave La Real the lead in the 33rd minute of the first half with a header onto the inside of the post and over the line.

Assisted by Joseba Zaldua with a beautifully weighted cross from the right, after some good work from Silva in the center. Alexander Sorloth doubled the lead in the 47th minute of the second half immediately after the break. He works with Oyarzabal to rob Felipe before the big man keeps his cool when one-on-one, side-footing past Oblak to make it 2-0.

Sime Vrsaljko had a good game, won 10 duels, made one clearance, 2/3 tackles succeeded, three interceptions and three recoveries. Joao Felix completed two dribbles, won 11 duels, was fouled five times and made one clearance. Overall the team performance was average, they created only two big chances and had one shot on target compared to their opponent who created six big chances and had six shots on target.

Atletico Madrid team news: Antoine Griezmann, Marcos Llorente and Geoffrey Kondogbia are unavailable due to injuries.

Valencia are ninth in the league table with 29 points and zero goal difference. They have two wins, a draw and two losses in their last five games. The Bats shared the spoils with Sevilla in their last match.

Mouctar Diakhaby scored an own goal in the seventh minute of the game. A deflection off his knee from a cross went right into the net putting Sevilla one goal up. Goncalo Guedes equalized in the 44th minute of the first half right before halftime with a header from the center of the box to the high center of the goal, assisted by Jose Gaya with a cross.

In the 89th minute of the game, Gaya got a second yellow for a bad foul and was sent off. Top stats: 32% possession, 10 total shots, 10 chances created, one big chance, two shots on target, 0.63 xG, 170 accurate passes, 69% pass accuracy, 22 fouls conceded, four corners, two offsides, two yellow cards, one red card.

Hugo Guillamon was once again immense in the midfield. He created three chances, gave three key passes, seven accurate long balls, won seven duels, one tackle, was fouled three times and made five recoveries. Yunus Musah completed three dribbles, had two tackles, won 10 duels, one interception and two recoveries in their last match against Sevilla.

Valencia team news: Daniel Wass and Maxi Gomez are unavailable due to Covid-19, Carlos Soler and Gabriel Paulista are sidelined due to injuries, while Jose Gaya will miss the next match due to a red card suspension. Jasper Cillessen is doubtful for this game after picking up an injury in the last match.

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia H2H

Atletico Madrid haven’t lost to Valencia in their last 14 meetings, with eight wins and six draws. Both teams settled for a draw in their last meeting. The match ended in a 3-3 draw at Valencia.

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia (January 22) key players and lineups

Atletico Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Jan Oblak
  • Sime Vrsaljko
  • Felipe
  • Mario Hermoso
  • Renan Lodi
  • Rodrigo De Paul
  • Hector Herrera
  • Thomas Lemar
  • Luis Suarez
  • Joao Felix
  • Yannick Carrasco

Luis Suarez is a key player to watch out for. The Uruguayan striker has to wear his scoring boots for this match. He has seven goals from a 6.91 xG and one assist in 19 league appearances this season. Joao Felix is another player to watch out for. He hasn’t been on form this season with two league goals and an assist. Felix looks forward to scoring in this match.

Sime Vrsaljko is a player to watch out for. He had a good game in their last game against Sevilla, won 10 duels, made one clearance, 2/3 tackles succeeded, three interceptions and three recoveries.

Valencia projected starting lineup:

  • Jaume
  • Thierry Correia
  • Mouctar Diakhaby
  • Cristhian Mosquera
  • Omar Alderete
  • Toni Lato
  • Dimitri Foulquier
  • Hugo Guillamon
  • Yunus Musah
  • Hugo Duro
  • Goncalo Guedes

The key player to watch out for is Goncalo Guedes. He scored the equalizer in their last match against Sevilla. Guedes has eight league goals from a 5.00 xG with four assists in 21 games this season. The Portuguese has goal contributions in his plans for this clash.

Yunus Musah is another player to watch out for. Musah had a decent game in their last match, completed three dribbles, had the most tackles (2) and won the most duels (10) and one interception.

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia (January 22) betting tips and prediction

Atletico Madrid are winless in their last three games, with a draw and two losses. They lost 0-2 to Real Sociedad in their last match. Los Colchoneros have the home advantage in this clash and want to get back to winning ways. Valencia have a win, a draw and a loss in their last three games. They drew 1-1 with Sevilla in their last match.

Comparing the form of both teams, Valencia are in good form and in better shape than Atletico Madrid who have lost two back-to-back games. But note that Los Colchoneros haven’t lost to the Bats in 14 consecutive head-to-head games, with eight wins and six draws. They played a 3-3 draw in their last meeting.

Predictions are Atletico Madrid to win, and Under 2.5 goals. Both teams have totalled over 2.5 goals in their last two meetings. They haven’t been scoring lots of goals in their most recent games and also unavailability of their top players for both sides has been affecting the teams’ performances.

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.94 (-106 American; 50/53 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (No)

Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)

Atletico Madrid — Valencia
Lost
Both teams to score (No)
1.66
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