Can Atletico secure a fifth consecutive home win against Valencia?
<div><div><div><div id=":tm"><div id=":s4"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Atletico Madrid vs Valencia</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/es/la-liga/atletico-madrid-vs-cf-valencia-3842262/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, October 14, at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium</strong></a></p><p>This is a big game between two teams that typically finish within the top four in La Liga. Atletico have slipped down to third in the table after drawing three of their last four matches, while Valencia are up to eighth after winning twice on the bounce. It should be an interesting game, but Atletico are the superior team and they have home advantage in this match. They have beaten Valencia on their last four meetings at Wanda Metropolitano and they should be able to extend that run to five when the teams play on Saturday.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Diego Simeone fielded an exciting front three of Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix in Atletico’s last game, but they still ended up drawing 0-0. It will be interesting to see if one of that trio drops down to the bench for this match to give the team a better balance. Morata and Costa play in a similar part of the field, and Morata could be the one to make way. Thomas Lemar might be an option if he wants a bit more creativity on the pitch. Simeone also seems settled on a back four of Renan Lodi, Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic and Kieran Trippier, while Koke, Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey have been starting ahead of Marcos Llorente and Hector Herrera in midfield.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:728100%" /></a></p><p>Valencia are still acclimatising to life under new manager Albert Celades following the unexpected sacking of Marcelino. His first game was a 5-2 defeat at Camp Nou, but he has since steadied the ship. A 3-0 home defeat to Ajax in the Champions League will alarm fans, but their league form has been solid of late. Jose Gaya, Kevin Gameiro, Carlos Soler and Geoffrey Kondogbia have all been out injured for Valencia. They are all nearing a return, but it is unlikely that they will feature in this game. Rodrigo, Maxi Gomez, Denis Cheryshev and Dani Parejo will be relied on for goals and creativity, although there are question marks over Gabriel and Ezequiel Garay at the back.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Both of these teams are on long unbeaten streaks and punters might be tempted to back the draw in this one. However, Valencia have lost two of their three away matches so far this season and they have a poor record at Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico beat them 3-2 last season, 1-0 the season before that, 3-0 in 2016/17 and 2-1 in 2015/16. They are masters at grinding out victories and they should take all three points in this game.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Boyle Sports">Atletico Madrid to win at 1.75 (3/4) with Boyle Sports</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>