Both Atletico Madrid and Villarreal possess potent firepower capable of producing an attacking clash at the Estadio El Madrigal
Reigning Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid will be hoping to make up ground on current La Liga leaders Barcelona when they travel to the Estadio El Madrigal to face Villarreal.
Diego Simeone’s third-placed outfit have been in sensational form so far this calendar year and are a best priced 5/4 with Betfred to continue that rampant run by sinking the Yellow Submarine on their travels.
However, on home soil, Marcelinho Garcia Toral’s men have only lost one of their previous six meetings with the Mattress Makers and are available at 11/4 with Bet Victor to overcome the defending champions and cause an upset.
The hosts, though, could be scuppered by the fact their manager has only ever won three of his 10 games against Atleti as a top-flight boss, with the home side also on a poor run of seven matches without a victory. This torrid winless streak is the Yellow Submarine’s worst streak since October 2009 and they will face a daunting task in their upcoming fixture, with Atletico having gone unbeaten in 10 league clashes, their best form of the season.
Away from home, after a run of three matches without scoring, Atleti have netted twice in the past three following outings, proving their attacking threat to a stuttering Villarreal side.
Atletico attacker and France international forward Antoine Griezmann has amazingly struck in five consecutive games for the second time in his La Liga career, having previously done so for former employers Real Sociedad between October and November 2013. The in-form frontman is a 6/1 chance with Bet Victor to open proceedings in his latest appearance as he aims to add to his impressive season tally of 25 goals.
At the other end, the hosts have plenty of threatening forwards of their own, despite a recent domestic decline. Astute Argentine attacker Luciano Vietto is 13/2 with Bet365 to score first on home soil, while his strike partner Ikechukwu Uche is a 31/10 chance to slot home anytime with 888.com.
Betting tip: Griezmann to score first @ 6/1 with Bet Victor
All odds were correct at time of posting.