Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)
Atlético has yet to face a really strong team this season. So does Villarreall. But Villarreal, unlike Madrid, has no margin for error.
Atlético: Catching up
2 matches and 2 victories, typical of Atlético. How else could it be? That's Diego Simeone's style. That’s how he claims titles. In general, if Madrid keeps beating Elche-level clubs, everything will be fine. It doesn't necessarily mean beating the giants.
Last season, Atlético failed to beat Villarreal at home. And now Unai Emery's team is even angrier. They are going to Madrid for at least one point, and the Mattresses can now afford to lose any points to a strong opponent. Then again, there will still be plenty of matches against teams like Elche.
Villarreal: Get some points before coming back home
Villarreal began the championship with 2 draws. And it should have been 2 wins, they played against Granada and Espanyol of all teams. And if 0-0 with Granada can be forgiven, the same score against Espanyol is beyond understanding. This is the kind of game one has to win, and do it confidently.
It’s no use demanding an away win against Atletico. However, it is possible to get some points in Madrid. 2 points after 3 rounds would be too bad. That is not how the Europa League winners play. Plus, Villarreal aims to play consistently in the Champions League, and they need to gain points here and now.
Expert Betting Tips
Villarreal simply cannot lose this match. Everyone knows this team knows how to play soccer. Top-notch soccer. We saw them play against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup, and that was just 3 weeks ago, so they have no excuses. Villarreal comes to Wanda Metropolitano and play a draw at least. If not, there will be big questions for Emery. He must want to avoid them, so he’ll do his best to set up his players for the upcoming game. Bet on X2 for 2.10. Good luck!