Atletico Madrid – Villareal | 03/10/2020

Atletico Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they welcome Villarreal to the Wanda Metropolitano for Saturday’s showdown. The hosts were held to a 0-0 draw by Huesca in midweek, while Villarreal enjoyed a 3-1 victory over Alaves in their fourth game of the season.

Ahead of this La Liga (LL) clash, Atlético Madrid have scored exactly twice in one half in a 58.33% majority (seven) of their last 12 LL home wins. That ability to dominate stretches has led to Atlético boasting a current 36-game unbeaten run in home league fixtures played against teams from outside last season’s top two (W28, D8).

Impressively, eight of Atlético’s last nine home league wins to yield a 2+ goal margin have each seen them win the second half ‘to-nil’. However, they have been level or worse at 29:59 in all of their last six LL home H2Hs vs Villarreal (30’: D5, L1).

Villarreal’s heavy 4-0 loss at Barcelona (Sep 27) was their second defeat in as many LL away matches, both played against podium finishers from last season. Both matches saw them concede a penalty goal, as they have now done at least once in four of their last six LL away defeats.

Furthermore, they have lost each of their last eight LL away games against last season’s top three, losing by an average margin of 2.13 goals across those defeats. The visitors have also averaged exactly 1.0 goal conceded inside 30 minutes across their last eight LL away H2Hs against last season’s top three.


Date: 03/10/2020
Time: 17:00
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)
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