Atletico 3-0 Valencia – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Atletico Madrid was @ 1.60 to win and this sailed home as the winner in this section.
They took what is normally a competitive rival apart and looked a league ahead of Valencia. Fair score 3-1.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Atletico -1 @ 2.03 looked about right and won convincingly so. 3-1 and 3-0 are both fair results.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line was set at 2.25 and the Over won @ 1.92 easily thanks to the home sides desire to score and entertain.
Simeone’s side has been very attacking minded in home games which was instructed by the board. Their away showings remain a little drab mostly, but keep an eye out for chances to bet the Overs in their home matches.
Atletico Madrid put in another sparkling attacking showing to rip apart a Valencia team which had come into the match with good sensations and confidence.
Barajas’s Valencia had been massively improved under his charge coming into this game. However, this Atletico Madrid, more offensive and entertaining in recent weeks, brought the opponent crashing back down to earth with a commanding 3-0 victory.
With this win, Atlético Madrid has lost just one LaLiga contest since the World Cup break.
Despite Sociedad (4th placed) winning their game, the big victory over Valencia solidified their position within the top four.
Diego Simeone sent the team out on the front foot and their dominance in proceedings was clear. Valencia could not hold out long and only remaining vaguely competitive in the fist half.
For Valencia, this was a game too far in terms of their upward improvement. The keeper Giorgi Mamardashvili pulled off a quite stunning stop Memphis Depay and Marcos Llorente.
Not long after, Antoine Griezmann finished smartly inside the area after the host sliced through Valencia’s backline.
Hugo Duro thought he had levelled but the possible equaliser was eventually ruled out by VAR. This was the right call after the right back Foulquier had stamped on Depay to begin the move which led to the breakaway goal.
It was downhill from then for Valencia.
After a barrage of attacks, Yannick Carrasco slotted into the corner for 2-0 early in the second period.
Valencia pretty much folded and Atletico soon got a third.
Griezmann was particularly influential in this quality showing from him and the host team.
The French international started a counter-attack which resulted in compatriot Thomas Lemar’s downward header for 3-0.
The feeling was that the home team then eased off the gas or else Valencia could have lost by more. The visitor had a good portion of the final 25 minutes or so, but the game was long since lost.