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Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid Pick & Prediction AUG 21st 2022

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Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal: duel of candidates

The action continues in La Liga and Spanish football has already generated some sporting surprises on the opening day, showing that the new season will not be easy at all, both to win the title, as well as in the fight to enter European competitions. And two of the leading teams will face each other on matchday two, such as Atlético Madrid, which will host Villarreal next Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano, starring in one of the most attractive matches.

On the one hand, Diego Pablo Simeone's team wants to reconcile with their fans and for this they must keep the three points to assert their candidate badge in the sports predictions for this new La Liga season.

For his part, Villarreal has already earned the respect of the continent after staying with the UEFA Europa League in the 2021 season and now he will seek to be a protagonist in La Liga taking into account that last season he was relegated to the middle of the table.

Last Atletico Madrid matches

Some sports analysts dared to anticipate that a bad season for the Colchonero could automatically trigger the departure of Diego Pablo Simeone as head of the team. This situation may be due to the bad last season of Atlético Madrid, which was not the protagonist in any of the competitions and was halfway through both La Liga and the Champions League.

The arrival of the new season renewed illusions and the arrival of some top players will allow the Colchonero to fight inch by inch for the tournament along with the top candidates in sports forecasts such as Real Madrid and Barcelona.

To do this, Diego Pablo Simeone will have to propose a more offensive team and boy did he achieve it on the opening day after a 3-0 away win against Getafe, an always difficult rival.

Atlético Madrid demonstrated hierarchy in all its lines and knew how to strike at the right moments to start in a good way in La Liga and show that they will be a tough team that will fight until the end to achieve the goal of being crowned with the title and snatching hegemony of its classic rival, Real Madrid, who was crowned with total ease last season.

It is worth remembering that the Colchonero prepared in the best way against hierarchical teams: he defeated Manchester United 1-0, thrashed Juventus 4-0 in a surprising result for sports betting and closed the preseason with a 4-1 against Cádiz.

Last Villarreal matches

Unai Émery wants the Yellow Submarine to fight on all fronts and the fans could not be more satisfied with their team's performance last season. Although Villarreal finished in seventh place in La Liga, they did the impossible and stood up to Liverpool in the Champions League and even knew how to put them in check for much of the 180 minutes.

Logically, the Yellow Submarine was left empty-handed as sports betting anticipated and that is why now they must have a good season in La Liga that allows them to return to the Champions League.

Until now, Villarreal remains at the top of the standings along with Atlético Madrid and Betis as a result of a victory in the opening duel where they won 3-0 away against Valladolid.

It is worth noting that Villarreal is playing the playoffs to enter the Europa League and in the first leg thrashed Hajduk Split 4-2, demonstrating the good moment that the Yellow Submarine is going through in all competitions.

Background between both

Atlético Madrid and Villarreal played 40 matches in La Liga with 14 Colchoneros victories, 13 draws and the same number of victories for the Yellow Submarine. Likewise, at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium they met 20 times with 10 local wins for Atlético Madrid, six draws and 4 away wins for Villarreal.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to the Spanish League predictions is that the last clash between the two at the Wanda Metropolitano was a 2-2 draw on matchday three of the 2020-2021 season.

The magnifying glass on…

Álvaro Morata made his debut on matchday one with a brace and is already Atlético Madrid's top scorer in the tournament. In addition, Antoine Griezmann scored a goal and can unbalance at any time.

The magnifying glass on…

Baena is the favorite of the Spanish League predictions to open the scoring next Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. Indeed, the Yellow Submarine player has just converted a double against Valladolid and is the team's top scorer. For his part, Gerard Moreno also said present and accumulated a goal.

Sports bets

The main sports betting houses have Colchonero as their favorite for next Sunday's duel. Indeed, the local victory of Atlético Madrid offers a price of 1.85, placing the tie at 3.50 and the away victory of Villarreal at 4.33.

An interesting combination is the one with a favorable result for Villarreal, both teams convert and Nicolás Jackson converts at any time whose total quota amounts to 41.00.

On the other hand, if both teams score, the amount to be received will be 1.80, while the correct score of 1-1 is the favorite result with an odd of 6.50.

On the other hand, if Álvaro Morata opens or closes the scoring, the fee will be 5.00, while Griezmann's goal at any time offers 3.20. On the Villarreal side, Danjuma's goal at any time has a sum of 3.40, placing the first or last goal scored by Gerard Moreno at 8.00.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Sunday 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 Argentina.

Brazil: 2:30 p.m. Star+.

Colombia: 12:30 p.m. Star+.

Chile: 1:30 p.m. Star+.

Mexico: 12:30 p.m. Sky HD and Blue To Go.

United States: 1:30 p.m. ESPN+.

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