Atletico Madrid are just 3 points behind from the top of the Spanish La Liga standings, who are currently occupied by Barcelona. Therefore, Diego Simeone’s landing squad must take advantage of every match in order to continue to get to the top of the standings. As for the 16th Jornada of La Liga this weekend, Los Rojiblancos will face one of the promotion teams, Real Valladolid. The match itself is planned to be held on Saturday night, December 15, 2018 at ESTADIO MUNICIPAL JOSÉ ZORRILLA, Valladolid.
As the hotst, Valladolid is indeed one of the promotion teams in the La Liga this season, but this fact does not necessarily make them look bad and difficult to compete. In fact, the Ronaldo-led team sit in 12th position, quite good for the promotion team that is campaigning in the Elite league. In their last five parties, Valladolid managed to pack just 2 victories and lost two of them. Playing at home, might make them play more confident, but not a guarantee to win the match later.
The reason is the opponent they need to face is Atletico Madrid, who in fact managed to package 3 wins in their last five parties without being beaten. The squad directed by Diego Simeone is also eyeing victory, after getting closer to the top of the standings, while still occupied by Barcelona with 3 points of excellence.
Head to head Matches – Valladolid vs. Atletico Madrid:
15.02.14 Atl. Madrid 3: 0 Valladolid
22.09.13 Valladolid 0: 2 Atl. Madrid
18.02.13 Valladolid 0: 3 Atl. Madrid
23.09.12 Atl. Madrid 2: 1 Valladolid
05.05.10 Atl. Madrid 3: 1 Valladolid
Valladolid’s Last 5 Matches:
10.12.18 Real Sociedad 1: 2 Valladolid
06.12.18 Valladolid 2: 1 Mallorca
01.12.18 Valladolid 2: 4 Leganes
25.11.18 Sevilla 1: 0 Valladolid
10.11.18 Valladolid 0: 0 Eibar
Atletico Madrid’s Last 5 Matches:
08.12.18 Atl. Madrid 3: 0 Alaves
12.12.18 Atl. Madrid 4: 0 Sant Andreu
02.12.18 Girona 1: 1 Atl. Madrid
29.11.18 Atl. Madrid 2: 0 Monaco
25.11.18 Atl. Madrid 1: 1 Barcelona
Valladolid: Jordi Masip, Kiko, Javi Moyano, Jose Ignacio Martinez Garcia, Fernando Calero, Antonito, Borja, Michel, Toni Villa, Oscar Plano, David Barrera
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Filipe Luis, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Juanfran, Angel Correa, Thomas, Lemar, Victor Vitolo, Koke, Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa