In another round of La Liga action this weekend, Atletico Madrid will try to keep its good start in the league as they host Villarreal. Both teams lead the league table in the opening weekend, winning their respective games and scoring 3 goals in those matches. This is going to be an early treat as these two giants clash for three points. Don’t miss updates on La Liga games today and live football matches this week.
Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal
Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
August 22, 2022, Monday 1:30 AM (GMT+8)
Atletico Madrid will come to this match winning their opening game against Getafe 0-3. This is their sixth win in a row that also kept their 9 games unbeaten run, winning 8 and drawin since losing to local rival Athletic Club 2-0 last season. They finished third in the league table last season, winning 3 of their last 5 games, with only 2 points gap between second place Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Villarreal will head to this match with back-to-back wins in their opening campaign, winning their domestic league opener against Real Valladolid 0-3 and the UEFA Europa Conference League Playoff against HNK Hajduk Split 4-2. Despite failing to book a place for this season’s Europa League, the event they won in 2021, they will still compete in a third tier UEFA cup after finishing seventh last season.
In the last two seasons, these sides have met two times, with Atletico Madrid winning 1 and the other two games ended in a draw. In their most recent head-to-head, Villarreal hosted Atletico in a match that ended in a 2-2 draw. Playing at home this time, Atletico have won 3 of their last 5 home games across all competitions, drawing the other 2, while Villarreal have won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 away games.
Atletico Madrid 2 – 1 Villarreal
Atletico Madrid will win. Both teams will score.
Atletico Madrid 1.92 – Draw 3.40 – Villarreal 4.05
FT.HDP – Atletico Madrid 0.5
(Odds might change without prior notice)
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