A good opportunity for Atletico Madrid which is only one point away from the top of La Liga standings currently occupied by Sevilla, as the landing team Diego Simeone will travel to the Estadio De La Ceramica on the 9th Jornada this weekend. Yes, Atletico Madrid will face the host, Villarreal in the early Sunday morning, 21 October 2018.
Atletico Madrid began the campaign this season with a series of disappointing results, but slowly they were able to get up and get back on track. This can also be seen from the record of Diego Simeone’s last five squad matches, where they were able to pack 4 wins and only a single draw. The series of positive results led Los Rojiblancos to third in the standings with 15 points from 8 matches.
They are currently ranked 3rd in the Spanish league la Liga standings, adrift of points from Barcelona who are in 2nd place, and only one point behind Sevilla in the standings. With the fact that Barcelona will face Sevilla, it can be said that this is a good opportunity for Atletico Madrid to take over the top of the standings.
However, Villarreal have never been an easy opponent for Madrid, moreover the match will also take place at home. It’s just that, a little doubtful seeing Villarreal’s performance in the last five games, where they only packed one win and swallowed two defeats.
Head to head Matches – Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid:
02/22/16 Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal
12/13/16 Villarreal 3 – 0 Atletico Madrid
04/26/17 Atletico Madrid 0-1 Villarreal
29/10/17 Atletico Madrid 1-1 Villarreal
03/19/18 Villarreal 2-1 Atletico Madrid
Villarreal’s Last Five Games:
23/09/18 Villarreal 0-0 Valencia
09/27/18 Ath Bilbao 0-3 Villarreal
09/30/18 Villarreal 0-1 Valladolid
05/10/18 Spartak Moscow 3-3 Villarreal
08/10/18 Espanyol 3-1 Villarreal
Atletico Madrid’s Last Five Games:
09/23/18 Getafe 0-2 Atletico Madrid
09/26/18 Atletico Madrid 3-0 Huesca
30/09/18 Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid
04/10/18 Atletico Madrid 3-1 Club Brugge KV
07/10/18 Atletico Madrid 1-0 Calf
Villareal: Trigueros – Pablo Fornals – Gerard Moreno – Toko Ekambi – Sergio Asenjo – Jaume Costa – Victor Ruiz – Layun – Ramiro Funes Mori – Alvaro Gonzalez – Miguelon Llambrich
Atletico Madrid: Lemar – Rodri Hernandez – Kalinic – Griezmann – Oblak – Juanfran – Filipe Luis – Godin – Hernandez – Saul – Koke