Place: Spain. Madrid. Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Date: on the 25th of August, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 19:15 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of Spain. La Liga. 2nd round.
Atl Madrid (the head coach Diego Simeone)
According to the results of the first round of the new Spanish season the vice-champion of La Liga concedes 2 points to Real and Barcelona. However it is possible to explain logically this fact. The rival of the Mattress Makers was not the Alaves or Getafe but the fourth team of the previous championship. Moreover, the rival of Valencia with the new owner of the European Super Cup was held on Estadio Mestalla and has ended with a productive draw (1:1).
The initial favorite of the central match of the round were the guests who have opened the score on the 26th minute. Argentinean Ángel Correa who is now taking a position of the right winger in tactical scheme of Diego Simeone (4-4-2) has demonstrated good results.
Further the rivals demonstrated an equal fight on the field. And in the beginning of the second half the hosts have managed to win back the point (1:1). However, the calm face of extremely moody Diego Simeone proved the fact that he would be glad with a draw. And therefore the Mattress Makers didn’t force the events…
Rayo Vallecano (the head coach Angel Michel )
Having gained one point, Diego Simeone’s team is coming back home and now on Wanda Metropolitano Stadium will host other capital club Rayo Vallecano. And this is the capital derby though here initial advantage of the hosts doesn’t raise any doubts.
We will remind you that last season Vallecano was playing in the Segunda División and according to the results of forty two matches it has managed to win a champion race, having been ahead of the closest rival Huesca by one point (76 against 75).
Thus, after a two-year break Ángel Michel’s team has returned to La Liga. However we won’t tell that this return is successful in any way. In the very first round the hosts of Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas have been destroyed by Sevilla (1:4). Now the debutant is facing more difficult away match on home arena of the vice-champion.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Atl Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano
In four last matches of the current rivals on Atletico home arenas we can see absolute advantage of the team of Diego Simeone (4:3, 5:0, 3:1 and 1:0). Bearing in mind absolutely different level of the game of the hosts and guests, here the opinion of bookmakers is clear: Atl Madrid – 1.15, Rayo Vallecano – 19.00.
The previous meeting of the current rivals on the old arena Estadio Vicente Calderón has ended with the victory of the Mattress Makers with the minimum score – 1:0 (Griezmann). However now, after a draw with Valencia, Diego Simeone’s team will hardly be pleased with a victory with the minimum score. Of course, here we will witness productive football with abundance of scoring chances.