Atletico Madrid host Villareal for the Spanish La Liga clash on Tuesday night April 25th (April 26th in IST).
Atletico Madrid Vs Villarreal La Liga 25th of April 2017 Details
Atletico have struggled against Villarreal in recent meetings. They’ve won just 1 of the last 5 clashes and were beaten 3-0 when the sides met earlier this term. Villarreal have kept a clean sheet on their last two visits to the Vicente Calderon. Atleti’s most common home scoreline is the 1-0 win (25% of their home league games). 56% of Villarreal away games in La Liga this term have produced under 1.5 goals.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||25.04.2017 15:30 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||25.04.2017 20:30 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||26.04.2017 2:00 IST|
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||fuboTV, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., beIN SPORTS en Español|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sky Sports 3/HD UK, NOW TV UK, SKY GO Extra, Sky Go UK|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sony Six SD, TEN 1|
Atletico Madrid Vs Villarreal Live Online Commentary
Atletico Madrid have struggled in matches against Villarreal in recent years, even at the home ground of Vicente Calderon. There is every chance these sides could cancel each other out for large portions of this game but the one player of genuine world-class quality is Antoine Griezmann. He settled a tight game at Espanyol on Saturday with the only goal and is the one man who you feel could produce a moment of magic to break the deadlock here. Diego Simeone’s team is in good form at the moment and that has really come by them reverting to a more defensive approach, which has served them so well in recent seasons. Atletico’ve conceded just 4 goals in their last 11 matches, which includes four 1-0 Atletico wins. 58% of their league games this term have produced under 2.5 goals and that figure is increasing again and with Villarreal in town, it looks highly likely to increase further.
On the other hand, Villareal are very well defensively organised though and as well equipped as anyone to frustrate Diego Simeone’s side, so a low-scoring game looks very possible. Even against weak sides on the road, Villarreal set their stall out to keep things tight at defence and be difficult to break down, so they’ll certainly look to play that way here. It’s an approach that has worked well for them away from home this season but has also led to lots of low-scoring matches. Villarreal have the 2nd best overall defensive record in La Liga, with just 0.82 goals per game conceded while Atletico have the best with only 0.73, which also strongly points towards this being a low-scoring game.