Atletico Madrid vs Valencia
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Atletico Madrid form analysis
Colchoneros began their recent run of matches with a disappointing 2-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao on December 16th. Their next match resulted in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Getafe on December 20th, as they twice took the lead through goals from Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata before conceding two late equalizers. Atletico then secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Sevilla on December 23rd thanks to a goal from Marcos Llorente.
However, their next match saw more dropped points in a wild 4-3 defeat to Girona on January 4th. Alvaro Morata bagged a hat-trick in the match but it was not enough as Girona scored four goals, including a late winner. Most recently on January 23rd, Atletico picked up another close 1-0 win this time over Granada courtesy of an Alvaro Morata goal. In summary, Atletico have won two of their last five league matches while drawing one and losing two, scoring nine goals but conceding seven in the process, demonstrating inconsistent form and leaky defense during this period.
Valencia form analysis
Valencia began their recent run of matches with a 1-1 draw against Barcelona on December 17th, taking the lead through a Hugo Guillamon goal after conceding early in the second half to Joao Felix. Their next match saw a narrow 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano thanks to a late 61st minute winner from Sergi Canos. Valencia then secured a convincing 3-1 win against Villarreal on January 3rd with an early goal from Yaremchuk and two penalties converted by Pepelu.
However, their best performance came in a dominant 1-4 thrashing of Cadiz on January 14th, with Hugo Duro, Diego Lopez, Javi Guerra and Jesus Vazquez all scoring. Most recently, Valencia picked up another 1-0 victory, this time over Athletic Bilbao on January 20th courtesy of a 61st minute goal from Hugo Duro. In summary, Valencia have won four of their last five league matches while drawing one, scoring ten goals and conceding only three. Demonstrating good attacking form and an ability to pick up wins against quality opposition during this period through balanced performances.