Valencia is presently ranked 10th in the table, with 16 points earned from 12 games. They’ve won four games, drawn four, and lost four in La Liga thus far. After a spate of disappointing performances against Cadiz, Barcelona, Real Betis, and Mallorca, they responded with a polished 2-0 win over Villarreal at home. They have a decent home record, with the league’s seventh-best home record, having only lost one match and winning three. So far, they’ve averaged 1.5 goals per game and have given up 17 goals in 12 games. Carlos Soler, a Spanish midfielder, leads the club in goal scoring with four, and he is strongly assisted by Goncalo Guedes. They have as many as five players on the injury list including Gabriel Paulista, Uros Racic, Denis Cheryshev, Maxi Gomez, and Antonio Latorre.
Atletico Madrid is coming off a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League. However, they are now in fourth place in La Liga, with 22 points from 11 games, following six triumphs, four draws, and one defeat. They are only three points behind Real Sociedad, the league leaders. With three wins in five games, they have the fourth-best away record in the league. They’ve averaged just over 1.5 goals per game and have let up less than a goal per game. Luis Suarez, who has six goals to his name, is the team’s top scorer. They will be without the services of some key players including Geoffrey Kondogbia, Thomas Lemar, and Marcos Llorente.