On paper, it has been going great for Atletico in the alliance this season. Fourteen successes, one defeat, 33 goals scored and seven goals conceded makes for fine perusing.
In any case, in regular Atletico design, Diego Simeone’s men have made life hard for themselves. Generally because of the group’s obligation to cautious strength, Atletico have infrequently battled to execute games off, frequently winning matches by a solitary goal.
In any case, this is the thing that enthusiasts of the game have generally expected from Simeone and, unmistakably, this is the style that the Argentine feels is best.
Against Eibar recently, Simeone’s side had to return from an early goals scored by Los Armeros goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic.
In a demonstration of flexibility and unite, the goals in the long run came for Atleti, with Luis Suarez sacking an assist before the finish of the hour and a half.
Coming into this tie, Simeone will be unobtrusively certain of making sure about the points, considering Atletico have not lost to Valencia in any of their last five group experiences.
In contrast with Atletico’s season, Valencia’s own mission has been reliably hopeless, with the group at present grieving in fourteenth spot and encompassed by outfits that once feared playing them.
It is a demonstration of how troublesome this season has been for Los Che that Gracia will probably be somewhat satisfied that his side has not yet been beaten in 2021.
Obviously, the New Year has additionally just managed the cost of them five points up until this point so it is inappropriate to guarantee that ordinary assistance has continued.
Coming into this tie, Gracia will probably be focusing on a point, which is certainly not a ridiculous objective thinking about that Atletico will in general keep up restricted leads.
Regardless of their helpless run of results, Los Che have demonstrated to be an able assaulting side this season, with Maxi Gomez, Carlos Soler and Denis Cheryshev all looking especially sharp.
There is a sense, without a doubt shared by all Valencia fans, that before long Gracia’s side will abruptly click and return to winning ways. Notwithstanding, that would be a difficult task against Spain’s best side.
The large news for Atleti is that Kieran Trippier’s suspension has been maintained, which means the England global will be out for eight games.
Simeone will likewise be without Mario Hermoso, who is out with a lower leg injury. Koke could return to the starting XI after the captain served his one-game suspension.
With respect to Valencia, beside the injured Jasper Cillessen, Gracia has a completely fit crew to browse. Following his protracted physical issue cutback, Kevin Gameiro could lead the line again for Los Che, while Goncalo Guedes is additionally prone to be restored in the starting XI.
There is a genuine sense that we are seeing pinnacle Simeone right now. The administrator has Atleti working similar to a well orchestrated symphony and we can’t see Valencia tossing a spanner underway. We are going for 2-0 with objectives from Suarez and Marcos Llorente.