Villarreal - Atletico Madrid forecast (12-Dec-2016) La LigaVillarreal - Atletico Madrid forecast (12-Dec-2016) La Liga
The best defenses in the league
The meeting Villarreal - Atletico Madrid will face the best defenses in the league. Villarreal have conceded an average of 0.71 goals per game, while Atletico Madrid - only 0.79 and 0.57 in their meetings as a guest. The problems for both teams lately, however, are at the other end of the field.
Villarreal enters this match, having failed to score in their last three league games, two of them against rivals well below their level - Leganes and Alaves. Nicola Sansone stopped marks, but does not receive much help from his teammates in the forefront.
Atletico Madrid, like Villarreal, disappointed with a goalless draw last weekend as they failed to break through a well organized defense of Espanyol. In midweek Madrid did not find the net against Bayern (0: 1) in the Champions League and Diego Simeone need to fear that the same could happen to "El Madrigal". Atletico Madrid failed to score in 36% of their matches this season in La Liga and 43% of their matches as a guest.
In the camp hosts Samuel Castillejo missed the meeting, but negovoto place Jonathan dos Santos and Denis Cheryshev can begin. Defender Matteo Musakio is also sidelined due to injury. In attack Soldado is injured, but there are many class players like Cedric Bakambu and Alexandre Pato will struggle holders myato partner Nicola Sansone.
Filipe Luis and youngster Lucas Hernandez were sidelined for the visitors. In their place to protect Simoene will use Jose Jimenez and Stefan Savic. In previous positions did Kevin Gameyro will partner Antoine Griezmann while Fernando Torres will again remain the reserve.
Both teams are neighbors in the standings as the hosts are fifth and fourth guests. I expect great tactical clash and low performance. In defense Villarreal and Atletico are very strong, so it is very likely to not see more than two goals, "El Madrigal" on Monday night.