Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Sunday’s football game between Atletico Madrid and Villarreal will bring down the curtain on day 13 of the new La Liga campaign. Los Rojiblancos aim to recover from a shocking 2-1 loss to Las Palmas and they will surely give their best to keep their 100% record on home soil intact. Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul returns to the starting XI, while this game comes too early for striker Memphis Depay, who is closing in on a return. Thomas Lemar remains on the sidelines with injury as well.
The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, struggled defensively in a 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao and seeing that Atletico have turned their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano into a real fortress, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. The likes of Denis Suarez, Yeremi Pino, and Francis Coquelin are sidelined with injuries, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Anthony Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision.
Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team.
Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the U19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.