Predicted Final Score & Free La Liga Picks as Atletico Madrid & Valencia Collide

Steven Suarez

Friday, October 23, 2015 3:53 PM GMT

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 3:53 PM GMT

Will Atletico earn a third straight win across all competitions when they entertain Valencia in La Liga play? Let's break down the soccer odds and see what we can find.

Odds Overview
The Mattress Makers aren't the biggest favorites on the soccer odds board for this weekend's La Liga slate, but they're still comfortably positioned for a win regardless. Currently, we see Atletico priced at anywhere from -175 to -190, with a Valencia win quoted at roughly +550 to +600 and a draw at +275 or so depending on the sportsbook you choose.

 

Atletico Madrid
It's been a great past week or so for the Mattress Makers, and a perfect way to keep it going would be for them to get the best of a very talented Valencia outfit.

Heading into the weekend, we see Atletico in fourth place in La Liga, with 16 points (and a +8 goal differential) through eight matches. They have looked excellent in recent wins over Real Sociedad (2-0) and Astana (4-0 in the Champions League), meaning confidence should be high. Antonie Griezmann has been the danger man for the club, having already scored four league goals.

 

Valencia
Don't sleep on Valencia. They're in eighth place, but have been playing at a high level having outright won four of their last five matches across all competitions.

Also holding firm in Champions League play, having each of their last two matches, Valencia has proven they're going to be tough to beat going forward. Now they'll look to take care of business domestically.

 

La Liga Pick
This is going to be a great match, one of the best out there this weekend.

That being said, it's one of the more difficult ones to predict, as both teams have shown various degrees of excellence this season. Atletico is the firm favorite on the odds board, though, and it's hard to see them losing at home, regardless of how strong Valencia has looked at times. So, we're opting to stay cautious with our soccer picks and pick Atletico to survive in a hard-fought affair.

Free Soccer Pick: Atletico Madrid 2 Valencia 1 -- back the Mattress Makers ML at -175 at Bovada

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