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Competition: The League
Market: Atletico Madrid wins
Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport
Atletico Madrid want to extend their 100% start to the new La Liga campaign, and welcome Villarreal to Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night.
Atletico Madrid started with the hosts and managed to lift the La Liga title last season and throw themselves over the mistakes around them. To defend their home crown this time, Colchoneros is one of only two sides, along with Sevilla, to boast a 100% start as we get closer to the international break. Last seen picking up a deserved 1-0 win against Elche at home, head coach Diego Simeone has seen his team draw a line during their sluggish finish on their pre-season preparations. If we want to make it three out of three this weekend, fans around the capital will be boosted by Atletico’s continued success at Wanda Metropolitano. Continuing from last season, Sunday’s hosts have won each of their last seven La Liga home teams at the tournament.
As for the visitors, while Villarreal may have stunned Manchester United when they lifted the Europa League title back in May, the Yellows have largely failed to build on that result. Unai Emery’s side, which is suffering from the defeats against Champions League winners Chelsea in the Super Cup on August 11, has also opened the 2021/22 campaign with a stammering start. Once again, a chance was missing as they had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against Espanyol away, the former Arsenal boss has seen his side play back-to-back goalless draws so far. After enduring a nightmare before the season over the summer after failing to win any of their seven friendly matches, Villarreal had to face another tough test as they travel to the defending champions on Sunday night.
Bet: Atletico Madrid 10/11 to beat Villarreal in Sunday’s La Liga match @ 888 sport