Only a few hours away from a visit to Valencia, the Atlético de Madrid se is preparing for what will be his first start in the championship, where he hopes for a better performance than in the previous season.
Something like this, these are the statistics of the & # 39; colchonero & # 39; before you arrive in Mestalla:
– They have faced Valencia 156 times in league competition, with a balance of 58 wins, 41 draw and 57 defeats
– Diego Pablo Simeone becomes the first coach in the history of Atlético de Madrid to play eight consecutive seasons in the First Division by beating Ricardo Zamora, who was seven seasons between 1939 and 1946.
– Duel or benches: this will be the ninth league game between Marcelino García Toral (two wins and three draw) and Diego Pablo Simeone (three wins and three draws).
– Antoine Griezmann scored four goals in his last five games against Valencia in La Liga and two of them in his last three league goals to Mestalla.
– Valencia lost only one match in Mestalla, in one of their last six league matches. Especially in the 2-4 against Las Palmas in 2016 the game also played on Monday.
– Atlético de Madrid has never lost in the premiere league under the orders of Diego Pablo Simeone (two wins and four draw). The last defeat on a first day of La Liga in 2009 against Málaga was 3-0 at La Rosaleda.
– The & # 39; Atleti & # 39; was the team with the most unbeaten matches in La Liga last season (23) and the one with the least minutes behind on the scoreboard (267).