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Ahead of this La Liga (LL) clash, Atlético Madrid have scored exactly twice in one half in a 58.33% majority (seven) of their last 12 LL home wins. That ability to dominate stretches has led to Atlético boasting a current 36-game unbeaten run in home league fixtures played against teams from outside last season’s top two (W28, D8).
Impressively, eight of Atlético’s last nine home league wins to yield a 2+ goal margin have each seen them win the second half ‘to-nil’. However, they have been level or worse at 29:59 in all of their last six LL home H2Hs vs Villarreal (30’: D5, L1).
Villarreal’s heavy 4-0 loss at Barcelona (Sep 27) was their second defeat in as many LL away matches, both played against podium finishers from last season. Both matches saw them concede a penalty goal, as they have now done at least once in four of their last six LL away defeats.
Furthermore, they have lost each of their last eight LL away games against last season’s top three, losing by an average margin of 2.13 goals across those defeats. The visitors have also averaged exactly 1.0 goal conceded inside 30 minutes across their last eight LL away H2Hs against last season’s top three.
Players to watch: Luis Suárez notched a brace for Atlético in the dying minutes of his home debut (85’, 90+3’). Three (60%) of his previous five LL goals vs Villarreal have come inside the 61st-75th minute period.
Villarreal took the lead through Paco Alcácer in last season’s corresponding fixture (L 3-1). In turn, five of his seven prior goals for the ‘Yellow Submarine’ have been match openers.
Hot stat: In a streak going back to March 2008, none of the last 23 LL H2Hs have produced over 2.5 first-half goals.