Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid: Preview & Prediction
As expected, bookmakers see guests as great favorites, their share for a win is rather small, only 1.73. However, I would not bet on them because I come after a hard trip in the Champions League and I have a very hard home at home, who has lost only one of the last 13 games in his home ground in Primera. So for the match between Enspanyol and Atletico Madrid we chose a tip based on what the Catalans will do in the field. See below my reasoned forecast, but also details and statistics about confrontation.
They are on the 9th place with 49 points after 32 stages.
13 times they won and most often they did it on their own, 8 times.
They have tightened one point in 10 matches, 5 at home and another 5 on foreign pitch.
Only 9 defeats have suffered so far and only 3 teams have won at them.
The attack is not impressive, only 12th in the Primera Division and has 44 successes.
The defensive is slightly above, on 8 and has so far received 42 goals.
The probable team (4-4-2): D. Lopez – R. Lopez, Reyes, D. Lopez, Caricol – Roca, Fuego, Jurado, Piatti – Baptistao, Moreno.
It occupies 3rd position with 65 points after 33 rounds.
The points scored came from 19 wins and only the Real and Barca rivals have more.
The rest have gathered from 8 draws, most of them away, 6 of them.
They lost 5 times and there were 2 defeats at home and 3 at home.
The offensive is on the same place as the team, the 3rd and has 59 successes.
Defense is their strong point, the best in the championship with 24 goals received.
The probable team (4-4-2): Oblak – Savic, Godin, Gimenez, Hernandez – Gabi, Thomas, Gaitan, Correa – Griezmann, Torres.
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid: Direct Matches
They have been confronted 43 times and Atletico is in advantage at the moment.
They have 18 wins, and Espanyol 13 and 12 times have ended.
In the last six meetings the madrilenes have not lost and imposed 4 times.
The previous Catalan victory was recorded in 2013 at home, in Primera, score 1-0.
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.15
Over 2 goals – Odds: 1.60