Espanyol vs Atlético de Madrid – La Liga : Espanyol is a Spanish team that occupies the 16th position of La Liga with 17 points in 16 matches
They have been struggling in the current La Liga and they don’t have a big advantage over the relegation spots.
Still, it is at home that they are stronger, and they’ve only been able to win at home in the league.
Away from home, the best they managed to get was a couple of draws. The team was coming off 2 consecutive losses, the last of them at home against Girona, which is a rival from Catalunya.
Espanyol, on the past weekend, was winning 2-0 in Las Palmas, at the Canarias, but they’ve allowed their opponent to tie it 2-2 and they could even have lost, hadn’t Las Palmas missed a penalty after the 90th minute.
Espanyol has some experienced players such as Javi Fuego, Piatti, Jurado or Gerard Moreno, who is the team’s top goal scorer.
Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish team that occupies the 2nd place of La Liga with 36 points in 16 matches.
Atlético didn’t get a good start this season, but they have bene recovering and they already sit in 2nd place of this league. This round they could be the biggest beneficiaries from the derby Real Madrid – Barcelona.
Atlético de Madrid hasn’t lost yet in this league and the team has maintained a good defensive consistency. Offensively, they are still a team with some problems and when Griezmann or Correa aren’t inspired, their attack resents itself a lot.
On the past week, they defeated Alavés 1-0 and it had to be the experienced homegrown player El Niño Fernando Torres to score the winning goal. They are coming off 4 wins in the league, and their current moment of form is very good.
Atlético de Madrid is looking for better luck on this trip to Catalunya. On the beginning of the league, they travelled to Girona and dropped 2 points there after a 2-2 draw.
That wasn’t totally bad, since they were trailing 2-0 and were still able to tie 2-2 despite being down to 10 men.
On this round, Atlético de Madrid can’t fail, because in case they win, they put pressure on Barcelona and can recover some of their disadvantage over the Catalans or gain some distance over the Madrid rival.
Atlético gives good insurances defensively and I believe that against Espanyol they have good opportunities for quick transitions and to create danger.
Espanyol vs Atlético de Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Another good news was the return to goals of El Niño. When he starts to score, it usually means trouble for their opponents and good news for Atlético.
Simeone knows about the importance of leaving Barcelona with the 3 points and I believe they will win.
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