Atletico Madrid are back in action with another important La Liga fixture this weekend as they host Espanyol at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. Both teams can pack their day and will want to win this game.
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Preview
Espanyol currently sit 16th in the La Liga table and haven’t been at their best so far this season. The Catalan outfit played out a 1-1 draw against Mallorca last week and will need to step up a notch in this game.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, currently sit third in the table and have improved after a slow start to the campaign. Los Colchoneros suffered a shock 2-1 loss to FC Porto in their previous fixture and will need to bounce back this weekend.
Head to head Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol and key figures
- Atletico Madrid have a good recent record against Espanyol and have won 19 of the last 43 matches played between the two sides, compared to 14 wins for Espanyol.
- After a three-game losing streak in four La Liga games against Espanyol, Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last four games against the Catalans in the competition.
- Atletico Madrid have won eight of their 10 games against Espanyol under Diego Simeone in La Liga, with their only defeat during that spell in 2018.
- Espanyol have lost seven of their last eight away games against Madrid sides in La Liga, with their previous victory against Leganes in 2019.
- Atletico Madrid have lost three of their first 12 La Liga games this season – their most defeats at this stage of the competition since the 2016-17 campaign.
- Espanyol have lost just one of their last six La Liga games but have drawn four of them.
Atlético Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction
Atletico Madrid have improved since the start of the season but were caught again by an early loss to FC Porto. Players like Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix have shown flashes of their potential this season and will be looking to make their mark this weekend.
Espanyol can give a hard time but have been plagued with inconsistencies this season. Atletico Madrid are the best team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Espanyol
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – Atletico Madrid
Tip 2: Game to score more than 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Atletico Madrid will score first – Yes
Tip 4: Antoine Griezmann will score – Yes