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Atlético Madrid vs Espanyol betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Atlético Madrid vs Espanyol betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds
Atletico Madrid
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Espanyol Barcelona
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Carrasco, Yannick
90'
90'
Vidal, Aleix
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Morlanes, Manu
Llorente, Marcos
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Vila, Didac
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Pedrosa, Adria
Vila, Didac
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Gomez, Sergi
Lei, Wu
Correa, Angel
De Paul, Rodrigo
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Savic, Stefan
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De Tomas, Raul
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Bare, Keidi
Melendo, Oscar
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Vilhena, Tonny
Morlanes, Manu
Lodi, Renan
Hermoso, Mario
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Carrasco, Yannick
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Regano, Oscar
Vidal, Aleix
Vrsaljko, Sime
Cunha, Matheus
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Felix, Joao
Carrasco, Yannick
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Lemar, Thomas
Griezmann, Antoine
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Felipe
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Kondogbia, Geoffrey
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Lopez, Diego
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Regano, Oscar

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Atlético Madrid won the reverse fixture 2-1 in September thanks to Thomas Lemar’s 99th minute goal. Although, Atleti have actually only won three of their last seven meetings with Espanyol, losing three. Espanyol have only won two of their last 13 games against them in Madrid. 

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Under 2.5 goals is 10/11.

Atlético Madrid to win and both teams to score NO is 11/10.

Atlético Madrid to win and under 2.5 goals is 9/4.

João Félix is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 7/4 to score anytime. 

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Match preview

Atlético Madrid vs Espanyol betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 23: João Félix celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United at Wanda Metropolitano on February 23, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Berengui/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The reigning Spanish champions will not be ending this season with any silverware, so their sole focus in now on a top four finish.

On Wednesday night, los Colchoneros battled hard but could not find the breakthrough against Manchester City.

Having lost 1-0 in England a week earlier, they had to beat the Premier League champions at home, but the crucial goal never came.

Thus, Diego Simeone’s men exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, but now must ensure they back in the competition next season.

Last weekend, a heavily rotated Atleti side were beaten 1-0 at Son Moix by relegation threatened RCD Mallorca, conceding a second half penalty.

Before this, Atlético had won six successive La Liga matches, shooting up the table into the top four.

However, they commence the weekend fourth, just one point above Real Betis, so under pressure to finish the season strongly.

As for RCD Espanyol, they’re comfortably in mid-table which isn’t to be sniffed at, given that they were in the Segunda División last season.

Vicente Moreno’s side beat Celta de Vigo 1-0 at home last weekend, thanks to Wǔ Lěi’s dramatic last-minute winner.

This was the Chinese striker’s first league goal since December 2020.

So, Blanquiazules have now won three of their last five leaving them 11th, aiming for a top half finish.

Will Atleti get the win they really need at the Wanda Metropolitano?

Atlético Madrid team news

Atlético Madrid vs Espanyol betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 02: Luis Suárez celebrates with Rodrigo De Paul after scoring their team’s second goal during the La Liga Santander match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on October 02, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Diego Simeone made wholesale changes for last weekend’s trip to Palma but won’t be repeating that here.

João Félix and Antoine Griezmann are the first-choice strikers just now so will lead the line, chosen over Luis Suárez, Ángel Correa and Matheus Cunha.

Both haha and Héctor Herrera could be back soon but neither are likely to feature here.

Right-wing-back has been a problem positition since Kieran Trippier was sold to Newcastle in January.

However, Simeone now has options, namely Daniel Wass, Šime Vrsaljko or Yannick Carrasco, meaning Marcos Llorente could return to midfield.

Espanyol team news

Atlético Madrid vs Espanyol betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

BARCELONA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 13: RCD Espanyol supporters cheer on their team during the La Liga match between Espanyol and Levante at Cornella-El Prat stadium on October 13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Top-scorer Raúl de Tomás missed the recent trip to Real Sociedad but started last weekend and this is a huge boost for Espanyol.

Wǔ Lěi’s winner against Celta Vigo could earn him a start out-wide, alongside Yangel Herrera and Adrián Embarba in support of R.D.T.

40 year old goalkeeper Diego López has faced Atlético Madrid 20 times in his career but has conceded 30 goals and kept just four clean sheets.

Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Barcelona form
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Real Sociedad San Sebastian vs Atletico Madrid - 1:2
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Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla FC - 1:1
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Elche CF vs Atletico Madrid - 0:2
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid - 1:0
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Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Granada CF vs Espanyol Barcelona - 0:0
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Espanyol Barcelona vs Valencia CF - 1:1
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Deportivo Alaves vs Espanyol Barcelona - 2:1
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Espanyol Barcelona vs CA Osasuna - 1:1
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Real Madrid vs Espanyol Barcelona - 4:0
Last 5 games for Atletico Madrid
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 1  - 2 Atletico Madrid
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Atletico Madrid 1  - 1 Sevilla FC
May 11, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Elche CF 0  - 2 Atletico Madrid
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Atletico Madrid 1  - 0 Real Madrid
April 30, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Athletic Bilbao 2  - 0 Atletico Madrid
Last 5 games for Espanyol Barcelona
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Granada CF 0  - 0 Espanyol Barcelona
May 14, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Espanyol Barcelona 1  - 1 Valencia CF
May 11, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Deportivo Alaves 2  - 1 Espanyol Barcelona
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Espanyol Barcelona 1  - 1 CA Osasuna
April 30, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Real Madrid 4  - 0 Espanyol Barcelona
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Barcelona LaLiga 21/22 form
Atletico Madrid Espanyol Barcelona
38 Matches played 38
21 Matches won 10
405 Goal attempts 349
169 Shots on goal 134
166 Shots off goal 156
201 Corner kicks 172
52% Average ball possession 46%
70 Shots blocked 59
115 Cards given 103
542 Free kicks 617
86 Offsides 68
1 Shots on post 0
7 Shots on bar 7
53 Goals by foot 34
10 Goals by head 5
65 Goals scored 40
43 Goals conceded 53
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Barcelona statistics for most recent head to head matches
Atletico Madrid Espanyol Barcelona
53 Matches 53
26 Home Matches 27
27 Away Matches 26
72 Total Goals 65
1.36 Average Goals Scored 1.23
23 Wins 16
16 Losses 23
14 Draws 14
Last 5 games & match results between Atletico Madrid and Espanyol Barcelona
April 17, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Atletico Madrid 2  - 1 Espanyol Barcelona
September 12, 2021 LaLiga 21/22 Espanyol Barcelona 1  - 2 Atletico Madrid
March 1, 2020 LaLiga 19/20 Espanyol Barcelona 1  - 1 Atletico Madrid
November 10, 2019 LaLiga 19/20 Atletico Madrid 3  - 1 Espanyol Barcelona
May 4, 2019 LaLiga 18/19 Espanyol Barcelona 3  - 0 Atletico Madrid

La Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 CA Osasuna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Villarreal CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Valencia CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 RC Celta de Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Espanyol Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 RCD Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Real Valladolid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Real Betis Seville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sevilla FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Atletico Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Getafe CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Cadiz CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 UD Almeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Elche CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Girona FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Barcelona?

14:15, Sunday 17 April 2022