Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
The current form alone would be enough to pick out Atletico as the probable winners for the fixture. Add in the extra protection of the Wanda Metropolitano, against the struggling, 19th placed Espanyol, then it almost becomes no contest for Diego Simeone’s men.
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Espanyol won 3-0.
- Nine of the previous thirteen games saw the Madrid outfit winning.
- 13 of the prior 14 matches failed to have goals at both ends of the pitch.
- Nine of the former thirteen wins in front of this crowd went to Atleti.
- Six of the last seven encounters in front of these fans, saw the guests failing to score.
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction
Espanyol completely fumbled their latest away tie, as they took a trip to take on Athletic Bilbao. The hosts dominated from the initial minutes of the fixture and were leading 2-0 by the 17th minute itself. The visiting contingent did try their best to get back into the match, but the home team showed clear authority in every aspect of the game.
Later, Bilbao even forced their foes to score into their own net, to complete the 3-0 scorecard.
Simeone’s men recorded a routine win to nil, over their opponents in their last home tie. Against this earlier-mentioned Bilbao, they scored one goal in each half, to register a 2-0 victory.
Espanyol has been a total disaster this season in La Liga. What once used to be a fiercely competitive team, has now been reduced to the whipping boys of the competition. They are currently placed 19th in a table of 20 and have so far managed a total of just two wins from their twelve match-days.
The team has till point scored a total of six goals, the least in the whole contest, at a rate of just 0.5 goals per fixture. They have also conceded the second-most number of goals of all the squads in contention, and just one fewer than the most, by Leganes.
On the other hand, Atletico, despite their struggles, are still one of the best in Spain. They have lost just once this whole league campaign, and have conceded the least number of goals in the tournament.
Importantly, they are unbeaten at home and have conceded just three goals in the process.
Finally, the Madrid outfit have dominated this opponent in h2h encounters, and especially so, in front of the home crowd.
Consequently, the top pick for the day is, for Atletico Madrid to win, and for them to keep a clean sheet against the misfiring offense of Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tips
To Win: Atletico Madrid @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams NOT to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).