Atletico Madrid vs Girona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
Kick-off at 18.30 UK/ 19.30 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atleti deserves a pat for their fighting spirit. They were bundled out of the Champions League, and in the Copa del Rey as well. They are also 10 points behind leaders Barcelona in the race for the league title. Still, Diego Simeone, just put the word out that, they will fight for the La Liga crown till the last match-day.
This Tuesday, they are at home, against a fumbling Girona. The Catalan team looked promising to fight till the end, for the European spots, but somewhere along the line, they faltered. As of now, they occupy a lowly 13th spot in the table and looks set to finish their season in the mid-table. They have picked up their form recently, but it seems to be too late.
Atletico Madrid vs Girona Head-to-head (h2h)
- Interestingly, every single tie has ended in a draw.
- 100% of the games had goals from both teams.
- The most recent match-up was at this venue, as part of the domestic cup, and the spoils were shared with a 3-3 scorecard.
- Girona ousted Atleti from the Copa, with aid of their away goals, and the former will be looking for revenge.
Atletico Madrid vs Girona Prediction
Never has a game between these teams produced a definitive result. But things are different right now. Girona is no longer the team that threatened to upset the existing hierarchy in the upper tier of the La Liga, while the league is all that remains for Atleti. Also, they are at home, and just the last match-day, they had defeated Alaves for a margin of four goals, something that’s usually unheard of Simeone’s men.
Moreover, Atleti needs this win, and a great run in the rest of their league season to save face, after their humbling at the hands of Juventus in the Champions League. They seem set to do that, after remaining unbeaten in 19 of their last 20 home ties and having won 12 of their last 15 home fixtures.
Expect a tough win for the hosts, but not without suffering. Girona’s peculiar playing style has always created problems for the team from Madrid. Despite being a great defensive unit, they have never been able to keep a clean sheet against Girona. And the visitors, for whom there’s nothing to lose, will be keen to keep their record against Atleti intact, and will also want a good performance to uphold their pride in front of the fans, after losing out on Europe.
Expect goals from both teams.
Atletico Madrid vs Girona Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.50 (3/2)
Atletico Madrid to Win & Both Teams to Score @ 4.00 (3/1).