Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 12 September 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium.
Not only are Atleti the defending champions, but they are also huge favorites to retain their title this season as well.
Meanwhile, Espanyol are one of the worst in the competition at the moment, and they were not even in the top flight in 2020-21 (as they were promoted from the Segunda at the end of the season).
Diego Simeone’s men have picked up things from exactly they left off the previous campaign. They have a 100% winning record so far barring a draw, and they also have a great h2h record against this foe over the years.
Moreover, Atleti have also made some neat signings this summer, and most importantly, they added Antoine Griezmann to their ranks – and that too from Barcelona, which only left them significantly weaker.
In fact, both the titans of Spanish football saw some major players leave, and they have failed to make suitable replacements. This just might be the year where Simeone adds a third La Liga medal to his achievements.
In the meantime, Espanyol are finding it hard to keep up with the level of intensity in the top flight. They are winless so far, and are also the only team yet to score a goal this new season.
On top of that, they are about to take on possibly the best defensive side in Europe as well.
Surely expect a win for Atletico Madrid this Sunday at the RCDE Stadium.
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atleti had recorded 10 of the past 14 overall wins.
- They had also won two of the former four clashes.
- In the past ten-year period, the hosts have won just thrice at this stadium.
- The latest meeting at this ground had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Espanyol lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Mallorca. In the meantime, Atleti registered a 2-2 draw against Villarreal.
Going on, Espanyol were winless in nine of their preceding ten overall fixtures, and they had failed to score in seven of their past nine games.
On the other hand, their opposite number were unbeaten in 11 of their preceding 13 matches, and they have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
Taking into account these stats, expect a win for Atletico Madrid this Sunday against Espanyol.
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Score: 2-0 Atletico Madrid @ 8.00 (7/1).