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Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid preview & prediction 

Match preview

The 2022–23 season of La Liga is back in action this week, with an important meeting between Espanyol and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid squad scheduled for the Cornella-El Prat on Wednesday.

Espanyol is now in 19th place in La Liga and has had a difficult time adjusting to the demands of the top division this year. The Catalan team will be optimistic going into this match after edging Rayo Vallecano 2-1 over the weekend.

On the other side, Atletico Madrid is now in second position in the league rankings and has had a strong start to this year. In their previous match, Los Colchoneros easily defeated Osasuna by a score of 3-0, and they’ll try to repeat that feat this week.

Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head

Atletico Madrid1 – 1Espanyol
Atletico Madrid2 – 1Espanyol

Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid form guide

Espanyol’s last 5 games – WLLWL

Rayo Vallecano1 – 2Espanyol
Espanyol2 – 4      Barcelona
Sevilla3 – 2Espanyol
Espanyol1 – 0Getafe
Villarreal4 – `2Espanyol

Atletico Madrid’s last 5 games – WLWWW

Atletico Madrid3 – 0Osasuna
Elche1 – 0Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid        5 – 1Cadiz
Valladolid2 – 5Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid3 – 1Mallorca

Key stats

  • In the last 44 games played between the two teams, Atletico Madrid has won 19 of them, compared to Espanyol’s 14 wins, for a strong recent record versus Espanyol.
  • Espanyol is winless in their previous five matches against Atletico Madrid in La Liga after a run of three triumphs in four games against them.
  • For just the second time in 12 years, Espanyol managed to hold Atletico Madrid to a draw in the rematch and had a chance to win both of their league contests with Los Colchoneros.
  • In their last six La Liga away games against Espanyol, Atletico Madrid has won three times, matching their total from the previous 12 such meetings.

Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid prediction

Atletico Madrid currently has a top-notch roster at their disposal and is in good form. This week, Antoine Griezmann, who has been outstanding this season, will want to increase his goal total.

Espanyol is in need of a boost and will have to fight hard to stay in the top division. On paper, Atletico Madrid appears to be the superior team and ought to prevail in this match.

  • DRAW@ 3.68

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