Espanyol vs. Atletico Madrid predictions for Saturday’s Primera clash at RCDE Stadium. Atleti look to extend their great streak and bag all-important points in Barcelona just days after their Champions League clash at Leicester. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Espanyol vs. Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid travel to Barcelona for their Matchday 33 clash at Espanyol on Saturday in great form after earning a ten-match unbeaten streak, where we’ve seen them bag seven wins and three draws, and we’ll now back them to build on it and win at 3/5 with BetVictor
Atleti will come into the match just days after their Champions League clash at Leicester City, after beating the rivals in front of the home fans (1-0), hoping to continue the run and earn important points in their top 3 chase. They are currently 3rd with just three points ahead of 4th placed Sevilla so we do feel they’ll come into the match motivated and confident nonetheless.
Espanyol, on the other hand, have a fine streak of their own and we’ve seen them earn three wins in their last four outings, with just one loss in the process (2-0 at Athletic Bilbao). However, the three wins did come against the teams from the bottom part of the table and the visitors will now be a different challenge altogether.
With that in mind, we’ve seen Atletico Madrid with some fine defensive displays bagging points mainly for it, as their 3-0 win over Osasuna last week has been the only match where they’ve bagged three or more goals since mid-March. Hoping for a similarly tough display, we’ll now go for a No on Both teams to score, which does look a solid option at 4/6 with William Hill
Espanyol vs. Atletico Madrid Stats
Both teams have indeed found the net in just two of their last ten head-to-head encounters, where Atletico earned seven narrow wins with two goalless draws, and just one loss (1-0 back in 2013) also on the record. Atleti have bagged the points on their last trip to RCDE Stadium with a 1-3 win, and we do feel they can now make it two wins here in a row.
However, we expect a somewhat less exciting matchup and we’ll go for a 0-1 correct score prediction this time around, backing the longshot away win at 9/2 with bet365