Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Match Info
Date: Saturday May 4 2019
Kick-off time: 3.15pm BST
Venue: RCDE Stadium
Referee: Jose Luis Munuera Montero
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
December 22 2018: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Espanyol
May 6 2018: Atletico Madrid 0-2 Espanyol
December 22 2017: Espanyol 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1994-95: 45
Espanyol wins: 15
Atletico Madrid wins: 19
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Stats
- Of the last 13 matches between these clubs, 12 have finished 0-0, 1-0 or 2-0
- Atletico Madrid won seven of those 12 games and Espanyol three with two draws
- Atletico have conceded eight fewer Primera Division goals this season than any other club
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview
Goals are likely to be scarce but Atletico Madrid are backed to make the all-important contribution to the scoreline that secures the runner’s-up spot in La Liga this season.
As the stats above reveal, goalfests have been almost non-existent between these clubs in their meetings since 2012-13 with the exception being a 3-1 win for Atletico at this venue in April 2016.
That’s simply down to Atletico doing what they do best and they have very much kept to type recently too, with five wins to nil within their last seven games to put themselves in splendid isolation in second place in the table, equidistant with nine points both to champions Barcelona above them and Real Madrid immediately below.
Thus the top three will finish in the same order as last season, unless Atletico lose all of their remaining matches.
Espanyol, meanwhile, have drawn too many games since the start of February to retain any realistic hope of qualifying for the Europa League and they look set to finish in mid-table.
The Barcelona-based outfit have generally rewarded ‘both teams to score’ backers in 2019, but they will find Atletico harder to break down and we do not see why this should stray from being a typical match-up between these clubs.
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Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 23/20 with William Hill
0-1 correct score @ 11/2 with bet365