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Espanyol vs Atlético Madrid Live Stream, Predictions
Atlético Madrid arrive at RCDE Stadium on Wednesday for the La Liga showdown with home side Espanyol.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Espanyol v Atlético Madrid can be found here (plus the best game odds).
📊 Form Guide
Espanyol, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 La Liga success vs Rayo Vallecano.
In that match, Espanyol managed 36% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Espanyol, goals were scored by Sergi Darder (23') and Nico Melamed (59'). Rayo Vallecano got 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Raúl de Tomás (42') scored for Rayo Vallecano.
Matches involving Espanyol have tended to be lively affairs lately with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a grand total of 21 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 9 of these belonging to Espanyol. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if that pattern will persist in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Espanyol have left without a victory over Atlético Madrid in their previous 5 matches in the league.
Atlético Madrid come into this encounter following on from a 3-0 La Liga win with the downing of Osasuna in their previous match.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 54% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Atlético Madrid, the goalscorers were Yannick Carrasco (44'), Saúl Ñíguez (62') and Ángel Correa (82'). On the other side, Osasuna had 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Atlético Madrid have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 6 goals overall. Defensively, Atlético Madrid have clearly had some problems.
Going into this contest, Atlético Madrid have not been beaten by Espanyol when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
↔️ Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 04/05/2019 shows that Espanyol have won 1 of them & Atlético Madrid 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 from Periquitos and 9 coming from Atleti. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league match featuring the two was La Liga match day 13 on 06/11/2022 when it ended Atlético Madrid 1-1 Espanyol.
The referee was Juan Luis Pulido Santana.
ℹ️ Team News: Espanyol
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Espanyol boss Luis García to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Keidi Bare (Ruptured ankle ligament) is sidelined.
🗞️ Team News: Atlético Madrid
With a completely injury-free group available for selection, the Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
Here is a game where Espanyol may well find it hard to score against this Atlético Madrid outfit who we reckon will just have the edge.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Atlético Madrid when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to this.
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Victor Martins, 00:23 20/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RCDE Stadium (40,500)
Captain: Leandro Cabrera
Chairman: Chen Yansheng
Manager: Luis García
Competitions: La Liga position 19
🔑 Star Player: Martin Braithwaite
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Martin Braithwaite was born in Esbjerg, Denmark. After having played his first senior match for Esbjerg in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 9 league goals in the LaLiga 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 28 appearances.
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