Atletico Madrid are still trying to close the gap at the top of the La Liga table when they welcome Espanyol at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday afternoon. Atletico Madrid beat Valladolid 3-2 away from home thanks to a brace from Antoine Griezmann and a goal from Nikola Kalinic. On the contrary, Espanyol lost 1-3 at home against Betis, with their consolatio goal being scored by Sergio Garcia. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Atletico Madrid have suffered just one defeat in their last 15 games across all competitions and enter the fray on the back of a 12-game unbeaten run. They have also been great on home soil throughout this competitive season, having won ten and drawn two of their twelve fixtures. Los Colchoneros find themselves third in the La Liga table, just three points behind the current leaders Barcelona.
On the contrary, Espanyol have endured a terrible run of form in La Liga recently, having lost their most recent five fixtures. Sandwiched in-between these results, the Catalans managed a narrow 1-0 home victory against Cadiz in the Copa del Rey. In addition, Espanyol’s away form throughout the season has been awful as they managed just one victory in their nine competitive trips.
Atletico Madrid looked great on home soil this season, while Espanyol have been awful on the road. We see Atletico Madrid getting all three points in this one, so our betting tips and predictions expect Atletico Madrid to win to Nil at odds 1.85.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Atletico Madrid to win to Nil at odds 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Atletico Madrid are the best home side in the league at the moment, having collected 20 points from their eight fixtures so far this season. On the other hand, Espanyol only took six points from their eight league trips this season. In addition, they have only won once in their last eight visits to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Our preview anticipate Atletico Madrid to win to Nil at odds 1.85.
Atletico Madrid to win at odds 1.40
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Draw at odds 4.00
Espanyol to win at odds 10.00
Correct Score odds
Atletico Madrid have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight home games across all competitions. In addition, Los Colchoneros have only conceded two goals in their last six home league meetings with Espanyol in La Liga. On the flip side, Espanyol have scored just one goal in their most recent two league trips. Our correct score prediction would back Atletico Madrid to win 3-1 at odds 15.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Atletico Madrid to win 3-1 at odds 15.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Atletico Madrid have scored at least three goals in three of their last four competitive outings. On the contrary, Espanyol have allowed at least three goals in four of their last five games across all competitions. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 2.20.
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First Goalscorer odds
Antoine Griezmann has finally found his goalscoring form of late, having scored three goals in Atletico Madrid’s last two games in La Liga. The Frenchman is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with six goals and six assists under his belt. Our first goalscorer prediction is Antoine Griezmann at odds 3.80.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Antoine Griezmann at odds 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
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