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Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Prediction & Betting tips
Espanyol – Atletico, while the one hope for the Europa League, the others want to go directly into the Champions League. Espanyol Barcelona have three points behind the seventh place, which would be enough for Europe in the event of a not unlikely UEFA Cup win. Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, have a three-point advantage over Sevilla FC, who are already in fourth place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, which Atletico would like to avoid.
82 and thus more than half of the previous 158 duels with Espanyol, Atletico managed to win the game, losing only 45 in 31 draws. In Espanyol, however, Espanyol was the front-runner with 37 wins, 14 draws and 27 defeats.
Espanyol Barcelona has taken the short Christmas break with a 22-point lead from the first 16 games to ninth place, which still stands today. From the point of view of Espanyol, the year 2017 has been with ups and downs. After only one point from the first two games, there were three victories in a series, which, however, followed a very full-blown phase with four counters from five games. Against UD Las Palmas (4: 3), with SD Eibar (1: 1) and Betis Sevilla (2: 1), it was again better before a 2-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao. Most recently, Espanyol won against Deportivo Alaves and CD Leganes won two 1-0 victories.
With Alvaro Vazquez, Oscar Melendo and Oscar Duarte three injured players are still out. There will be no changes compared to the victory in Leganes. Also, Leonardo Baptistao’s goal scorer is probably only a joker.
Probable lineup: Diego Lopez – Javi Lopez, David Lopez, Reyes, Aaron Martin – Jurado, Javi Fuego, Marc Roca, Piatti – Caicedo, Gerard
Atletico Madrid :
Atletico Madrid still have the chance to win the Champions League, the two other title chances, thanks to the successes in the last 16 against Bayer Leverkusen (4: 2 and 0: 0) and against Leicester City (1: 0 and 1: 1) But already lie. In the Copa del Rey the team of coach Diego Simeone failed in the semifinals at FC Barcelona and in the league, Atletico simply allowed too many slip-ups. With a 1: 2 against FC Barcelona and a 1: 1 at Deportivo La Coruna, the championship was already at the beginning of March. Atletico landed against FC Valencia (3-0), FC Sevilla (3-1), FC Malaga (3-0), FC Malaga (2-0) and Real Sociedad San Sebastian (1: 0) five victories at a time and then defied Real Madrid 1: 1. Leicester then managed to score a 3-0 win against CA Osasuna.
With Sime Vrsaljko and Augusto Fernandez only two players can not be used. In an intensive phase with regular English weeks, however, rotation is conceivable.
Provisional lineup: Oblak – Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Filipe Luis – Gabi, Gimenez – Saul Niguez, Koke – Griezmann, Ferreira – Carrasco
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid head to head
03.12.16 LL Atl. Madrid Espanyol 0 : 0
09.04.16 LL Espanyol Atl. Madrid 1 : 3
28.11.15 LL Atl. Madrid Espanyol 1 : 0
14.03.15 LL Espanyol Atl. Madrid 0 : 0
19.10.14 LL Atl. Madrid Espanyol 2 : 0