Atletico Madrid will be out to redeem their image after their exit from the Champions League against Manchester City in the midweek at the Wanda Metropolitano as they resume back their La Liga action against Espanyol intending to make the top four.

While the Barcelona-based team will play to remain in the La Liga for at least another season.

TEAM NEWS

ATLETICO MADRID:
Athletico Madrid manager Diego Simone will be without the service of Hector Hererra due to a thigh injury and Jose Gimenez is also doubtful for this clash due to some muscular discomfort.

ESPANYOL:
The Catalan team will be without Yangel Hererra due to yellow card accumulation and he is sure to face a match suspension, aside from this Espanyol head coach Vincente Moreno has all his players at his disposal for this clash.

HEAD TO HEAD
The last five meetings saw Atletico Madrid won three and drew one with Espanyol claiming just a win in those meetings. Espanyol’s only win came in 2019 at the RCDE stadium.

CURRENT FORM

ATLETICO MADRID:

Atletico Madrid’s six-game winning streak came to an end against Real Mallorca last week in the La Liga, the La Liga Champions are in fourth position and just a point above Real Betis.

Atletico Madrid still believes they can have a strong finish in the La Liga to claim the second spot on the table with the team just three points behind Barcelona and Sevilla.

ESPANYOL:

The home team won three of their last five matches, including last week’s late winner against Celta Vigo.

The Catalan team drew one which was the away game against Levante and the only defeat in those five games was the trip to Anoeta to face Real Sociedad, while the three victories were on home ground.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS:

ATLETICO MADRID:
Oblak; Llorente, Savic, Felipe, Reinildo, Carrasco; Koke, Kondogbia, De Paul; Felix, Griezmann

ESPANYOL:
D Lopez; Gil, Calero, Cabrera, Pedrosa; Bare, Darder; Embarba, Vilhena, Puado; De Tomas

PREDICTION:

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

The La Liga Champions will aim to bounce back from their back to back defeats against Real Mallorca and Manchester City respectively, both in the La Liga and in the Champions League.

Espanyol will not give in easily considering that this is a rivalry game between two cities in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona so this could be a mini El- Classico without the big boys this time.

BETTING TIP:
Our experts at Moniebet.com are predicting an Atletico Madrid win.

 

 

 

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