Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid – La Liga – Preview

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Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid

Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid – Espanyol hosts Atletico Madrid at the RCDE Stadium on 22nd December, Friday in a La Liga fixture.

Atletico Madrid are placed second in the La Liga standings with thirty-six points, trailing league leaders Barcelona by six points. A win tomorrow could help Diego Simeone’s side close the gap especially as Barcelona travel to Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Espanyol have struggled in the league and are placed sixteenth in the league table with seventeen points, having won only one of their last six games. They drew 2-2 at Las Palmas in their last game, while Atletico Madrid defeated Alaves 1-0.

Team News

Victor Sanchez is suspended for Espanyol while Atletico Madrid will be without the ineligible Diego Costa.

Espanyol Possible Starting Lineup: Pau Lopez, Javi Lopez, Mario Hermoso, Oscar Duarte, Aaron Martin, Sergi Darder, David Lopez, Esteban Granero, Leo Baptistao, Sergio Garcia, Gerard Moreno.

Atletico Madrid Possible Starting Lineup: Jan Oblak, Sime Vrsjalko, Stefan Savic, Diego Godin, Felipe Luis, Saul Niguez, Augusto Fernandez, Gabi, Koke, Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres.

“We’re playing well and we have to keep it up. They [the fans] know we need them in order to have the same atmosphere we had in the Vicente Calderón. This is our new home and we have to fill it up with trophies and wins.”

– Fernando Torres, Atletico Madrid.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid H2H Stats, Atletico Madrid have won three and drawn two of their previous five matches against Espanyol. In fact, Atletico Madrid are undefeated in their last 7 matches against Espanyol in all competitions.

Atletico Madrid are undefeated in their last twenty away matches in the La Liga, keeping a clean sheet in the previous five away fixtures. Diego Simeone’s side are the clear favorites tomorrow and should be winning easily, a 2-0 result in favor of the visitors being the most probable outcome.

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