Soccer Prediction for 22 December 2018 – Atletico Madrid vs. Espanyol

Atletico Madrid are currently stuck at number 3 in the Spanish La Liga standings, with only behind the record on goal difference from Sevilla who are ranked 2nd, therefore, the team directed by Diego Simeone still has the chance to take the 2nd place. As for the 17th of La Liga this weekend, Atletico Madrid will face Espanyol. The match itself is planned to take place on the upcoming Saturday night, December 22, 2018 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Diego Simeone’s current squad is collecting 31 points from a total of 16 matches that have taken place, the same points as Sevilla who are ranked 2nd in the standings, and 3 points behind Barcelona who are on the throne. That is, the Los Rojiblancos still have the chance to break into second position or maybe even take over the top of the standings. But one thing that must also be remembered at Atletico Madrid is that city rivals, Real Madrid, lurk in 4th place with only 2 points adrift.

Playing at home against Espanyol, it looks like Atletico Madrid will not face significant difficulties in the match later. On paper, they are also far superior to the Catalan club, with a record of 3 wins in their last five parties. While on the one hand, Espanyol have lost four defeats in the last five matches in all competitions. At present, Espanyol is ranked 11th in the standings.

Head to head Matches – Atletico Madrid vs. Espanyol:
06.05.18 Atl. Madrid 0: 2 Espanyol
23.12.17 Espanyol 1: 0 Atl. Madrid
23.04.17 Espanyol 0: 1 Atl. Madrid
12.12.16 Atl. Madrid 0: 0 Espanyol
09.04.16 Espanyol 1: 3 Atl. Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s Last 5 Matches:
15.12.18 Valladolid 2: 3 Atl. Madrid
12.12.18 Club Brugge KV 0: 0 Atl. Madrid
08.12.18 Atl. Madrid 3: 0 Alaves
12.12.18 Atl. Madrid 4: 0 Sant Andreu
02.12.18 Girona 1: 1 Atl. Madrid

Espanyol’s Last 5 Matches:
16.12.18 Espanyol 1: 3 Betis
09.12.18 Espanyol 0: 4 Barcelona
05.12.18 Espanyol 1: 0 Cadiz CF
02.12.18 Getafe 3: 0 Espanyol
26.11.18 Espanyol 1: 3 Girona

Team Players:
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Filipe Luis, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Juanfran, Angel Correa, Thomas, Lemar, Victor Vitolo, Koke, Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa
Espanyol: Diego Lopez, Aaron Caricol, Oscar Duarte, Mario Hermoso, Naldo, David Lopez, Sergi Darder, Victor Sanchez, Pablo Piatti, Sergio Garcia, Leo Baptistao

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