Atletico Madrid v Espanyol match preview and predictions 22nd December 2018

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Atletico Madrid entertains Espanyol in matchday 17 of the Spanish La Liga both sides keen to the crucial points in an encounter that could go either way.

Atletico Madrid will be keen to make the home support count and bag the crucial three points which will be much to the delight of the Wand Metropolitano.

Diego Simeone charges head into the match in fine form having won three and drawn two of their last five matches.

The hosts head into the match hoping to build on their 3-2 win away to Real Valladolid in their last Spanish La Liga and a win in the coming clash will their top priority.

The home team currently lies 3rd in the Spanish La Liga with 31 points from 16 matches played and a win in the coming could see them rise up to 2nd in the Spanish La Liga standings.

Espanyol travels to Madrid hoping stage an upset and sneaks away with the crucial maximum points in what will prove to be uphill in an encounter.

Espanyol will be keen to bounce from their 3-1 thrashing at the hands of Real Betis in their last La Liga encounter at their backyard and get the job done on the road.

The visitors are currently in mediocre form losing four and registered one draw in their last five matches and their manager Rubi will be keen get the job done and bag the crucial three points.

The wayside currently lies 11th in the Spanish La Liga standings with 21 points from 16 matches played and a win in the coming clash could see them move up to 8th in the La Liga standings.

Atletico will be counting on Antoine Griezzmann to fire them past their visitors.

Head to Head

Atletico Madrid has won two, Espanyol won two and one draws has been registered between the two sides.

Tip

Atletico Madrid win

Odds

1.50

Stake

Medium

 

 

 

 

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