Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: La Liga Match | 24.05.2023 – 22bet
Atletico Madrid could move clear in the race to finish second in the La Liga standings this season on Wednesday evening. However, it will also be a big game for Espanyol, who are chasing a second straight victory in their battle to avoid relegation.
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Atletico Madrid will be looking to end the season on a high note by finishing second in the standings. They currently sit below Barcelona in the league standings, but they will need to battle until the end of the campaign to conclude the season as the runners-up. Atletico has won four of their previous five league matches to move a point clear of Real Madrid, and they could extend that advantage with a second straight win this weekend.
Atletico responded to their recent defeat in excellent fashion on Sunday afternoon, as they cruised to a 3-0 success over Osasuna in front of their own fans. Yannick Carrasco netted the opening goal just before the half-time whistle before second-half efforts were netted by Saul Niguez and Angel Correa with just under half an hour remaining.
The games are running out for Espanyol if they are to maintain their status in the Spanish top-flight this season. The Spanish side currently sits second-bottom in the standings, and they will desperately need to pick up something from this fixture to remain within touching distance of safety.
Their recent form has been relatively encouraging, as they have won twice across their last four outings. Espanyol reignited their hopes of safety in their previous match, as they recorded a 2-1 win on the road against Rayo Vallecano. The winning goal was scored with just over half an hour remaining, with Nico Melamed finding the back of the net.
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head
The previous match between the sides this term saw the points shared following a 1-1 draw. However, Atletico is unbeaten across their previous five matches against Espanyol, winning on three occasions. They landed a 2-1 win on their previous visit to Espanyol in September 2021.
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Atletico Madrid is a team that is ending the season in their best form of the campaign. That could be a pivotal factor this week, and we expect them to claim maximum points on the road against Espanyol on Wednesday.
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