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Prediction: Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 24 May 2023


Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 3-0

Best Odds: 20.5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Espanyol and Atletico Madrid will face each other in La Liga this week. The match between Blanquiazules and Colchoneros will be held at the RCDE Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 9pm UK time on Wednesday.


Espanyol are one of the biggest clubs in Spain and an established team in La Liga, but there is a very good chance that they will get relegated to the Segunda Division at the end of the season. Periquitos are having a really bad campaign, and things could get really bad for them in the final weeks.

Luis Garcia’s side are second from bottom in the La Liga table at the moment with 34 points from 35 matches. Espanyol are a point behind 17th-placed Getafe. Real Valladolid in 18th have also picked up 35 points. 

Blanquiazules will head into the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid on the back of a 2-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano away from home in the league. It followed a 4-2 loss at the hands of city rivals Barcelona in La Liga and came after a 3-2 defeat to Sevilla on the road in the league. Valencia, Almeria, Celta de Vigo and Cadiz are also in danger of getting relegated from La Liga at the end of the season.

Team News:

Jose Gragera and Martin Braithwaite have ankle and hamstring injuries respectively, and it is very likely that neither will play again this season. Sergi Gomez could miss out against Atletico Madrid due to a hamstring injury. Cesar Montes could replace him.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are one of the suggest clubs in Spain and regularly challenge for the La Liga title. They also compete in the UEFA Champions League year after year. While things have not been particularly great for Atletico this campaign, they could still end it on a high.

Diego Simeone’s side are second in the La Liga table at the moment with 72 points from 35 matches. Atletico Madrid are 13 points behind already-champions Barcelona and are a point ahead of city rivals Real Madrid in third. At one point, it looked like Atletico would have to fight hard to finish in the top four, but now there is a distinct possibility that they will end up second.

Atletico will head into the La Liga match against Espanyol away from home at the RCDE Stadium on the back of a 3-0 victory over Osasuna at Estadio Metropolitano in the league. It came after a 1-0 loss at the hands of Elche on the road in the league and followed a 5-1 hammering of Cadiz in front of their own fans in La Liga.

Team News:

Striker Alvaro Morata has a neck injury and is unlikely to play against Espanyol. Jan Oblak (neck), Thomas Lemar (hamstring), Memphis Depay (calf), Marcos Llorente (adductor), Stefan Savic (toe) and Reinildo (ACL) are on the sidelines as well.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Espanyol have lost 3 of their last 5 La Liga matches.
  • Espanyol have conceded 61 goals in 35 La Liga matches.
  • Atletico Madrid have won 4 of their last 5 La Liga games.
  • Atletico Madrid have scored 63 goals in 35 La Liga games.
  • Antoine Griezmann has scored 13 goals and given 13 assists in 35 La Liga matches for Atletico Madrid this season.


Espanyol have been one of the worst teams in La Liga this season and could get relegated to the Segunda Division. Even though they are at home on Wednesday evening, it is really hard to see them get even a point from the match against Atletico Madrid. Atletico have a far superior team, and given that they could end up second in the league table this campaign, it is unlikely that they will be complacent. A comfortable win for Atletico is the most likley outcome in this game.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 3-0

Best Odds: 20.5

Bookmaker: Zetbet


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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