Espanyol vs Atlético predictions and betting tips on May 24, 2023
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On May 24, RCDE Stadium (Cornella de Llobregat) will host the match of the 36th round of the La Liga, in which Espanyol will compete with Atlético. The battle will start at 22:00 CET.
The team has demonstrated the most controversial results in recent years. After a long-awaited return to the European competition, “the Parrots” were relegated to the Segunda. This cleansing did not help to get rid of excessive ambitions, because the 14th place in the previous draw of the Primera, which was taken immediately after the promotion, was met with a cold reception. As a result, Diego Martinez Penas was invited a summer ago, apparently having been caught by the fact that he had led modest Granada to the Europa League. It didn’t work out right away in the new place, but the management recognized it only in the spring, after parting with the specialist. However, being under the rule of his successor, Luis Garcia Fernandez, there is a need of more success. Getafe, which is a direct competitor, was beaten by the team, but then it was not possible to “cling” to points in the matches with either Sevilla or Barcelona. At the decisive moment, it defeated Rayo Vallecano in the away battle of the previous round.
The club did not achieve anything special after the championship trophy in 2021. The current season actually started in a disastrous way: only the 4th place in the not-so-difficult group of the Champions League, the threat of getting stuck below the traditional places in the top quartet of the Primera. Still, as it often has happened before, Diego Simeone gradually adjusted the game. A series of victories in the spring even allowed overcoming the neighbour and the rival, Real Madrid, in the standings. There was an unexpected misfire, when the metropolitan giant managed to lose with a 0-1 score to Elche, which had finally been relegated to the Segunda by that time, in May. However, the previous round brought a devastating 3-0 victory in the match with Osasuna.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The last time Espanyol won was in 2019. And Atlántico’s unbeaten streak, which has already reached 5 head-to-head matches in a row, continues after that. At the same time, “the Parrots” reached a 1-1 draw in November.
Bookmakers do not put an end to Espanyol, which desperately needs points. Nevertheless, Atlético is also motivated, it is ahead of Real Madrid and will be able to win again (odd: 2.34).
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