RCD Espanyol vs Atlético Madrid Preview 12/09/2021
On Sunday afternoon, Espanyol host Spanish champions Atletico Madrid at the RCDE Stadium, as the visitors look to maintain their unbeaten start to their title defence in La Liga.
Espanyol have endured an underwhelming return to life back in La Liga following their promotion from the Segunda last season. The Catalan’s have failed to win in three league games so far this season, although they have picked up two draws.
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— RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (@RCDEspanyol) September 7, 2021
A 1-0 defeat against Real Mallorca last time out means that Espanyol have now failed to win in their last 13 games in the Spanish top-flight, dating back to their last spell in La Liga.
The biggest worry for the home team remains scoring goals, as Espanyol have now failed to score in ten of their last 12 matches in the Spanish top-flight.
The White and Blue have also failed to win in six home matches in La Liga, having failed to score in their last five league outings on home soil.
Atletico Madrid have taken seven points from their opening three league games. Diego Simeone’s team defeated Celta Vigo and Elche before a 2-2 draw against Villarreal last time out.
The draw against the Yellow Submarine ended a five-game winning streak for Atleti in the Spanish top-flight. In truth, though, after a superb performance in the first half, they will feel they deserved more from the game than just a point.
Atletico are unbeaten in their last four away games in the Spanish top-flight, having recorded three wins and a draw.
Those away wins have been in tight games, as Los Colchoneros have recorded all those recent away victories by just a single goal.
PlusBet.net predicts that reigning champions Atletico Madrid will record a victory in a low-scoring encounter to maintain their unbeaten start to the new league campaign.
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