Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

Espanyol are hosting Atletico Madrid in the RCDE Stadium, Cornella on the 12th of September 2021, Sunday at 17:30 IST. The La Liga champions are still to get off the blocks while Espanyol are yet to register a win this season in the league.

Espanyol Form and Team News

Espanyol is one among the ten remaining teams in La Liga so far which is yet to taste a win this season. They are presently in the 16th position after three games with two draws and a loss to their name. Espanyol did not play the top division last season because of the relegation the season prior to that. They finished as the numer uno team in the second division league last season getting their tickets for top division yet again this time around. They are playing against Atletico Madrid on Sunday at home. Espanyol’s recent form has been worrisome, they have won just one game in the last nine and have lost five matches in the lead up to this game while also drawing another three games in the process.

Raul De Tomas, Wu Lei and Dimata combined in the frontline. Yangel Herrara, Javi Puado, Embarba and Darder are all young and a great bunch of midfield prodigies to have in your team and if they happen to put in performances of substance, then this Espanyol team could be in for some real haunt. Spanish coach Vicente Moreno needs to balance this team out and try to get the best out of them by allowing them to play freely and see what happens from there on.

Athletico Madrid Form and Team News

The Cup holders are still to get off the blocks after the first three games, they have secured seven points with two wins and a draw. They are now within a group of six teams with the same points and placed at the fifth position. Atletico Madrid played some inspirational football last season. They were so clinical that not even once in the entire season were they out of the first three positions, they were the better team through the whole season and deservedly ended up winners as well. They are playing against Espanyol in the next match and they would want to start to dominate the league. They have become the Spanish powerhouses after whatever they have done in the past few seasons, but one thing which is missing is a European Silverware which they can start eyeing to become World-beaters.

Diego Simeone has been spectacular with his reign at Atletico Madrid and he is starting to become a feared manager in the circuit. Given the form that both Real Madrid and Barcelona are in presently combined with all that’s been happening off the field as well, this season if Atletico can really capitalise, they can end up winning everything with the team they have. Luis Suarez has been playing like a dream and if he continues to do that, this team could really turn on the heat. The signing of Rodrigo De Paul also has been a highlight. The biggest surprise came on the last day of the transfer window when a certain former Atletico Legend Antonie Griezmann was signed back. This adds to a already spectacular lineup a even more lethal lad. 

Odds by Casumo

Atletico Madrid are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.91 odds while Espanyol is placed at 4.25. The odds for a draw is 3.40.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Atletico Madrid have been sensational in the past few seasons and this season could be even better. They are going to go for the full Monty, in this match too, they are favorites to win. They have a comparatively better team and head to head record as well. Espanyol however if they play to their strengths, then Atletico could find it hard to win this game. A chance for a draw is also on the cards given the Atletico defense crumbles under pressure like in the last game against Villarreal.

Tip 1: Atletico Madrid total goals under 1.5

Atletico Madrid with the number of attacking players in the mix have still been jittery in front of the goal and have been scoring less frequently these days. They have in the last eight matches across competitions have seen five games where they have managed to score under 1.5 goals individually. While in the last five away games that Atletico have played, they have managed to score under the above limit in three matches of those. Espanyol also have conceded under 1.5 goals in all four of their last four games. Playing at home, two of the last three games have also seen them conceding under 1.5 goals to the opponent. So the game between Espanyol and Atletico Madrid on Sunday will most likely have Atletico Madrid scoring under 1.5 goals in it. The odds for Atletico Madrid total goals under 1.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.60

Tip 2: Both teams to score

Eight of the last ten matches played by Atletico Madrid across competitions have had both teams scoring. While playing as the away side, in the last five matches that Atletico Madrid played they had four matches which also did have both teams scoring. Though Espanyol have not had many games where both teams have managed to get on the scoresheet in the recent past, Atletico’s glaring record of being in that situation in almost 80 percent of the recent games could trigger the above condition. Two of the last three head to head matches have also had the above condition satisfied. While playing with Espanyol as the host, one of their last two head to head matches have also had both teams scoring, so it’s most likely both teams might end up scoring. The odds for Both Teams to score according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 2.07.


Espanyol need to play some good football and given they score early here and put the lid on the free flowing play of Atletico, they can win this tie. Atletico have to do justice to the champions tag more so ever than any other season. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Atletico Madrid Total goals under 1.5 @ 1.60.
  1.   Both teams to score @ 2.07

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