Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Betting Odds Preview

Atletico Madrid Look to End La Liga Campaign Away at Espanyol

The end of this La Liga season is set to be a disappointing one for Atletico Madrid, who will not be winning their first league title in half a decade following a disappointing second half to the season. This coming Saturday afternoon (May 4th) they do however have the chance to end the season on a high when they travel to Espanyol looking for another three points as they look to guarantee second place ahead of city rivals Real Madrid.

  • Espanyol is unbeaten in its last six matches in La Liga.
  • Atletico Madrid has won their last four league matches in a row.
  • Atletico Madrid has won 13 of the last 27 meetings between these two teams.

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Espanyol Can Move Up Table With a Win

Espanyol are not one of the clubs currently battling it out for a place in the top four, but their fine recent form has seen them climb the table over the last few weeks. The Catalan club is currently unbeaten in their last six league outings and will be keen to carry on that run of form against one of the strongest sides in the league. That will be easier said than done however after Atletico have put together a run of four straight league wins. It will not be enough to wrest the domestic crown from Barcelona’s grasp, but it will at least ensure that they both end the season on a high and finish ahead of Real Madrid.

While the betting is close, it is indeed Atletico who come into this match as the favourites to take all three points. You can back the visitors to win at +110 while Espanyol, despite home advantage, are out at +260 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at +220.

Atletico Should Record Comfortable Victory

Although Espanyol have been in good form over the last few weeks, there is simply no denying that Atletico have a vastly superior side and we are fully expecting them to make it five league victories on the bounce this weekend. It is of course never easy trying to predict the exact score line in any football match, but a comfortable 2-0 victory for the away side comes in at +850 and may well be worth backing when you take into consideration how well Diego Simeone’s side has been playing over the last few weeks.

Such a result would then also allow you to back under 2.5 goals in the game, which is priced low at just -163, as well as a “No” to both teams scoring, which is also at short odds of -106. Therefore, if you are looking to give any potential winnings from this key clash a boost then you may wish to use combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.

For example, a combo bet of an Atletico win, coupled with a “No” to both teams scoring, is at the higher price of +240, while an away victory and under 2.5 goals in the game is higher still, at +333. Under 2.5 goals and a “No” to both teams scoring comes in at +105.

Atletico Should Take Control of The Contest

While Atletico Madrid may not be the most explosive team in Spain they are certainly the most ruthlessly efficient, and we are expecting more of the same on Saturday afternoon. A price of +240 is worth backing for them to win the game to nil (without Espanyol scoring a goal) given the fact they have the best defensive record in the division.

Meanwhile, they come in at +275 to score in both halves, which given their attacking options also looks more than possible. What might be a stretch is backing them to actually go out and win both halves at a price of +600.

In terms of goal scorers, Antoine Griezmann, who is widely tipped to leave in the summer, will want to end on a high note. The World Cup Sportsbook is at +125 to get on the score sheet at any time and +350 to net either the first or the last goal of the game.

Espanyol is unbeaten in its last six matches in La Liga.home Atletico Madrid has won their last four league matches in a row.away Atletico Madrid has won 13 of the last 27 meetings between these two teams.away