Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tip Both teams to score – 17 April 2022

Both teams to score in Madrid

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.SpainAtletico Madrid vs EspanyolSpain
16 April 1515hrs
Football – Spain – La Liga
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 16 April


Sporting still have some hope they can chase down leaders Porto but can all but guarantee automatic qualification to next year’s Champions League when taking on their city rivals, Benfica.


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Atletico Madrid – Can Atletico bounce back after their Champions League exit in midweek?

Diego Simeone’s men were involved in an epic Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City on Wednesday. The 1-0 aggregate loss doesn’t even begin to describe the drama or intensity witnessed at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atleti will feel they were somewhat unfortunate not to take the tie into extra-time having had several excellent chances in the second half but it wasn’t to be and they have to focus now on finishing in the top four.

Real Betis’ draw with Real Sociedad on Friday means they have the potential to three points clear of fifth with what would be six games left and still having to play three of the current top six. So there are plenty of big matches to come for the current Spanish champions.


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Atletico Madridwin/BTTS
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 16 April)
Atletico’s six match winning run in the league was brought to an end with a loss away to Mallorca last weekend which looked to be a big setback at the time but they have a chance to make up for that straightaway. At home, they have won eight and drawn twice in their last 10 league matches here.
We’re so often used to seeing Simeone’s team have the best defensive record in La Liga but incredibly, they have conceded more than any other team currently in the top eight with 38 conceded. To put that in some context, they allowed only 25 the whole of last season.

Espanyol Preview – Will Espanyol ignore their awful away from and spring a surprise on the road?

With just one away win all season, it’s pretty remarkable that Espanyol could be in the top half come the end of the weekend. Promoted to La Liga last season, the second team from Catalonia look to be assured of their place in the top division for next season with a cushion of 11 points between themselves and Cadiz in the last relegation spot.

That one away win came on the final day of 2021, following a 2-1 success at Valencia. Since then, Espanyol have taken just two points from a possible 15.


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On a more positive note it is just one defeat in their last five league games, with three wins in that time including a 1-0 win at home to Celta Vigo last time out. The goal coming in the last minute and perhaps the one which does ease any relegation worries they may have had.

Raul de Tomas hit 23 in the second tier last season and has continued that form this term with 14 to his name. He’s earned international call-ups on the back of that but has managed only one in his last last seven league matches.


Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Advice

It’s all about mindset and resetting focus for Atletico Madrid now. The emotion of that Champions League loss will likely linger for a bit. However, the best way to get over it is by taking all three points here. Espanyol can approach their remaining games with slightly less pressure following last weekend’s win but they have a top half finish in their sights which would be a brilliant achievement as a promoted team.

Atletico are looking to do the double over their opponents, however, following a 2-1 win earlier in the season.


Key Facts –  Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tip

  • Atleti have to get over their midweek exit as they look to secure a top four finish and Champions League qualification
  • Espanyol have managed only one away win in La Liga this season, the joint lowest in the division
  • The meeting earlier in the season between these two saw Atletico secure a 2-1 victory


With just one clean sheet in their last seven home games and Espanyol managing to score in six of their last seven away, both teams to score looks to be the way to go.

Best Betting Odds for Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol

Atletico Madrid: 2/5 Betfred
Draw: 18/5 at Betfred
Espanyol: 15/2 at Betfred