Espanyol – Atletico Madrid
Espanyol entertain reigning champions Atletico Madrid at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday as La Liga action resumes after the international break. Atletico Madrid recorded back-to-back wins in their opening two fixtures and were held to a 2-2 draw by Villareal in their previous league match. Espanyol are winless, having played two draws and in their last outing suffered a 1-0 loss to Mallorca.
There have been 172 meetings between the two teams so far. The home team have been able to get some positive results in their recent encounters with the Madrid-based outfit, but have generally been the second-best side in the fixture. Los Colchoneros have 90 wins to their name while the hosts have emerged victorious on 51 occasions. The spoils have been shared 31 times between the two sides.
Periquitos are yet to open their account for the season but have kept two clean sheets in their three games. It will be difficult for the hosts to cause any problems for the in-form visitors and we predict an easy win for the reigning champions.
This match will be played on 12/09/2021 at 15:00.