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ATL vs ESL Dream11 Team Prediction | La Liga – Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Espanyol host Atletico Madrid in La Liga at RCDE Stadium, in Barcelona, on Saturday night (IST).

Atletico Madrid are on course to clinch the back-to-back second-place finishes in La Liga. With nine points separating them from arch-rivals Real Madrid, they should hold on to this position. While their chances of catching leaders Barcelona are non-existent, for the Catalan giants are already crowned the Spanish champions for the second consecutive season.

Los Colchoneros have averaged more than 2 points per game this season and should overhaul the last season’s points tally. But the gulf between them and Barcelona is there to see with the consistency marring the 2013-14 Spanish Champions.

One of the reason is Atletico’s ageing backline which needs fresh arrivals.


It won’t be an easy game though as Espanyol present more than a threat to any team. They are in good form heading into this match having not lost a game in the last six matches.

But four of those games ended in draws, which took the wind out of the sails of their top seven ambitions, for the seventh-placed Athletic Bilbao are a huge six points adrift.

Match Details:

The La Liga match will be played between Espanyol and Atletico Madrid at Cornellà-El Prat (RCDE Stadium), in Barcelona. The ground has a capacity of 40,500.

The game will start at 07:45 PM (IST), on Saturday, April 4.

Broadcast details:
Facebook has the right to broadcast La Liga games in India. But as per the agreement, Sony Sports Network can show select La Liga games in India.

The matches can also be enjoyed live on the official Facebook website and App.

Recent form (Last six matches)
Espanyol D W W D D D
Atletico Madrid – W L W W W W

Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid Team News:
Injured – Pablo Piatti, David Lopez

Doubtful – Roberto, Rosales, Hernan Perez and Naldo.
Note: Esteban Granero is available after missing the last weekend’s action with a suspension.
Sergi Darder should be fine to play after recovering from a knock.

Probable XI: D Lopez (GK), J Lopez, L Lopez, Duarte, Hermoso, Pedrosa, Sanchez, Roca, Darder, Iglesias Quintas​, Melendo Jimenez

Atletico Madrid:
Injured – Lucas Hernandez and Jose Gimenez are out for the visitors.
Suspended – Diego Costa will be serving a ban. The former Chelsea forward was handed an eight-match ban for insulting the referee during the clash against Barcelona.
Doubtful – Stefan Savic is a doubt and will be assessed before the match.
Note: Alvaro Morata will start up front in the absence of the suspended Diego Costa.
Probable XI: ​Oblak (GK), Arias, Savic, Godin, Luis, Koke, Partey, Niguez, Lemar, Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata

Potential Game Changers:

Borja Iglesias, Marc Roca, Oscar Melendo

Atletico Madrid:
Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Alvaro Morata

Stats and facts:

  • This will be the 38th meeting between these two clubs with Atletico winning 16 times. Espanyol have managed 13 wins while the nine games have ended in draws.
  • Espanyol have failed to keep a clean sheet in La Liga since February.
  • Atletico Madrid are on a four-game winning run heading into this match.


ATL vs ESL Dream11 potential winner:
Atletico Madrid should at least get a draw from this game.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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