Girona vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Kick-Off at 18:15 EAT
Venue: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
Atletico Madrid enjoyed a successful Champions League Matchday on Wednesday when they jumped above Borussia Dortmund at the top of their respective group standings. Los Colchoneros dispatched Monaco 2-0 with early-goal from Koke and Antoine Griezmann. BVB failed to break the deadlock past Club Brugge in the other fixture of the group and Atleti now have a chance to secure the top spot finish and potentially easier opposition in the last 16 round with a victory in the last round fixture at Jan Breydelstadion.
Diego Simeone’s men are very close to the top spot position in domestic league as well being just two points shy of Sevilla at the moment. Los Colchoneros were just moments away from snatching a three-pointer in the derby with Barcelona last weekend, but late Ousmane Dembele goal pushed the Catalans back on terms and denied Atleti a win at Wanda Metropolitano. Simeone’s lads will play another Catalan opposition on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Estadi Municipal de Montilivi to take on Girona in the 14th La Liga round.
Girona vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid failed to dispatch Girona in their lone two previous head to head encounters.
Both ended in draws with goals (1-1 and 2-2).
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two rivals.
Girona vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Blanquivermell might be a mine for Atletico Madrid once again given they head into this in a very strong form. Eusebio Sacristian’s troops are unbeaten in last six games across competitions. They won three and drew one of past four in Primera Division to climb up to the 7th place in the league ladder.
Christian Stuani continued to shine last weekend when the inspired a 1-3 victory over Espanyol in the small Catalan derby. A brace took his league tally to 10 goals and the Uruguayan forward is now competition’s top scorer.
He is, however, not Girona’s major force as team’s defensive line allowed only two goals in last five matches. This will be anything but a one-way street for Atletico.
Girona vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Draw at the half time @ 2.00 (1/1).