Atletico Madrid would be looking to get back to winning ways against Espanyol here after they failed to win any of their last three games.
Espanyol comes into this game on the back of an impressive 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Europa League.
Atletico Madrid lost their last game 2-1 against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. They trailed the Germans 2-0 for much of the game before they scored a late consolation goal.
That loss was the 3rd time they have failed to win in as many games and Diego Simeone would be keen for his side to return to form in this game.
Espanyol haven’t had the best start to their season but they seem to be enjoying some sort of revival at the moment. They lost their last two league games, but they have won 3 of their last 5 games.
Atletico Madrid would be without Joá Felix, Jose Jimenez, Stefan Savic, and Sime Vrsaljko who are all injured.
Espanyol would be without Jonathan Calleri, and Pablo Piatti who are injured, while Javi Puado is a doubt.
Head to Head
The h2h between these sides is very close. They have played each other 39 times before now with Atleti winning 16 while Espanyol have won 14 of those games.
Espanyol have won 3 of the last four games between these sides including a 3-0 win in the last h2h.
Atleti are struggling for form at the moment and they can’t afford to drop points in this game again.
Atletico Madrid last 5 matches in all competitions: LDDWW
Espanyol have been inconsistent this season but they have been impressive on the road. Three of their last four wins have all come away from home.
Espanyol last 5 matches in all competitions: WLLWW
This game brings together two struggling sides looking to get a result, but Atleti would feel winning this game would be a no brainer for them.
Atleti have had all kinds of struggles this season but their major problem has been a lack of goals.
Their 2-1 loss the last time out was the first time they have played an over 2.5 goals match in their last 12 games.
Espanyol have also struggled this season but they have a good record away from home. Apart from their 3-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao the last time out, they have won two of their last 3 away games.
The visitors also struggle for goals on the road as they have played under 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten games in all competitions.
With both sides struggling for goals and Under 2.5 Goals score looks a good bet.
Alvaro Morata has scored in his last five consecutive games for Atleti and looks a good choice for anytime scorer.