The home side will be confident of maintaining their unbeaten home league record, ahead of our Atletico Madrid vs Girona preview and soccer odds, but Pablo Machin’s side arrive having outdone everyone’s expectations on the road in La Liga so far this campaign.
Atletico Madrid are yet to taste defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano, and that form alone points towards what should be a difficult task for Girona. The away side did manage to take a point from this opposition earlier in the season at Montilivi, however.
Our Atletico Madrid vs Girona predictions revolve around the Wanda record, which makes backing a spirited and narrow home win the way to go in our LaLiga tips for the weekend.
Atleti’s defensive record speaks for itself, with Girona’s counter-attacking approach probably set to struggle against an outfit which doesn’t take risks at all when it comes to being exposed at the back.
Atleti are yet to score more than three goals in a home league game this season, with the hosts set to battle their way to yet another three points by showing their determined and feisty side. The return of Diego Costa ensures that Los Colchoneros will have plenty of fighting spirit.
Ladbrokes offer the best odds on there being less than three goals at the Wanda Metropolitano, which is a solid tip given that the home side have kept clean sheets in three of their last four home fixtures in the league and are not free-scoring in front of their own fans either.
Girona have scored in each of their last seven away games in La Liga, but it has been a while since they have come up against a team which is as staunch and resilient defensively as Atletico Madrid. They will have their work cut out to try and find a chink in the home side’s armour.
Our Atletico Madrid vs Girona bets back this to be a rather narrow affair, with the home side perhaps needing some time to find a way through. Girona use three central defenders and wing-backs, as well as three central midfielders, which should make a 4-4-2 system such as Atleti’s fairly difficult to pull off.
Diego Costa will be back after suspension and that injection of fiery spirit and determination could be the push that the home side need to get over the line. Girona will set up to try and take a valuable point, but Los Colchoneros should have the quality that they need to find a way through Machin’s best-laid plans. Betfair offer the best odds on this game being a draw at the half-time break, but Atleti winning by the full-time whistle.
Our Atletico Madrid vs Girona betting tips suggest that although this will be a tough game for the home side, as the visitors won’t be giving up any easy opportunities, Simeone’s men should be able to retain this impressive home run in La Liga.
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